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R&D Operations Assistant NA, Hygiene

Key Responsibilities

 

The R&D Operations Assistant will work with technical product development on key projects for the R&D team.

 

•    Provide technical support for the North America Operations team including: 
    o    Direct and conduct routine evaluation of existing commercial products, including performance and stability testing and claim support. 
    o    Conduct evaluation of first production samples for new product launches, including performance and stability testing. 
    o    Conduct performance and stability testing on cost improvement projects and new supplier approvals.
    o    Provide support to Supply for production startups, quality improvements, and cost savings projects.
•    Maintain appropriate level of communications with select Marketing and Supply personnel to accomplish objectives. 
•    Provide appropriate technical knowledge to work independently toward multiple project objectives within established timelines. 
•    Understands the product development process as it specifically pertains to R&D. 
•    Respond to consumer complaints and quality issues, competitors' challenges and legal inquiries concerning technical matters relating to products marketed within the region. 
•    Maintain good communications with Marketing, Supply, and Product Development functions to accomplish objectives. Maintain appropriate levels of communication with a variety of levels of RB management. Act as a technical resource to help educate local functions on technology and category product specifics. 
•    Maintain laboratory equipment and execute laboratory work according to required safety and quality standards, as defined in the company's SOP's. Document all work in laboratory notebooks. 
•    Participate in periodic quality audits. 
•    Write reports documenting the various project activities. 

Qualifications

 

•    BS/BA degree in a related science and 0-2 years’ relevant experience in Personal Care and/or Surface Care
•    Good formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions
•    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
•    Strong interpersonal skills to nurture teamwork and foster an environment of achievement, including cross-functional Project Teams involving members from Marketing, Supply, Manufacturing as well as R&D
•    Proactive mindset fitting with RB Core Values and able to exhibit entrepreneurial attributes
•    Strong oral communication skills to effectively provide feedback to project teams or immediate supervisor
•    Strong written communication skills for accurate data entry and concise lab reports 
•    Results-oriented and self-motivating, seeking information from others to accomplish objectives
•    Ability to display a degree of flexibility and adapt effectively to change
•    Timely execution of multiple project objectives within established timelines
•    Desire to learn, apply, and enhance skill set while seeking new opportunities 
•    Excellent networking and communication skills
•    Proficient with common software applications, including MSOffice

Equality

In Return Reckitt offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
Reckitt is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.


Nearest Major Market: New York City

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