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Research & Innovation Director - Personal Care

Job description

Our customer is a well-known, Italian though international, constantly growing brand leader in the formulation and manufacturing of high-end hair and skin care products.

The company is routed on solid ethical values and has since long embraced a philosophy aimed at the search of good life, beauty and sustainability for all its stakeholders and customers.

Our search is address to a

Research & Innovation Director

that will support the growth and innovation of both hair care (professional segment) and skin care line.

We are looking for a brilliant manager nested in the Personal Care market, with a deep understanding of the cosmetic megatrends and with the ability to identify chemicals, technologies and claims and turn them into innovative, high-performance and successful consumer products. 


The R&I Director will be:

  • Promoting, through constant research, concepts, formulas a sustainable product range development and innovation, in line with Company philosophy
  • Inspiring and leading the whole R&D team (12 people)
  • Assuring the proper management of the R&D activities and resources, in-time delivery of the projects, respect of the required safety and quality standards. Will assure the optimal use of the latest available analysis technologies and techniques
  • Working closely with the marketing, supply chain and production teams, promoting fluid collaboration in order to impact positively on processes and achievement of timely results.

 Required Experience:

  • Technical Degree (chemistry, biology, food sciences)
  • High standing, strong management, communication and leadership skills
  • At least 15 years in applied research in the personal care market; specific experience by selective hair care brands is preferred
  • Mandatory previous experience in R&D team management in structured and highly innovation-oriented segments

Languages: Fluent English mandatory. Italian is a plus.

Working site: North of Italy – Smartwork accessible for 1/3 of the working time

The company is open to cover the relocation / lodging costs.


Nord Italia


Personal Care

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