R&D Associate – Outside Innovation (Feasibility)


  1. Be an integral part of the category R&D product development team and develop, monitor and execute outside innovation projects outlined for the category
  2. Utilize formulation skills and technical expertise to assess the feasibility of our partner products to our business needs and product strategy and jointly develop products with our strategic partners
  3. Lead and advance multiple projects through the feasibility and assessment of innovative technologies
  4. Market Mapping to identify suitable external partners for R&D projects
  5. Engage external partners and form sustainable relationships critical to the success of Outside innovation projects
  6. Collaborate with Marketing to develop, prioritize and execute projects
  7. Work cross-functionally and lead project teams to achieve key milestones and objectives.
  8. Understand and acquire working knowledge of OI tools like Expernova, Mintel GNPD, Euro monitor Passport etc.
  9. Managing senior stakeholders and communicating with impact


  1. Strong formulation expertise and understanding of raw material chemical interactions.
  2. Understanding of chemistry Chemical actives, surfactants, solvents to support robust product feasibility
  3. methodologies used to support product and new claims development.
  4. Intimate understanding of the product life cycle including R&D, Manufacture and Distribution
  5. Results oriented, entrepreneurial and self-motivated, a bias for action
  6. Good leadership, motivational and interpersonal skills
  7. Strong analytical skills with the ability to think strategically, develop tactics and measurable implementation plans and able to transform solid thinking into action
  8. Ability to communicate with impact
  9. Ability to handle the complexity of a matrix organization
  10. Capable of building strong working relationships and motivating teams to deliver outstanding results with or without hierarchical relationships
  11. Commercial understanding of corporate and operational business issues