Job opportunity to work as Hair Care Program Leader at Unilever- Apply before November 10, 2023


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Job Post :

Hair Care Program Leader, South Asia BU

Job Summary

  • Exciting Hair Care Opportunity: Join the fastest growing category within HUL.
  • Global Growth Engine: Contribute to Hair’s global growth from one of the fastest-growing regions.
  • Iconic Brands: Lead a portfolio including Dove, Clinic Plus, TRESemmé, and Indulekha.
  • Innovative R&D: Drive innovation in formulation, sustainability, and product superiority.
  • Stakeholder Leadership: Be a critical link between technical teams, marketing, supply chain, and other functions.
  • Regional Expertise: Develop region-specific margin improvements and savings pipeline.
  • Consumer-Driven Excellence: Lead in designing products that cater to regional consumer preferences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Product Development Leadership: Oversee product development for Shampoo, Conditioners, and Styling products.
  • Technical Team Management: Lead a team of Technical Project Leaders and ensure technology transfer to factories.
  • Stakeholder Liaison: Act as the primary contact for marketing, supply chain, and other cross-functional senior stakeholders.
  • Formulation Insights: Provide insights for claims development and ensure local insights influence global projects.
  • Realism and Urgency: Maintain a sense of purpose and urgency within the technical teams and the category.
  • Supplier Ecosystem: Develop an understanding of the supplier ecosystem to support innovation.

Material, Compliance, and Sustainability

  • Material Resilience: Partner with GDC and procurement to identify margin improvement opportunities.
  • Product Superiority: Lead the product superiority agenda by identifying consumer preference drivers.
  • Compliance and Advocacy: Ensure products comply with country regulations and lead compliance projects.
  • Strategic Initiatives: Develop a pipeline of formulas for business growth and leverage external capabilities.
  • AI and Digital: Lead initiatives on digital, AI, and data prediction modeling.
  • Line Management: Lead the formulation team and lab operations, manage and develop direct reports.

Candidate Profile

  • Qualification Required at Unilever: M.Pharm or M.Sc (Chemistry) or Ph.D. (Chemistry/Biomedical Engg).
  • Experience Required at Unilever: 10-15 years in FMCG industry with 3-5 years in program leadership.
  • Industry Experience: Experience in liquid formats and Personal care and Hair R&D is advantageous.
  • Skills: Strong communication, stakeholder management, and leadership in cross-functional teams.

Additional Information

  • Qualification Required at Unilever: M.Pharm or M.Sc (Chemistry) or Ph.D.
  • Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Industry Type: Pharma / Healthcare / Clinical research
  • Application Deadline: November 10, 2023

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