A senior leader reporting into the SVP R&D Hygiene Home with a large global remit, you’ll create a R&D strategy to deliver an innovation pipeline for the future.
You’ll grow lean innovative solutions that Create a Cleaner World.
Vice President R&D Operations & Local Brands Hygiene / Home
Schiphol, North Holland
Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package
Focusing on innovation, You’ll :
Be a strategic leader with extensive experience in innovation supporting local brand and category strategy. You will challenge the status quo and develop a high performing team around a shared vision.
You’ll activate plans to safeguard the business talent, capability or emerging technologies. You’ll be flexible, creative and entrepreneurial.
Ultimately you roll up your sleeves and explore the uncharted for RB.
You’ll succeed because you :
preferably hold a PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with a strong scientific understanding of formulation in (preferably) homecare or personal and hold a deep knowledge in raw materials science.
Applies formulation strategy to deliver complex business plans
Have the leadership and communication skills needed to get others behind your projects focused on business strategy and the purpose of our brands
Have a knowledge of patents and innovation management; knowledge of IP and strategic patents to protect existing net revenue and future incremental growth of local brands
You have a track record of thought leadership and can speak confidently on the future trends of the industry and R&D
Have experience in operating models that reach beyond the traditional including agile
Have worked in a fast paced FMCG setting before and enjoys working with a sense of urgency acting proactively to avoid failure
Drive relationships internally and externally with current and future partners, inspiring trust and managing conflict
Are analytical in your approach yet can communicate to scientific and non-scientific audiences
You will bring skills to the table. You will be :
Creating a high performing team environment, building the RB talent pipeline to create experts and leaders of the future.
Uses political agility to drive results and inspire others.
Collaborating with the supply chain to drive efficiencies across the business acting as an integrated partner. This will drive innovation and a growth mindset.
Driving innovation within teams, driving a strong bias for action and growth mindset. Working with cross functional teams on innovation that will drive top and bottom line growth.
Overseeing and delivering innovation strategies across categories within RB Hygiene Home supporting the roll out and delivery of projects on time in full applying the best assessment of the investment needed to accomplish tasks and projects.
Ultimatly improving operational effectiveness.
You’ll love it because
In R&D we have the freedom to succeed by enabling sustainable innovation that drives consumer preference. We are a lean organisation so prioritising and focusing on what really matters is vital and exercising it with speed is fundamental to the way that we add sustainable commercial value each day.