Mgr/Sr Mgr - Packaging Innovation
L'OREAL USA 10 reviews - New York

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To create innovative packaging concepts in collaboration with Advanced Research(R&I) and Market Research teams in order to respond to consumer needs in the zone and drive the pipeline of future launches for the next 2 to 5 years.

· Identify consumer needs and market trends through tech-watch (Market research, Marketing, Consumer testing, Consumer complains, Competitors study, Suppliers, Universities…)
· Receives and analyses of Briefs from Applied Research/Marketing/PIPE meeting , communicates briefs to central Innovation team in St Ouen
· Masters and Respects the Innovation processes in terms of reporting, communication and alignment
· Protects all Innovation through patents in collaboration with the International Direction of Industrial Property, establish exclusivity contacts, confidentiality agreements and contracts of co-development through the Open Innovation team.
· Sells the Innovation concept to the Divisions (Marketing, Development, Packaging..) and Research & Innovation ( Research Development and laboratories)
· Evaluates the technical and financial feasibility of new packaging innovations in collaboration with Purchasing to ensure best alignment with economic constraints.
· Develops 3D rendering and mock up with the Corporate CAD center
· Ensure the development of unit tools with suppliers in order to validate the technical feasibility in collaboration with the Conception and Homologation centers
· Evaluates the consumer usage in terms of dispensing, application and ergonomics to ensure the innovation is truly bringing a competitive advantage
· Consolidates all the above elements to build a solid rationale about the benefits of such an Innovation in order to sell it to the Brands
· Provides all technical, cost and testing information to the Operational Packaging and Development teams in order to industrialize the innovation. Provides support if needed throughout the conception phase.
· Demonstrated capacity to Innovate and think
· Bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering or a related technical discipline
· Knowledge of packaging materials, transformation and industrialization processes
· 10 -15 years' experience in package development, preferably in the cosmetics, consumer goods or related field
· French Language skill is a plus
· Travel to vendors and plants is a requirement
· Strong PC skills; MS Office, PowerPoint and basic CAD software
· Excellent communication skills, to be sell ideas to Division heads and General Managers.
· Good organizational skills to manage the documentation, materials and information Must be eligible to work in the US on an ongoing and permanent basis without assistance.

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