North Little Rock, AR, Arkansas
Full - Time

Job Title:              Plant Pilot Lab Analyst

Division:              Industrial Quality

Location:             North Little Rock, AR

Reports To:          Director of Quality

 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 beautyin terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity.   At L'Oréal Consumers Products, our mission is to democratize the best of beauty, and for us, beauty has to be sustainable. Our division holds the world’s #1 beauty brand with L’Oréal Paris, the #1 makeup brand with Maybelline New York, the #1 natural brand with Garnier, as well as NYX Professional Makeup.

 What You Will Do:

Responsible for coordinating and performing various activities pertaining to the L’Oréal Plant Pilot Lab, matching and development of shaded make-up products, stay informed of changes to the quality system, assist in implementing new initiatives and drive continual improvement. This includes developing and training on quality system procedures and work instructions, promoting knowledge of the quality system throughout the plant, assisting in quality related problem-solving activities, and following through on corrective & preventive action plans.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Bachelors’ Degree (Science degree a plus);  
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Quality related field discipline preferably in a manufacturing environment;
  • Creative/Color Artist Background Preferred;
  • Continual improvement focus;
  • Analytical approach to review of data and results;
  • Be self-motivated and work independently as well as in a team setting;
  • Proactive and analytical approach to problem solving.  
  • Must be able to pass a color test 

Judgement and Decision Making:

Decisions made by the Plant Pilot Lab Tech can directly impact the success of the manufacturing team. They must make these decisions with only intermittent involvement from Supervision based on the knowledge gained from their trainings. Safety: Fully supports an independent safety culture and works proactively to accomplish the safety mission in the plant of Zero Accidents. Quality: Supports and embraces the quality mission of the plant. Delivery: The ability of the lab analyst to meet the launch demands ensures that our customers r Cost: Operation of the lab tech activities according to the standards ensure that cost to produce is aligned with the financials. Continuous improvement of RTFT will reduce cost to produce.

Environment: Supports and embraces the environmental mission of the plant. Morale: Must be an actively engaged employee exhibiting a positive attitude and a focus on teamwork to achieve best in class results.

Essential Duties:

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

% of time spent.

Total should = 100%

1. Complete shade pilots prior to plant first productions – includes documentation and communication (written/verbal) to ensure manufacturing team has formula set up for success.


2. Work closely with RAI and Marketing groups to develop new shades for program extensions of existing architectures.


3. Support first production batching.


4. Perform various Quality Investigation activities in support of Quality, Performance and Efficiency initiatives, e.g. RTFT, process improvement etc.  This may include preparing protocols, gathering and analyzing data, capability studies, statistical analysis and preparation of reports.


5. Conduct activities that coordinate and support the “Right the First Time” quality control program


6. Perform other duties as necessary


7. Ensures safe and clean work environment, maintaining waste properly and implementing L’Oréal environmental programs




  1. Must demonstrate 100% responsibility.
  1. Must have a technical aptitude with a willingness to learn new operations / technologies.
  1. Must produce World Class Results through teamwork, selflessly developing and training others for success
  1. Must have a positive attitude and be open to new ideas and concepts.
  1. Must thrive within a changing organization requiring the need to multi-task.
  1. Must listen for understanding and communicate using the Who, What, When, Where and How model.
  1. Must resolve conflicts directly and be committed to team decisions.

What’s In It For You:

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • 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 for Career Progression (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.

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