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Formulation Manager EAME

Date: May 20, 2022

Location: Champlan, FR

Company: IFF Family of Companies

The Opportunity


IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics is the business unit of IFF which develops, manufactures and markets innovative ingredients for the cosmetic and personal care industry. We offer active ingredients, functional ingredients, and delivery systems from various origins. With an outstanding portfolio of ingredients available worldwide through a network of distributors and professional agents in more than 50 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. We continue to provide strong technical support for our Cosmetics Ingredients customer. IFF LMC is growing and we are looking for a dedicated and passionate Formulation Manager to work the EAME region and join the team.  Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong desire to reveal your potential in one of the industry’s most innovative Cosmetics Ingredients company? If so, join us!

The Role: 

As Formulation Manager EAME, you will drive the technical support for EAME sales managers and customers and provide formulation support for the business. The role will see you leading implementation of global priorities and formulation strategies at EAME level. You will run training in our customer facilities, create or adapt formulations of prototypes for marketing promotion, on top of representing EAME as technical lead in Cosmetics Ingredients exhibitions. The role is initially based in Massy (91),France, and you will report directly to the Global Formulation Director.

Your Responsibilities Include:
 

  • Implement the overall global priorities and formulation/application strategies into a EAME context
  • Provide technical support to EAME sales managers and customers (i.e. cosmetic manufacturers) 
  • Ensuring formulation assistance for EAME customers, being the technical contact for any question related to formulation of LMC ingredients
  • Organizing and being in charge of hands-on lab demonstrations in customers’ labs or in LMC’s facilities 
  • Working in close collaboration with Regional Marketing Team to develop and organize promotional events including presentations (exhibitions, webinars, congress)
  • Ensure technical intelligence for EAME market 
  • Identifying accordingly new appropriate prototypes developments which illustrate LMC ranges of emulsifiers, gelling agents, liposomes precursors and active ingredients
  • Implement adaptation of existing chassis developed by our France-based laboratories to respond to specific formulation briefs received from local/ regional cosmetic brands & customers
  • Ensure good activities coordination with French-based laboratory
  • Act as technical interface with our France-based Center of Expertise, while reporting to France based Global Formulation Director with a dotted line to EAME Sales Director 
  • Champion regional customer and consumer understanding, competitors and identify untapped consumer/customer needs and market dynamics and feeding of insights into the LMC global organization

About You

What you will need to be successful:
 

• Master degree in Chemistry / Cosmetics Sciences / Chemical Engineering or related field
• Minimum 7 years proven track record experience in a cosmetic laboratory or in dermo pharmaceutical laboratory
• Experience in creating a formulation laboratory from concept to becoming operational is a definite plus.
• Experience in scaling up is a strong asset
• Experience in creating a formulation laboratory from concept to becoming operational is a definite plus
• Passionate and knowledgeable about cosmetic products with a good knowledge of trends in EAME
• Curious and creative mindset with hands-on approach
• Good communication skills and ability to speak in front of an audience: diplomatic and able to adapt to various cultures in EAME
• Good pedagogical and listening skills
• Organized, thorough with strong attention to details 
• Independent and have an entrepreneurial mindset
• Ability to collaborate across function and different levels to achieve business results
• Open to some travelling (20% to 30% of time) post COVID

IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer- At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more.