Technical Project Leader (Skin Care)

Port Sunlight, Merseyside
Up to £34000 per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation - our global FMCG client (the powerhouse behind brands such as Persil, Ben & Surf, Comfort, Domestos and Cif) have an opening for a Technical Project Leader (Skin Care) to be based at our client's prestigious Research & Development Facility in Port Sunlight, Wirral (will involve a mix of working from home and working from the office).

This is a full time, temporary role to last until the end of December 2022, paying up to £34,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

The European Skin Care Cluster Design Team is looking for an exceptional technical project leader to join our product development team to contribute to the success of our global and local brands. This is an exciting chance for a job designed under the hybrid approach, which offers individuals the opportunity to work with product development in a more holistic end-to-end approach.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead global, regional, and local projects as a Cluster Design Technical Project Leader, including work with 3rd parties under the buy and deploy approach.
  • Lead and deliver Innovation, renovation, Raw material contingency and savings projects.
  • Be an integral part of a large global organisation, while linking local country requirements to a global strategy.
  • Problem solve and trouble shoot formulation and claims conundrums.
  • Closely collaborate with regional and global formulation, claims and processing teams, while being an integral part of a cross functional team, partnering with regulatory affairs, global ingredient specialists and procurement.
  • Carry out a holistic end-to-end product design role, working in all aspects of product development, from formulation design to scale up for manufacturing.

Key Competencies

  • Provide leadership for technical aspects of project development (TPL), including project management activities, budget management, holding others accountable, ensure project delivery on agreed technical targets and support decision making process for product development related matters.
  • The development and recommendation for a wide range of products and formats. Development involves working through a formulation proposal in line with claims ambition.
  • Brief and approve formulation specifications, approve Artwork, and manage PIF (Product Information File) product compliance.
  • Understand risks and manage & mitigate those as appropriate
  • Work closely with other functions, such as marketing and supply chain, to create, develop and deliver new products and innovations
  • Work and communicate effectively with different departments and functions to deliver against the project network timings and identify and manage risks.
  • Work closely with other functions (marketing, CCBTs, R&D Brand Design teams) to develop the product stories and claim support, ensuring strong consumer relevance and engagement
  • To partner with the regulatory affairs teams and global ingredient specialists to be on top of the continuous EU ingredient regulations and restrictions.
  • Partner with procurement and sourcing units to support ongoing production and continuity of supply.

Key Requirements

  • Relevant experience in technical project management.
  • Experience with product development (formulation and claims), preferably in Personal care cosmetics.
  • Skilled and comfortable working in a digital environment.
  • A creative, logical, and analytical mind to generate innovative design solutions to technical design problems.
  • Ability to respond quickly to change in priorities.
  • You will need to be self-motivated with good verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate complex design principles to people at all levels of the business, across different functions.


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Manpower UK Ltd
C/O Unilever HPC
Port Sunlight
CH62 4ZD

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