Clark, NJ
Research & Innovation
Full - Time

L’Oréal USA Research & Innovation Management Trainee Program

The L’Oréal USA Research & Innovation Management Trainee Program is a two-year rotational program within R&I. Our mission is to attract, develop, and retain, high-potential individuals who have the drive and ability to assume managerial and technical leadership positions cross-functionally within L’Oréal R&I.

What are we expecting out of our trainees? You should…

       Show curiosity and challenge status quo

       Listen and communicate effectively

       Take initiative with courage and transparency

       Act fast and make well-informed decisions, always acting ethically

       Strive to excel, self-direct, and have a strong work ethic

       Be proactive and self-motivated 

       Be resourceful – know how to influence and drive results 

       Be competitive AND collaborative 

       Think analytically AND creatively 


This new immersive experience is the entry point for top talent that wants to be part of a global powerhouse with over 30 brands. The Program includes four rotations within a two-year accelerated program that provides structured and robust onboarding.

Potential Rotations could include:

       Development (Formulation Science)

       Enabling Partners (Product Performance Evaluation, Demi-Grand/Scale Up, Claims)

       Application Domains (Applied Science)

       Invention & Discovery Domains (Advanced Research)

Throughout the Program, there are customized training tracks and development opportunities. You will have cross-functional category exposure throughout your rotations.  Upon successful completion of the Program, you will be placed into a Sr. Chemist/Scientist role within the R&I organization.

What You Will Gain 

·       Foster an extensive internal network early on in your career.

·       Sense of community in program as well as after graduation.

·       Leadership, management and strategy skills.

·       Strong professional network within R&I and across L’Oréal Divisions.

·       Big picture understanding of L’Oréal USA and potential career paths.

·       Exposure to senior leadership members within R&I.

·       Opportunity to mentor/coach new members joining the program.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Current Senior graduating in December 2020 or May 2021 with a BS or BA in Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Sciences or related sciences

·       Experience working in a laboratory environment, through internships, university coursework, extra-curricular activities, part-time work, etc.

  • Possesses strong collaboration and communication skills to build relationships with key partner groups
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills. Displays a sense of urgency and initiative with creativity and flexibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Creative and self-motivated. Be able to think out of the box and willing to take an extra step to get job done

·       Effective communicator of ideas, project goals, and expected results.  

  • Highly motivated and independent thinker who works well in a faced paced environment and who seeks to go beyond their current knowledge and skill set in order to solve problems, resolve issues, and ensure goals are met.   
  • Participates and/or leads as a departmental representative in inter-departmental teams and senior management meetings.  
  • Demonstrates flexibly, resolve and positive outlook to ensure success of projects.  
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US on a permanent ongoing basis without requiring future sponsorship 

Stand Out Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a total GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Showcased ability to work in a professional, dynamic environment through previous internship or relevant work experience. This include part-time work, work study, side-gigs, freelancing, volunteering, summer work, or internships
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and interest in Research through your academics, extra-curricular activities, or professional/volunteer work
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment, through internships, university coursework, extra-curricular activities, part-time work, etc.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience in order to present out key research findings

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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. 
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