We at RB are looking for a R&D M&E Associate. The role is to lead the provision of ongoing R&D support to a defined RB portfolio of products. The incumbent will be responsible for project management, technical support and laboratory work, to ensure the implementation of specific Hygiene, Personal /Surface care projects in South Asia.

Responsibilities:

  • Work on Hygiene, Personal/Surface care projects across South Asia and lead the implementation of projects with local markets. You will ensure the successful launch or roll outs of products, including formulation development, performance & stability tests, scale up, specification setting and copy clearances, technical document preparation, products benchmarking in closed collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Support Supply for manufacturing, procurement or packaging projects, to implement effective technical solutions and solving issues in manufacturing process.
  • Support factories in South Asia for new raw material and supplier qualification.
  • Qualify alternative raw materials or suppliers in support of procurement, under guidance and with approval of the relevant R&D Development Group
  •  Work with Supply Process Engineering to solve production issues.
  • Work with Quality Management and QA to solve quality issues.
  • Support Supply Packaging in the implementation of alternative packaging materials, components or suppliers
  • Provide technical guidance and support for production transfers.
  • Identify opportunities for formula harmonization, cost optimizatio
  • Provide daily R&D support to local marketing and commercial team
  • Collaborate closely with local Marketing in providing technical expertise to support marketing programs and to provide local business support
  • Provide technical information, proof of claims and labeling guidance in close cooperation with the relevant R&D Development Groups and Regional Regulatory, Safety & Environmental Services function
  • Provide the technical expertise to the Legal and Regulatory teams, when required to answer questions from local authorities and resolve competitor’s challenges and consumer complaints
  • Work with RB regulatory teams to ensure our products comply with national, industry and internal standards
  • Active participation in local/regional margin improvement teams
  • Work with R&D Development Groups, Regional Regulatory, Safety & Environmental Services to address local competitors and authority challenges
  • Work with QA and QM to resolve consumer complaints
  • Support R&D Product Development Groups
  • Support other M&E and R&D Product Development by providing a clear definition of products, marketing claims, and raw material requirements from the regional/local perspective and by providing technical input and support in the preparation of the claim support data.
  • Drive regional or local implementation of global product initiatives
  • Provide clear definition of regional/local product, claims, raw material requirements

Professional Attributes:

  • Educated to Graduate/Post- graduate level (Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biology/Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or other relevant science)
  • Minimum 3-5 years R&D experience with a proven track record of delivery.
  • Experience of working in a Hygiene, Personal or Surface care environment is desirable

Personal Attributes:

  • In line with RB core values, the candidate will be achievement focused and able to work in a direct and often pressurized environment. Entrepreneurial skills in terms of innovation and problem solving are key along with tenacity, tough-mindedness and ability to influence and demonstrate strong team working abilities and commitment
  • Ability to anticipate, plan and realise significant projects involving multiple technical and scientific hurdles.
  • RB is a global business, candidates should be open to relocate internationally for career development and challenge.

Additional Information:
Location: Gurgaon-India
Functional Area: R&D
Last Date: 20th November, 2016

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