R&D Associate, Dettol Liquids Design

R&D Associate, Dettol

RB is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company. We work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through our brands.

A fantastic opportunity is available for a R&D Associate, Dettol Liquids Design to join our Research & Development team in Montvale, New Jersey.

W e're looking for an outstanding professional with experience in consumer lead personal care liquids development to join our team. The R&D Associate will work projects for the R&D Liquids Design team which is focused on filling the innovation pipeline for Dettol and putting the consumer at heart in building and creating our ideas and formulas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with matrix team to identify relevant consumer insights and ensure they are at the forefront to develop formulas, new products and technologies in support of brand initiatives.
  • Lead key projects through the feasibility process as R&D representative.
  • Work cross-functionally and be R&D lead on project teams to achieve key milestones and objectives.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Packaging, and Consumer Insights team to develop, define and design studies to help progress projects to build out our portfolio.
  • Lead and advance multiple projects through front-end product development.
  • Foster strategic growth in innovation processes and systems across team and organization.
  • Develop consumer focused technical product strategies to support product development and short-term and long-term innovation.
  • Foster personal development growth with continuous coaching and feedback on career development as per the Corporate Core Values.
  • Deliver projects to launch on time, budget and to the appropriate performance standards, quality and cost.
  • Responsible to ensure all required technical work is performed on time and according to the required standards, performing the required lab work and providing guidance to assistants /technicians if applicable.
  • Builds detailed consumer & technical knowledge of respective areas of the product portfolio/ technologies and leverage this within day-to-day activities.
  • Work with outside suppliers/teams to help deliver pipeline needs.
  • Supervise direct report with responsibility for ensuring their development if applicable


Is this You?

  • BS/BA degree in a related science and 5 years' experience, or MS degree in a related science and 3 years' experience, or PhD in a related science and 1 year experience.
  • Experience and/or proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects in a FMCG company. Experience with Personal Care and consumer testing is highly desired.
  • Strong understanding of the product development process from concept ideation to launch.
  • Proven Project Management skills.
  • Strong formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions.
  • Understanding of Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Competitive Intelligence
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to nurture teamwork and foster an environment of achievement.
  • Results-oriented and self-motivating.
  • Ability to display a degree of flexibility and adapt effectively to change.
  • Excellent networking and communication skills.
  • Proven people management and people development skills.
  • Proficient with common software, including MSOffice.


The position is based in Montvale, NJ

Why RB?
  • Fast paced. Tired of having to jump through endless hoops to get things done? Not here. We move fast and deliver .
  • Growth. Frustrated by the lack of growth opportunities in your current company? Not here! RB takes pride in the development and continued growth of our employees through steady rotations and promotions.
  • Autonomy. RB empowers you to OWN what you do.
  • Iconic Global Brands. http://bit.ly/RBNABrands Take a look. You'll be surprised at how many you already have in your home.
  • Feel good about the company you work for! RB is committed to making the world a better place through bette rb usiness. http://bit.ly/rbsustainability
  • Passport Stamps. Does working Internationally interest you? Perform well and Global doors can open for you at RB.
  • Work with smart people. We have a talented workforce that believes in sharing ideas to help each other, and the company succeed.
  • Vacation. We offer 4 weeks' vacation, 9 core Holidays and 4 floating days.
  • 16 weeks paid Maternity leave.
  • Competitive base salaries and bonuses.
  • Tuition reimbursement.


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly Global organisation.

Apply Now for a chance to really change the game!







RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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