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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Sr. Associate Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 10, 2021
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 98205 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 

We are looking for Sr. Associate Scientist to join our team of professionals at our Global Technology Centre in Mumbai. In this role you will execute Personal Care / Home Care product development programs for assigned brands/region by partnering with commercial & supply chain teams and by introducing new innovative products which cater to unmet consumer needs, modifications to existing formulae and simplification/harmonization of global bundles for the assigned geography, in compliance to safety standards, defined quality standards, FDA norms and government regulations.

Additionally, also work on the technology transfer process of new products from lab/pilot scale development to commercial production phase at plants.

 

Job Context & Challenges:

Execute more complex development projects and/or multiple support projects, develops and selects appropriate methods, tests and procedures. Also develops and recommends product quality, process and/or packaging specifications.

 

Support funding the growth program of the organisation by exploring opportunities to optimise cost through formula and process optimisation as well as identifying new vendors for quality ingredients sourcing at low cost.

 

As part of the best place to work, support Quality and EOHS system implementation at India GTC. As a part of Product Development, need to exhibit ability to innovate with minimal mentorship and execute the programs.

 

Functional linkages:

Internal: VPs/GMs, Department/Section Managers, Professional and Technical staff, Peers in other Functions (Primarily Supply chain, Packaging, Regulatory and Marketing)

External: Government/Regulatory officials, Product Vendors/Suppliers

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Driving Sustainable growth by developing new products to meet consumer/business need & collaborate with Internal partners within GTC and outside GTC (such as marketing, supply chain etc).
  • Gain expertise of Personal care / Home care fundamentals and independently lead pilot plant activities with strong focus on EOHS & Quality.
  • Develop strong business sense (end to end business understanding) by partnering closely with cross functional teams.
  • Constantly see opportunities to improve processes with clear focus improving speed to market for all existing & new products.
  • Build formal & informal networks to constantly stay updated with new technology trends and breakthroughs.
  • Demonstrate performance management & development process to improve self performance & capability.
  • Execute technology product development projects independently for all existing & new product bundles, from conceptualization to implementation on the ground.
  • Gain detailed understanding of product portfolio and related regulatory requirements for the assigned geography.
  • Initiate and Implement new ideas and programs in the spirit of continuous improvement in R&D.
  • Lead supplier qualification programs for raw materials & provide required support to packaging material qualification programs.
  • Process Compliance: Ensure 100% compliance to all relevant standards & processes. Ensure accurate documentation of processes, test results and project output.

 

Experience:

Essential: Industrial experience in formulation development in FMCG or a Pharma company preferably in development of Oral Care / Personal Care / Home Care Products.

Should have a Master’s degree with minimum 2 yrs of shown experience in Cosmetic/ Pharma product development with a reputed FMCG/Pharma company.

Strong analytical ability and result orientation. Experience in preparation of supporting data related to new product launches/ Relaunches to ensure smooth technology transfer to plant.

Desirable: Ph. D in chemistry/ Pharmacy. Specialization in Soap making and Surfactants, Oils & fats is highly desirable.

 

Professional Qualifications & Training:

Essential: M.Sc.(Organic Chemistry), M.Pharm Pharmaceutics

Desirable: Knowledge and/or experience in product development.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit http://www.hillspet.com. To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit  http://www.tomsofmaine.com.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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