Shanghai
Research & Innovation
Full - Time
30-Apr-2022


For more than hundred years, L’Oréal believes that beauty needs Science. In a world now transformed by digital technology and the emergence of new scientific Domains, we are confident in our ability to turn these opportunities into major innovations, closely linked to the new consumer expectations all over the world. Science & Technology are allowing us to invent safe, trustable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. 

L’Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 4 000 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, open to the world.

In the department of Hair DA Department, we are looking for a manager. 


As a manager, your main responsibilities are : 
  • Lead and develop shampoo development with deep understanding of technical know-how.
  • Lead and manage shampoo team to deliver key project milestones.
  • Lead operational and administrative management of the laboratory through delegation from the head of the laboratory (safety, planning, investment, contracts, meetings, etc.)
  • Connect with different departments within R&I to identify new opportunity in shampoo innovation.
  • Create and ensure the prompt availability of quality products for businesses that are safe and effective, suitable for mass production, in line with the brand/category innovation strategy. 
  • Ensure launch commitments are met with regard to lead times and costs. 
  • Assume responsibility for all development projects and follow through with businesses.
  • Propose innovative technologies for hair care (especially shampoo) category that offer results the consumer can perceive.
  • Promote and coordinate cross-disciplinary technologies within the business line.
  • Promote knowledge sharing by leading your area of expertise.
  • Contribute to safeguarding L’Oréal intellectual property (registering and protecting patents, etc.)  
To succeed in this position, you have : 
  • Education background
  • Recquired professional experience
  • Mandatory technical skills
  • Nice to have technical skills

You are : 
  • Major in Science and Engineering, Master/Ph.D. chemistry is preferred.
  • 8-10 years formulation experiences in FMCG Company with good tracking record. Haircare related is preferred. At least 1-2 years people management experience. 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of transferring scientific/technical knowledge into inventions and innovations.
  • Creates actives, technologies and products to maximize the perceived performance. 
  • Interprets results in the most relevant way and communicates them with integrity 
  • Continuously develops expertise and research new technologies or methods. Shares and passes on scientific/technical expertise.
  • Leverage digital to accelerate innovation, to open new areas of performance and develop connected cosmetic. 
  • Proposes creative ideas or scientific concepts based on consumer insights 
  • Be able to translate consumer/market insights into outstanding product performance goals. 
  • Acts with a local and global perspective to achieve the multipolar innovation goals
  • Promotes collaboration among functions to ensure collective performance 
  • Fosters dialogue with the business and brands to transform innovation into big market opportunities.

If you identify yourself in this position, please apply by uploading your resume in PDF


The L'Oréal Group is convinced that difference is a deep source of wealth, that allows everyone to grow, to challenge themselves and to go further. We strongly encourage everyone to always dare and never censor themselves. Skills can always be learnt. We will be delighted to exchange with you!