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R&D Formulation Associate - Gaviscon

City:  Kingston upon Hull

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.

​Research & Development​

In R&D, we're full of highly skilled talents that include Scientists, Engineers, Medical, Clinical and Regulatory professionals - all working to create a cleaner, healthier world. With nine Centres of Excellence, we continually seek out new opportunities by using science, our entrepreneurial flare and our fearless innovation to develop and enhance our existing portfolio, never compromising on quality or performance. 

We do the right thing, always, by ensuring we act with responsibility and integrity, by complying with regulatory legislation across the globe, whilst ensuring our products are safe for our consumers and are to the highest quality.

The size of our organisation means you'll have the opportunity to learn and work in different functions within R&D, giving you exposure to different disciplines, teams and environments. You will also have access to our R&D Academy, designed to develop our team and allow you to grow in our great organisation.

About the role

As an R&D Category Associate, your expertise will crucially support the growth and stability of our product portfolio. In this role, you'll be at the forefront of a vibrant cross-functional team, driving innovation and ensuring excellence in everything we develop. From healthcare products to consumer goods, your work will influence the well-being of people around the globe. Make a significant mark in a company where your growth is our priority. 

This Associate role is to manage the formulation aspects of NPD/EPD projects within Health including a significant contribution to innovation and the development of a robust pipeline. You will also get to take ownership of and drive forward the formulation aspects & technical development of NPDs from concept through to launch both internally and with 3rd parties.

Your responsibilities

- Planning, managing and implementing all technical work associated with innovation and development projects
- The progression of the formulation aspects of project initiatives through to their target launch dates
- Managing relationships and working cross functionally with formulators, HTSG/Pilot Plant Team, Analytical Lead and others to ensure delivery 

- Co-ordinate and Manage the end to end process of in-house development which will include formulation feasibility work in various formats, including liquids and tablets
- Communicating and liaising with stakeholders, influencing decisions and managing risk to enable successful execution
- To take ownership of and drive forward the formulation aspects & technical development of NPDs from concept through to launch both internally and with 3rd parties, ensuring project milestones are delivered on time and to plan.

- Line Management/mentoring of Associates within a laboratory environment

The experience we're looking for

- Educated to Degree Level in a Scientific Discipline

- Experience of working within a Formulation environment (lab included)
- Experience within an FMCG industry preferably of a similar nature
- Experienced in stakeholder management, leading conversations to ensure challenges are overcome and actions completed

- Proven ability to contribute to R & D activities, with experience in a GMP environment being beneficial.

- Competency in project management and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

The skills for success

R&D, Product Lifecycle Management, Commercial Awareness, Business Partnership, Collaboration, Partnership building, Collaborator, Ability to challenge the status quo, Propose improvement, Accountability, Adaptability.

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

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