Job Title: Packaging Innovation, Open Innovation: North America 


Division: Operations 

Location: Clark, NJ 

Reports To: Vice President 


Who We Are:  

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity.  


At L'Oréal Operations, we create innovative, inclusive, and sustainable beauty together with our business partners by designing, developing, sourcing, manufacturing, and distributing over 6 billion products globally every year. We support over 36 brands across four L’Oréal divisions. We are consumer-oriented, and we act responsibly all along the value chain. 


What You Will Do: 

This is a Sourcing role at it’s fundamentals where you will be driving our partnerships through business contracts, Intellectual Property ownership, and building the right relationships of trust for our partners to share innovations with L’Oréal. 

Strategically, the focus is on key partnership collaboration with our ecosystems to fuel solutions to our Innovation Roadmaps, specifically in compliance with the group’s objectives towards L'OREAL FOR THE FUTURE. 

This role is pivotal.  It is instrumental to be the cornerstone of our External & Internal Ecosystems.  The need is to create powerful relations to investigate, integrate and energize innovation for L’Oréal products. The scope begins at working with our internal teams and collaborating with the zone’s extensive ecosystems of suppliers, industrial partners, academics, inventors, and startups 

Ultimately, our collective mission is to successfully create innovative products that deliver an emotionally charged experience, the best product performance, and fuel L’Oréal business. 

The role is expected to be dynamic, engaged at all levels, innovative, able to work in a fast environment and ready to shape an efficient and modern team. 

  • Key contact and leader to manage, develop and animate external ecosystems  

  • Direct contact with the Open Inno ecosystem and an extensive overview of our needs  

  • Drive the innovation roadmaps per category and have a visibility on projects identified at the “Portfolio Management” level 

  • With our global partners, co-construct our Open Innovation strategy 

  • Maintain a high-level connection with the Open Innovation global community 

  • Sourcing strategy of each packaging category, develop and contribute to the global vision 

  • Evaluate and coach suppliers, actively participate and contribute to Business Reviews 

  • Identify internal needs and scout external disruptive innovation solutions  

  • Implement appropriate contracts to develop long term relationships with partners  

  • Discover new suppliers: Identify potential partners outside of the overall cosmetics industry 

  • Evaluate and integrate new/potential partners for compliance with L’Oréal guidelines 

  • Ensure suppliers fully manage their innovation Intellectual Property (FTO, patents, etc) 

  • Capture all technical details, timing, and industrial capacity at scale from suppliers 

  • Key support for innovation engineers: establishing framing, pre-costing, and IP management  

  • Generate visits, internal shows/Innovation Days and meetings with key suppliers 

  • Participate in external expositions followed by presentation of findings report 

  • Create an efficient network with local sourcing, Patent Intelligence and legal department 

  • Organize and participate with external challenge projects to universities 

  • Create, identify, and implement process improvements 

  • Up to 25% travel to domestic and/or international suppliers and plants 


Position Skills: 

  • Organization, presentation, and communication skills  

  • Collaboration and positive mindset with all 

  • Maintain the highest of ethics to ensure partner’s IP is respected  

  • Ability to track and clearly report KPIs for new suppliers, projects, transformation rate, and signed contracts 



What We Are Looking For: 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administrative management 

  • 8+ years of proven experience in Sourcing / Procurement management & new product development; preferably in the cosmetics, consumer goods or related field.   

  • Contract experience: NDA, MDA,etc  

  • French, Portuguese, and/or Spanish Language skills are a plus 

  • Strong PC skills; MS Project, PowerPoint and Excel  


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to deal effectively with all levels of a diverse and global organization and supplier base 

  • Flexible approach to problem solving and ability to present compelling vision to gather senior management’s support of the team’s ideas 

  • Awareness of technical elements necessary for the development and commercialization of new products, with an understanding of timing and financial impacts 

  • Good self-management and organizational skills to manage documentation, materials, and information for rapidly changing priorities 

  • Curiosity, creativity and out of the box thinking  

  • Ability to connect and motivate teams to effectively establish and deliver to project timelines 

  • Clearly communicate and support the team vision and influence the team members to achieve individual and department goals and objectives 

  • Partnering and leading effectively across different functions and levels.  Establishing strong relationships built on trust, collaboration, solid technical knowledge and business acumen. 


What’s In It For You:

  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan) 
  • Hybrid Work Policy (3 Days in Office, 2 Days Work from Home 

  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!) 

  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance) 

  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!) 

  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads) 

  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs  


Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles! 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting [email protected]. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.  

Our Safe Together Plan: Your safety is our highest priority. We will proceed with caution and adhere to enhanced protection standards to ensure our sites are safe for all employees. We must all operate with the shared responsibility for each other’s health & safety in mind. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email [email protected]. Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered.
  • You can apply to up to three jobs within a rolling 30-day window.
  • Μπορείτε να υποβάλετε αίτηση για έως και τρεις θέσεις μέσα σε ένα κυλιόμενο παράθυρο 30 ημερών. Δεν μπορείτε να αποσύρετε την αίτησή σας μετά την υποβολή της αίτησης, οπότε φροντίστε να επιλέξετε μια θέση που να ταιριάζει με τα όνειρά σας. Επισκεφτείτε τον "Χώρο Αιτήσεων" για να δείτε τις θέσεις στις οποίες έχετε ήδη υποβάλει αίτηση.
  • Δεν μπορείτε να υποβάλετε αίτηση σε αυτήν τη θέση επειδή έχετε ήδη υποβάλει αίτηση σε τρεις θέσεις τις τελευταίες 30 ημέρες. Επισκεφτείτε τον "Χώρο Αιτήσεων" για να δείτε τις θέσεις στις οποίες έχετε ήδη υποβάλει αίτηση.
  • Please don’t create another account with a different email. If you do so, your account might be merged and your application record will be deleted.