Innovation Manager Suncare

Location: 

High Wycombe, BKM, GB

Req ID:  4500
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

 

 

Innovation Manager Sun Care
High Wycombe, Hybrid Working (2 days in office per week)
Attractive salary & benefits
 
 
Let's Talk About You

You’re ambitious, but you want a career with purpose—we love that. You’re up for a challenge and ready to write the next chapter of your career story with a great group of encouraging colleagues. You want to make your mark and let your personality shine. Well, if you’re interested in our Innovation Manager role, this might be your next step! We are looking for a someone with solid Innovation or Product Management experience to join Edgewell Personal Care – a global consumer goods business with a portfolio of over 25 brands (Wilkinson Sword, Schick, Hawaiian Tropic, Carefree, Bulldog Skincare for Men, Jack Black and recently acquired Cremo Grooming… just to name a few!).
 
Now, Let’s Get Down to Business
Sun Care remains a key focus for Europe and whilst we continue to re-set our portfolio in 2024, this category is a key strategic growth lever for the future. Our Sun business is set for a bright future, with a new look and feel going live in 2024, alongside improved formula’s, so Hawaiian Tropic will be looking more sun-kissed than ever before!


This role will identify and develop innovations for Europe, with strong technical expertise to help us to meet European needs . Innovations will be led locally/regionally. The vision for the future innovations is to drive a de-centralized innovation approach to break silo’s, drive speed and accountability, bringing to the market joyful innovations, anchored on key consumer and customer needs.


Here’s a sample of what you’ll get up to:


•    Responsible for the ingredient and formulation strategy for all EU Sun Care. 
•    Research and identify appropriate packaging components to fit the Sun Care brand. 
•    Understand and analyse different European trends, variances in textures and product formats. 
•    Manage product development projects to support the overall NPD launch plan, tracking third party technical development. 
•    Leading third-party chemists, test houses and fragrances houses with the development of new formulation testing. 
•    Working closely with internal R&D and TPM R&D to ensure EU needs are met, as well as Edgewell’s standards.
•    Track and monitor all development costs in conjunction with third-party manufactures to ensure costs are kept within budget.
•    Communicate the product formula and its benefits to key stakeholders, providing training where necessary to ensure our teams become experts.
•    Ensure formula approval to market regulations and the brand ingredient sourcing policy. 
•    Develop testing protocols to ensure the company can legally substantiate product claims on all product copy and website. 
•    Partner with the local Hubs and Markets to bring the voice of the customer into the innovation process and action feedback. 
•    Act as a change agenda and embody the new innovation ways of working. 
•    Regulatory and legal environment – partner with legal and regulatory to ensure compliance. 
•    Develop business cases for approval for transformative innovations.
•    In identified forums, sharing the local initiatives with other Hubs to enable visibility across markets.

 
Are You Ready to Show Us What You’ve Got?
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Innovation/ Product Manager who has a proven record within a Cosmetics based or Consumer Goods company.
If there’s one thing you’ll get here at Edgewell, it’s a collaborative group full of likeable, diverse and nurturing colleagues. They’re an inspiring bunch. While your experience is of course important, we’re all about making useful things joyful, so we love when our prospective candidates are passionate about this too.


Here’s what we are looking for:
 
•    Member of society of Cosmetics Scientists 
•    Genuine passion for Skincare 
•    Understanding of UV filters
•    Highly numerate and strong analytically 
•    Have proven understanding and knowledge of EU Cosmetics Regulations 
•    Excellent project management skills 
•    Have excellent communication and presentation skills that can persuasively sell-in strategies to senior cross-functional stakeholders. 
•    Cultivates, nurtures and grow relationships with key clients and stakeholders and decision makers internally, externally and virtually.

 

What we offer 
Benefits: Competitive salary + bonus, Hybrid working possible (2 days in the office), employee assistance programme, life assurance, discounted Edgewell branded products, core working hours, 25 days annual leave, free beverage & snacks, free parking onsite, sports & social club membership, casual smart dress code and a great boss!
 
Now Take the Next Step
If you’re looking forward to progressing your career with us, then we’re looking forward to hearing from you. Please email an up to date CV in English along with your salary expectations. Alternatively, feel free to pass onto your teammates who may be interested. For information about this great company, visit www.edgewell.com

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.