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R&D Associate Director - Local Categories

date publiée 12/17/2018
type de contrat Full time
reférence de l’emploi R2487362
location Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sanofi CHC R&D is critical to the healthy growth of the Sanofi Consumer Healthcare division.  The US Consumer Healthcare R&D department is responsible for new innovation, research and development of brands within the global strategic pain relief, allergy, cough and cold, sleep, gastrointestinal, and vitamin & mineral supplement platforms as well as the local strategic brands in skincare, oralcare and haircare.  These market leading brands deliver life changing products to help consumers live a healthier more empowered life.

Job Overview:

The R&D associate director will be responsible for high level technical scouting of new business opportunities as well as overall development, formulation, qualification, and management of specific Sanofi CHC oralcare/skincare/personal care projects, opportunities, life-cycle management and potential future Rx to OTC switch projects. The successful candidate will be a hands-on individual who will innovate, produce working prototypes, and lead scale up of lab batches to pilot and production sizes while incorporating the necessary safety, clinical power claims, and regulatory aspects into their projects. The candidate will also demonstrate a high level of technical skill, leadership of people, project management aptitude and must be a team player who can present technical subjects to others, including marketing.

Responsibilities:

· Lead the development of various oralcare/skincare/personal care new product development projects from concept to launch.

· Establish a partnership between all necessary functions to ensure the development process is streamlined and in alignment with business needs/ direction  

· High level scouting & reporting of category trends to create innovative prototypes to spur new concept ideations

· Integrate high level technical oralcare/skincare/personal care knowledge, IP, intuition, and experience to define and solve problems of considerable scope and complexity to provide untapped business opportunities:  result = innovation

· Skillfully communicate the science (Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, etc.) related to product formulations at a high level to effectively influence formula decisions, product design and claim substantiations  

· Integrate all required inputs from regulatory, medical affairs, QA and processing functions to meet project needs on a timely basis

· Manage multiple priorities and the changing dynamics of projects and organizational needs

· Prioritize time, budget, and resources to meet the project needs

· Understand and manage the integration of R&D, processing, quality assurance and manufacturing operations

· Execute, understand and interpret prototype testing at a high level to generate support of specific project needs; make recommendations based on scientific facts

Basic Qualifications:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy or other Healthcare Sciences required.  PhD level experience preferred.

Experience:  10+ years’ experience in R&D with a preferred combination of both monograph topical OTC experience, as well as, experience with cosmetic skincare/ personal care.  Formulation and IP experience is a must.  Experience with a major oralcare/skincare/personal care brand is preferred.  PhD experience preferred.

Competencies:   This position requires extensive use of computer equipment. Must have a demonstrated high level of proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.  PhD level white paper writing skills preferred.

Terms of Employment:  

· This position will have one direct report

· Overnight business travel will be required (30%)

· Relocation assistance is provided

· This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirement

Benefits of Working this Role:  

Global Leading Company & brands:  The successful candidate has the privilege of working on innovation and new product development for category leading brands for a global leading company to help consumers live a healthier more empowered life.

Knowledge:  The successful candidate further develops knowledge of every aspect of the product development/ research and development process.  This includes working with the consumer to understand the unmet consumer need.  Also includes researching technologies to meet the identified consumer needs and then working with manufacturing to deliver the product to market.

Communication:  The successful candidate further enhances verbal and written communication skills through presentations and interactions with various consumer healthcare departments including but not limited to marketing, marketing insights, supply chain, procurement, and quality, regulatory, legal and manufacturing.

Teamwork/Leadership:  The successful candidate develops strong teamwork/ leadership skills by leading a development projects from concept to product launch and working closely with all consumer healthcare teams and all aspects of the product launch process. 

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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