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R&D Associate - Dettol Personal Care

City:  West Singapore

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

The role of R&D Associate is to support the development of new products and technologies bases on relevant consumer insights for the global personal care liquids vertical.

The R&D Associate will work on Innovation projects for the personal care R&D team which is focused on designing and executing the innovation pipeline for Dettol and putting the consumer at heart in building and creating our ideas and formulas.

Your responsibilities

  • Work with matrix team to identify relevant consumer insights and ensure they are at the forefront to develop formulas, new products, and technologies in support of brand initiatives.
  • Lead key projects through the feasibility 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, Packaging, and Consumer Insights team to develop, define and design studies to help progress projects to build out our portfolio.
  • Lead and advance multiple projects through front-end product development.
  • Foster strategic growth in innovation processes and systems across team and organization.
  • Develop consumer focused technical product strategies to support product development and short-term and long-term innovation.
  • Deliver projects to launch on time, within the budget and to the appropriate performance standards,
  • Responsible to ensure all required technical work is performed on time and according to the required standards, performing the required lab work and providing guidance to assistants /technicians if applicable.
  • Ensure the quality & safety standards are met within the lab. Work on ways to enhance the lab capabilities.
  • Builds detailed consumer & technical knowledge of respective areas of the product portfolio/ technologies and leverage this within day-to-day activities.
  • Work with outside suppliers/teams to help deliver pipeline needs.

The experience we're looking for

  • Masters/Degree level (Chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering or other relevant science).
  • Minimum 2 years R&D experience with a proven track record of delivery.
  • Experience of working in cosmetic formulation environment is desirable.
  • Technical background in personal care formulation and processing.

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, Innovation Processes, Predictive Analytics, Digital transformation for R&D, Quality and Manufacturing, Consumer Insight, Creative Direction, Consumer Needs, Fragrance.

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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