Bayer Associate Director, Formulation Development-Suncare, Sprays in Morristown, NJ, New Jersey
Your tasks and responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of this role, Associate Development, Formulation Development- Sun Care, Sprays are:
• The Associate Director, Formulation Development (FD)-Sun Care, Sprays leads the development of Suncare Products for the Personal Care Innovation & Development (I&D) Unit. The Associate Director-FD oversees the process of developing new formulations that delight the consumer; • He/she will create product dossiers for new products by ensuring that all FD work is performed effectively, in the appropriate fashion, according to agreed timeline, and at a high level of quality. He/she is responsible for executing a portfolio of Suncare Formulation Development Projects with an emphasis on spray products both Bag On Value (BOV) and aerosols; • The Associate Director- FD is instrumental in defining and testing the composition and physical attributes of new products. By overseeing the formulation function on his/her portfolio of projects; the Associate Director- FD is critical in helping to realize products that enable Bayer to capitalize on market opportunities and unmet needs. He/She is also responsible for developing and managing the outsourcing activities for the contractors; The Associate Director- FD is responsible for: • Championing consumer centric development philosophy that utilizes consumer feedback and engagement during development to optimize quality of new products; o Having a good working relationship with Marketing and Claims Support will be crucial o Regularly meeting with key vendors to understand the latest technologies that can be used to delight the consumer
• Ensuring execution of Formulation Development activities - Leading people and teams to drive Formulation Development Projects - Independently manage portfolio of Formulation Development Projects - Coordinate and execute laboratory development activities o Including time spent in the lab making batches, performing lab experiments, etc. - Function as SME (Subject Matter Expert) to other team members, sharing knowledge and leveraging expertise where ever needed to move the teams forward - Flexibility and willingness to do what is necessary to take products to market, with a strong emphasis on teamwork and helping others - Clear communication skills, working with the various teams, communicating challenges and opportunities to take products to market - Lead development and/or author of technical documentation to support launch and regulatory approval of projects (as required) - Identify and test potential formulations by: o Working with Analytical Development to determine experimental and stability test requirements o Ensuring Formulation Reports are written and approved o Ensuring Development Reports are written and approved o Aligning with Analytical Development on data and conclusions for product testing and stability
• Provide I&D project team leadership by: - Acting as technical expert for Suncare Development in general and specifically for Spray technology by providing sound technical expertise to Innovation Team, Technical Sub-teams and Category Technical Lead. - Coordinating the incorporation of Formulation Development feedback, timelines and costs into Stage Gate Documents - Clearly identify and escalate risks to Technical Sub-Team and Core Project Team by providing an accurate view of technical risks and challenges - Working closely with Tech Transfer and manufacturing whenever necessary
• Ensuring that the procedures used by FD are safe and effective by: - Ensuring appropriate equipment and processes are used to assess developmental products - Developing/overseeing the development of Standard Operating Procedures (as required) - Ensuring all work processes comply with GMP and/or appropriate regulatory guidelines
Who you are
Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, and Efficiency) values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following: • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent with ten (10) or more years of proven experience; • Master’s Degree or international equivalent with six (6) or more years of proven experience; • Ph.D. with postdoctoral work or four (4) or more years of proven experience; • Experience working on Suncare products including products made for the US Suncare market that meet high SPF >50 and 80 minute water resistant criteria set by the US Sunscreen Monograph; ideally with experience developing sprays; • Proven track record of delivering NPD launches and leading execution of innovative consumer products; • Experience with global sunscreen requirements and experience launching global new and modified products a strong plus; • Team player that builds strong relationships and can manage teams without direct authority is critical.
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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