Due to the goal to strengthen and develop our local product portfolio we are looking for candidates for Raw Materials Development Manager (R&D department) position in Laundry & Home Care business direction.
Reports to: Head of R&D Operations
To lead the alternative raw materials (RM) research, selection, and onboarding projects in scope of quality and technology in close cooperation with Purchasing Department and Supply Chain (Production&Quality).
To define all relevant success criteria of potentially applicable RM for the supplier and align the testing and approval process among all involved parties, internally and externally.
To monitor and analyze all know-how and state of the art technologies and new developments at RM suppliers, relevant for the detergents industry
To update the R&D community with RM-relevant news, insights and developments from the science institutes, local and foreign suppliers and the industry.
To initiate and participate in existing and new RM suppliers’ audits and to control improvement actions if needed.
To organize the analytical testing of the new RM at internal and external laboratories and institutes.
To participate in cost-chase activities, involving alternative RM onboarding.
Your skills and competences:
Master’s degree in chemistry
5+ years of relevant experience
Confident knowledge of global and local chemical market, solid work experience with local raw materials suppliers
Laboratory work background is a plus
English level: Intermediate and higher
Strong analyst, good communicator, leader, and team player.
Attentive to details, multitasking, creative, target-oriented person with respect for quality and timing.
What we offer:
A unique opportunity to drive forward local market and an extensive work experience in constantly changing environment
Compensation depends on experience and will be discussed individually (salary+yearly bonus)
Mobile phone compensation
Medical & life insurance after 3 months
Hybrid work model
Sick leave is compensated by the company
Extended paid vacation (31 calendar days per year)
Opportunity to join a vibrant culture of trust and belonging