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Research & Innovation
Full - Time

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

Senior Scientific Advisor (Maternity Cover)

Lead and develop a team of Scientific Advisors.
Have overall accountability for claim development from a Scientific perspective.
Apply the Group’s Claims strategy and ensure the appropriate implementation of regulations, particularly cosmetic and device regulations, for the development and commercialisation of products.
Advise and provide scientific and technical support for multiple brands marketed by L’Oréal UK and Ireland across the entire division. Enable brands to make the most compelling product claims on communication materials including packaging and advertising consistent with European and national regulatory and advertising requirements.
Ensure scientific support throughout the products’ communication plans.
Build strong and collaborative relationships, with both internal and external stakeholders.
Represent the group in exchanges with authorities and professional associations, including the CTPA, ASA and MHRA, to safeguard the Group's position.
Manage cross-disciplinary projects initiated within the regulatory/Claims network.
Drive excellence in Creative and Scientific Communication, in alignment with UK market trends
Contribute to the definition of the Divisional Claims strategies.
Daily interaction with Marketing and PR Departments for all Divisions and also Customer/Trade teams
Review and approval of communication materials for multiple brands
Regular collaboration with the UK legal team, international claims groups and international regulatory groups
Represent brands from a technical standpoint at press launches or trade presentations where required
Work with Consumer Markets and Insights team to develop local consumer test plans
Obtain clearance of TV and Radio advertising through submission of technical dossiers to the relevant authorities, including Clearcast and Radiocentre
Defend against UK Advertising complaints


Organised: You love a list and have strong planning and organisation skills – with the ability to re-prioritise as required.

Measured: We want to track the success of our campaigns and initiatives so projects must be able to show ROI.

Accurate: You have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines.

Entrepreneurial. Every day, you spot opportunities to drive growth for our brand and our customers, making sure the good name of our brand is always protected.

Super creative: Whether it be in overcoming challenges or creating artwork for your channel, creativity is our back bone, and we love new ideas.

Proactive and Open: L’Oreal is for the pioneers, which means embracing new ideas, challenges and change with positivity and a hands on approach.

Teams are the new heroes: There is no better feeling than being part of a successful and dynamic team, so even if you are Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognise that teams are the real heroes.

Only Human: we all make mistakes, but you are not afraid of failure. You learn and show how the experience has helped the business learn for the future and benefitted all.

Ambitious: You crave success and L’Oréal is the ultimate place to achieve your dreams. We will support you all the way and make sure you have the support and development in place to help you succeed.

You. You are real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity so you will feel right at home whoever you are.

Minimum honours degree in one of the life sciences particularly, pharmacology, chemistry, biology or biochemistry.
•Demonstrable experience in a related FMCG role in the cosmetic industry, including strong demonstrated ability in regulatory and scientific affairs.
Strong experience in the beauty care/dermatology area.
Excellent product knowledge and techniques used for claims substantiation.
Leadership and management skills including coaching and training scientific teams.
Excellent command of the English language and its subtleties. With the ability to articulate and express ideas and concepts fluently and persuasively both orally and in writing, particularly in simplifying complex scientific issues.
Ability to understand scientific material, internalise it rapidly and “translating” it into simple consumer language thus helping marketing departments formulating product claims. Open to reception of new ideas and willing to explore alternatives.
High degree of analytical skills and think through creative solutions.
Strong interpersonal skills and capable of building good effective relationships with internal and external contacts. Must be a team player.
Pays attention to detail as well as looking at the wider picture.