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Work as Senior Associate Scientist at Colgate

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.

Post : Sr. Associate Scientist

Job Description
Main Responsibilities :
Operational Excellence : Formulation Development, Service Consumer Test Samples, Lab & Pilot plant batches, Aging Studies, Record Keeping & Documentation.
• Independently lead pilot plant operations and ensure 100% compliance to all safety, quality and regulatory requirements for the assigned product / brand.
• Leverage Science & data analytics to identify potential problems or opportunities and create appropriate action plan in consultation with manager to address the same
• Provide excellent support for all on-going and new product development projects & initiatives such as margin improvement programs to improve bottom line.
• Utilize statistical approaches to experimental design to maximize learning with the least amount of time and with minimum resources
• Be 100% compliant to all Product Safety, Quality, and Regulatory requirements to operate with cost-effectiveness and speed throughout the product life cycle.
• Gain expertise in respective product category fundamentals and develop capability to independently execute projects from conceptualization to implementation on the ground.
• Share internal and external technical knowledge discoveries, ideas, and vision with colleagues through documentation, presentations, publications, and patents
• Supplier Qualification Program: Lead supplier qualification programs for raw & packing materials & provide required support to packaging material qualification programs.
• Be agile and respond quickly to changing consumer and/or business expectations
• Constantly identify opportunities to improve existing systems & processes which helps to improve process compliance and improve speed to market for all existing and new products.

New Product Development
• Integrate technological breakthroughs and consumer insights to develop new ideas, products, innovative technologies, solutions and communications that engage and delight the consumer, shopper, profession
• Demonstrate ability to independently plan and execute brief and off-brief projects with minimum supervision. Independently lead all product development projects for the assigned product/brands (existing & new) from conceptualization to implementation on the ground.
• Demonstrate expertise in brand/range technology to develop new innovative product bundles and solutions that cater to unmet consumer needs.
• Develop impactful claims for all existing & new products leading to sustainable business growth. Translate technical attributes into simple, consumer-relevant benefits and concepts
• Apply scientific knowledge and strong sense of curiosity in all aspects of the job including innovation, problem-solving, and troubleshooting
• Support FTG by exploring opportunities to optimise cost through formula and process optimisation as well as identifying new vendors for quality ingredients sourcing at low cost

Business Partnering / Relationship Building
• Build formal & informal networks to constantly stay updated with new technology trends and breakthroughs
• Partner closely with commercial & supply chain functions to drive sustainable business growth and build strong business acumen (end to end business understanding)
• Collaborate effectively with all internal & external stakeholders within and outside Colgate to ensure smooth implementation of technology programs. Example: Partnership with Marketing/CIC, Supply Chain, teams within India GTC and piscataway and other GTCs.

Build Future Ready Agile Organization
• Leverage Colgate’s performance management & development process to enhance one’s own performance & capability.
• Mentor & Coach trainees/interns in a structured manner to enhance their performance and level of contribution to the organization
• Should be able to give & seek feedback on an on-going basis by leveraging Colgate’s coaching program and initiatives.

Candidate Profile
• Master's / Ph. D. degree required (Chemical Engineer/ Pharmacy/ Science)
• At least 4 years of experience in R&D
• Experience in Cosmetic/ Pharma product development with a reputed FMCG/Pharma company
• Experience working in FMCG (Oral care) company

Additional Information
Experience : 4 years
Qualification : Master's / Ph. D
Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra
Industry Type : Pharma / Healthcare/ Clinical research
End Date : 20th June, 2023

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