Reckitt Benckiser Group Location:
Kingston upon Hull
A fantastic opportunity is available for an R&D Category Delivery Manager to join our R&D Health/Hygiene team, leading a team that is focussing on a strategic opportunity in a new segment. A key business priority, this is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference.
Key accountabilities include:
Lead a team with global responsibility for the introduction of new development projects and enhancement of existing products in line with the defined Category Strategy
Contribute to the Category Innovation process and 3-year plan to identify new projects for the pipeline and support the implementation of a technology strategy to underpin long term Category pipeline development
Work with Category Management to develop clear Innovation Development Briefs and ensure that all R&D sections are complete and consistent
Following authorization of the Briefs, to be accountable for
the achievement of technical project development milestones and objectives
liaison with the R&D Project Manager and other functions to ensure completion of all activities to plan
satisfactory handover to manufacturing and launch to the market
Build a cohesive, motivated and professional team within a results-oriented culture, where personal responsibility/initiative, teamwork, and mutual respect are key.
Is this You?
To succeed in the role, you will need:
A degree in a relevant scientific discipline, coupled with a strong track record in category delivery,
including running a development team
Proven ability to work under pressure without compromising on deliverables and doing the right thing for the project and the business
Proven track record of building strong working relationships across functions and motivating teams to deliver outstanding results with or without hierarchical relationships.
A self-starter, you will be comfortable with ambiguity, and able to translate it into a structured deliverable plan
Global mindset, commercial understanding of corporate and operational business issues.
Strong formulation and technology knowledge relating to Hygiene/Health brands preferred, ideally experience with both formulation as well as device/gadget technology development, including medical devices
In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly Global organisation.
Closing date: 23 rd February 2018
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