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R&D Associate, Dettol


Want a role with real-world impact? As an R&D Associate, Dettol at Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to help develop products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 


R&D Associate, Dettol

Montvale, NJ

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Focusing on one of our categories – Health, Home or Hygiene - you’ll help drive technical product development on key projects. Working with experts from different teams, you’ll analyse, interpret and evaluate test results and consider their implications. Ultimately, you’ll help us create new products. Products that solve real problems and improve the lives of millions of people globally.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. You’ve worked in laboratories before so you’re familiar with the methods and techniques used. Degree qualified in a scientific discipline, you’re also able to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields. Independently minded, you’ve a healthy curiosity and will actively seek out additional information when you need it.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day. 

Key Responsibilities


The R&D Associate will work with technical product development on key projects for the R&D team.  
•    Formulate and develop new products and technologies based on relevant consumer insights in support of brand initiatives.
•    Lead key projects through the product development process as R&D representative.
•    Work cross-functionally and be R&D lead on project teams to achieve key milestones and objectives.
•    Collaborate with Marketing to develop, prioritize and execute project portfolio.
•    Lead and advance multiple projects through front-end product development. 
•    Foster strategic growth in innovation processes and systems across team and organization.
•    Develop technical product strategies to support product development and short-term and long-term innovation.
•    Foster personal development growth with continuous coaching and feedback on career development as per the R&D Guiding Principles and Corporate Core Values.



•    BS/BA degree in a related science and 5 years’ experience, or MS degree in a related science and 3 years’ experience, or PhD in a related science and 1 year relevant experience in Personal Care and/or Surface Care
•    Experience and/or proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects in a FMCG company.
•    Strong understanding of the product development process from concept ideation to launch.
•    Proven Project Management skills including timeline management and coordination of key stake holders.
•    Strong formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions.
•    Understanding of Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Competitive Intelligence
•    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
•    Strong interpersonal skills to nurture teamwork and foster an environment of achievement.
•    Results-oriented and self-motivating.
•    Ability to display a degree of flexibility and adapt effectively to change.
•    Excellent networking and communication skills.
•    Proficient with common software, including MSOffice.
•    Understanding of regulated products under regulatory bodies (EPA, FDA, BPR).
•    Proactive mindset fitting with RB Core Values and able to exhibit entrepreneurial attributes. 



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; 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. 

Nearest Major Market: New York City

Job Segment: Medical, Healthcare

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