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Manager, Hair and Scalp R&D at Vogue International LLC in Skillman, New Jersey

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Kenvue is currently recruiting for:

Manager, Hair and Scalp R&D

This position reports to Director, Global Hair and Scalp R&D and is based at Skillman NJ.

Who we are

At Kenvue, we realize the extraordinary power of everyday care. Built on over a century of heritage and rooted in science, we're the house of iconic brands - including Neutrogena, Aveeno, Tylenol, Listerine, Johnson's and BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages that you already know and love. Science is our passion; care is our talent. Our global team is made up of ~ 22,000 diverse and brilliant people, passionate about insights, innovation and committed to delivering the best products to our customers. With expertise and empathy, being a Kenvuer means having the power to impact the life of millions of people every day. We put people first, care fiercely, earn trust with science and solve with courage - and have brilliant opportunities waiting for you! Join us in shaping our future-and yours. For more information, click here.

Role reports to: Director, Global Hair and Scalp R&D

Location: Kenvue's corporate headquarters is currently located in Skillman NJ, but is scheduled to move to Summit, NJ in or around early 2025.

Travel %: 10

Pay: $111,000 - $192,050

What you will do

The development manager will execute the innovation pipeline for Rogaine/Regaine, and other therapeutic hair brands with excellence in execution. They will lead the portfolio project execution, working directly with the Global segment, commercial teams, supply chain, and other functions within R&D. This may include upstream innovation, product development, business continuity, compliance, commercial innovation, claims, and demos and cost improvement programs. Role will include base business life cycle management lead support for all hair and scalp brands.

Key Responsibilities

The Development Manager will lead global/regional projects internally and in partnership with external providers and will be directly responsible for:

• Lead role in R&D for technical problem resolution and project success criteria, demonstrating superior technical formulation knowledge and processes.

• Shape, lead, and execute the innovation pipeline, working closely with other leaders in the organization, such as supply chain, commercial, packaging, and plants.

• Secure the brand strategy and business goals delivery by translating consumer data and market insights into accurate technical briefs; Leverage science & technology trends and networks to deliver innovations quickly.

• Securing design for manufacturability into all technical briefs

• Ensure all processes and activities comply with company policies and applicable external regulations/laws.

• Contribute to the definition and oversee technical project development.

• Establish project success criteria and monitor progress to deliver against 3YOP.

• Deliver GP improvements and embed sustainability into innovation.

• Manage budget allocation for the service and resources across R&D.

• Manage and mitigate risk, supporting agility and speed to market.

• Provide project/program progress reports and status updates to senior management.

• Manage a team of scientists, empowering agility and speed to market, including talent discussions.

• Link technical knowledge to business strategy and leverage external innovation-related technology.


What we are looking for

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Science, Engineering, Pharmacy

• Minimum of 8 years of business-related experience.

• An excellent technical foundation of formulated products, including emulsions, surfactants, suspensions, and structured liquids, and an understanding of material chemistry

• Experience in developing and substantiating claims

• Successful track record in translating science mode of action into consumer and health professionals' language.

• Product development/process scale-up experience

• Fluent written and oral English communication skills

• People management

Desired Qualifications

• Experience with formulation and cosmetic science

• Cosmetics, OTC, or pharmaceutical experience

• Experience working with external manufacturing and technical project management

What's in it for you

• Annual base salary for new hires in this position ranges from $111,000 to $192,050. This takes into account a number of factors including work location, the candidate's skills, experience, education level & other job-related factors.

• Competitive Total Rewards Package*

• Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Volunteer Time & More!

• Learning & Development Opportunities

• Employee Resource Groups

• This list could vary based on location/region

*Note: Total Rewards at Kenvue include salary, bonus (if applicable) and benefits. Your Talent Access Partner will be able to share more about our total rewards offerings and the specific salary range for the relevant location(s) during the recruitment & hiring process.

Kenvue is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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