Clark, NJ, New Jersey
Packaging
Full - Time
01-Jan-2023

Job Title: Packaging Innovation PMO & PFM: 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: 

In this position, you will be creating and managing strategic timelines for zone and global innovation projects across three categories: Makeup, Skin, and Hair.  to invent new makeup products. Furthermore, you will be monitoring the metrics our local portfolio of programs and projects for KPI reporting. 

 

As the PMO/PFM zone head, your rigor in project management is key.  Our team and external partners will rely on your pivotal position to connect each other and drive timeline milestones to keep projects on track to the aligned completion target dates. 

 

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. 

 

  • Manage the overall feasibility of innovation transformation: timing, cost and at scale 

  • Drive all project timeline milestones to ensure successful transferring for the brands and industrial partners 

  • Manage innovation gate process 

  • Create, identify, and implement process improvements 

  • Develop and maintain a professional knowledge of new or emerging trends, inclusive but not limited to packaging technology 

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

 

Position Skills: 

PMO: Zone coordinator of timeline management for PKG Innovation Makeup, Skin and Hair 

  • Collaborate with key partners in each category to construct precise timelines 

  • Co-build the innovation process, in detail, with the CBO (Chief business Owner) 

  • Engage and empower the packaging innovation engineers on this process 

  • Manage timelines to ensure milestones adherence / final POP (Proof of Performance) date 

  • Communication and escalation skills to guarantee all stakeholders are aligned 

  • Highly skilled in crisis and change management 
     

PFM: Zone coordinator of process Gate Management  

  • Ensure the portfolio of projects (deliverables, resource allocation, and timing) is aligned with the strategy and well balanced 

  • Prioritize and champion the right projects to launch through simulation scoring and ranking 

  • Collaborate with key partners in each local category and global PFM team 

  • Manage monthly meetings for project gate management (staffing, gate, scoring committees) 

  • Budget tracking to project approval and gate spend 

Co-build portfolio and transformation KPI dashboards with the PFM central team 

 

What We Are Looking For: 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administrative management 

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

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

  • Strong PC skills; MS Project, PowerPoint and Excel  

 

Preferred Skills: 

  • 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.
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