R&D Formulation Manager in Frimley Green - Method

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Frimley Green, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
3 days ago

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Lifestyle Brands (the LSB) is a growing house of like-minded brands under the SC Johnson umbrella including Method, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, Babyganics and Ecover. Headquartered in San Francisco with additional operations in Chicago and throughout Europe, the LSB is home to 650 employees. Together we act as a force for bold, transformative growth with a focus on delivering positive impact for people and the planet. If you’re into pioneering the future and doing good while doing business, come join us.The LSB is part of SC Johnson, a family-owned company and leading manufacturer of household cleaning, home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care products, as well as professional products. Originally founded in 1886 and headquartered in Wisconsin, U.S.A., SC Johnson and the Lifestyle Brands division are at work for a better world.R&D Manager (Formulation)Location: Malle, Belgium and/or Frimley, EnglandContract type: Full timePeople Leader: Global Sr. Director of FormulationFunction: Product ExperienceWhat’s in it for you? UK below:Competitive pay & benefitsFlexible working hours + Summer hours‘Build your own’ learning programmeFree breakfast & snacks25 days annual holidayPension, Life cover & Health InsuranceVolunteering daysSeason ticket loanWellness daysBelgium below:•          Competitive pay & benefits•          Very high commuting allowance when you come by bike•          Flexible working hours•          Free breakfast & fresh fruit•          Thursday = cookie day•          20 holidays + 12 ADV days•          Hospitalization insurance and group insurance•          Volunteering days•          Free cleaning products to make your house SHINE!Overview:Our business is growing fast, we are in the process of launching new brands and have a pipeline bursting with pioneering innovations. To help us deliver these ambitious product plans, we are looking for a R&D Manager to lead the formulation team in Belgium and deliver the innovation pipeline.Responsibilities: Managing the formulation teamEnsuring continued professional and technical development of the individual members of the formulation team in EUBuilding a strong team mentality ensuring a learning culture, flexibility and collaborationManaging resources across multiple objectives and projectsManaging the product development processEnsuring on-time delivery of the product development commitments of the teamCommunicating progress with the project teams and bringing a solutions mindsetEnsuring new products stay true to the formulation and ingredient strategy for each brandWorking with the Category and Brand managers to develop an innovation strategy that will deliver against the long term goals of LSBCommunicating and embedding the strategy across the business.Making your strategy a reality by executing through the teams.Managing pre-pipeline innovation activity within the formulation team ensuring a steady stream of new ingredients, product formats and opportunities to feed into the pipeline.Working with external raw material, product and technology suppliers to source new innovationManaging product testing, claims validation and product specsEnsuring full product specs are available for new product launchesBuilding product testing plans and ensure all claims have robust validationDeveloping new methodologies to enable new or better claimsBenchmarking competition and aiming for continuous improvementManaging the lab (organisationally and H&S)Organising the practicalities of running a formulation lab, from resourcing and work scheduling to Health and SafetyBusiness team interfacePartnering across the business to build cross functional plans to deliver against our overall business goalsCommunicating to other functions with project updates, news for the team, results, developments, opportunities.Training new starters in the art and science of our ingredients and formulation choicesExperience you’ll bring:You’ll be degree-qualified in a technically relevant disciple such as chemistry, biochemistry, green chemistry, chem eng or formulation. This will enable you to give technical guidance to the team.You’ll have proven experience in R&D or product development preferably in home care, personal care or other relevant consumer categories.You’ll have experience of, and a passion for innovation, an eye for new developments and technologies and an ability to spot what is new and better from what is merely new.You will have a strong strategic brain, able to think and plan long term. An ability to interpret the plans of other functions (marketing, sales, sustainability, supply) and develop a long term R&D plan to address those needs……and beyond.You’ll have a proven ability to lead people and teams. You’ll be skilled at motivating, supporting and developing people. You’ll be able to balance resources and prioritise work plans to ensure we get the best from the team.Superpowers you’ll bring: You’ll be a self starter capable of managing your own workload and prioritiesYou’ll be a great people person, building rapport and trust easily with just about anyone. You’ll be the kind of person people just want in their meeting because you always bring something different, interesting and fun.You’ll be a strong team player, bringing the best of yourself to the teams you’re part of while also bringing the best out in others.About us: We are the people behind method + ecover. We’ve always done things differently – we’re fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe that making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We started small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colourful place. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.Let’s get one thing straight – you’re not coming here to just sell soap, or cleaning products. You’re joining us to move the hearts, souls and minds of others all over the world that see the world differently. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously – but not ourselves.Alongside our friends Mrs Meyers and Babyganics, we are collectively known as Lifestyle Brands and are part of the SC Johnson family.Application:Submit your application today here.It’s a big, beautiful, colourful world out there and we should celebrate that. That’s why we’re working hard to be a fully diverse and inclusive place to work. Every day we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, listened to, supported and where we can do our best work. Sure, there’s always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers and community, we can make everyone welcome.We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates. If you have a disability or a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our vacancies, please visit their Career Hive – careers support for disabled candidates delivered by careers professionals with lived experience of disability. Find out more at .   We are happy to adjust our hiring process to ensure we are accessible to everyone – please let us know what we can do to support you.SummaryLocation: GBR - Frimley; BEL - Malle - IndustriewegType: Full time


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