Clark, NJ, New Jersey
Research & Innovation
Full - Time

For more than a 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 R&I has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 3800 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, opened to the world. 

As a Hair Care & Styling Product Development Chemist, you will be responsible for supporting and implementing innovative hair care & style product development programs. Develop technically robust formulation solutions that adhere to safety, regulatory and quality best practices/requirements. Ensure smooth transition of innovative products and their corresponding technologies through the product develop process culminating in transfer to manufacturing. Have ability to work in a matrix reporting organization and function in a team consensus environment with both local R&I and International Teams.    

  • Develop and implement new Hair Care & Hair Style innovations   Propose new technical concepts in the field of Hair Care & Style.
  • Work closely with the scale-up (DG/Pilot), Claims, Safety, Regulatory and Evaluation Centers to ensure smooth transition of new products and technologies through the product development process . 
  • Communicate and present the technology of new products to colleagues from different geographic locations and different functions within the company. 
  • Maintain good knowledge of competitor’s patent environments, consumer insights,  need gaps as well as emerging marketing trends. 
  • Reports to Director-Hair Care & Styling

  • Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry, or related field is required
  • Basic knowledge of product innovation and development process
  • Basic formulation, analytical and project management skills
  • Hair product development formulation experience a plus. 
  • Strong communication, presentation and project management skills.  
  • Ability to work independently on projects from inception to officialization to meet launch requirements and deadlines to drive projects forward with minimum supervision.
  • 1-3 yrs experience is required
  • Demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in solving problems that may arise during product development or in the transfer of the technology to manufacturing.  
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US on an on-going basis.
  • Experience and understanding of formulation of, surfactant and emulsion systems. Hair product formulation a plus. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to share knowledge with technical support groups and other stakeholders.
  • Innovative
  • Achieves results, with integrity
  • Innovative
  • Interacts effectively
  • Displays scientific curiosity and passion for Hair Care & Styling

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.


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