Principal Innovation Research Scientist - Global OTC Category

Warren, New Jersey; Richmond, Virginia; Nyon, Switzerland
Closing date
Jul 2, 2022

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Science, Pharmaceutical
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Are you energized by an opportunity to better leverage your scientific and project leadership expertise? If so, this Principal Innovation Research Scientist - Global OTC Category role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.

As a Principal Innovation Research Scientist you will be responsible for supporting the core and senior scientific leadership team by developing, maintaining, and executing programs and strategies across the business.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…
  • The R&D Principal Innovation Research Scientist will play a significant role in building a balanced global power brand pipeline and where appropriate will be responsible for creating, leading and driving early stage innovation projects
  • Ensures that the voice of the consumer is heard and that consumer input drives the initiatives pursued
  • Discovery and implementation of new scientific and technological opportunities in line with brand innovation strategy
  • Where appropriate lead the connection to all R&D, Commercial, and Supply Chain functions to enable the building of a robust innovation project for delivery into the pipeline

  • Deliver qualified (technical and consumer) early stage projects and successfully transition them into the exploratory pipeline
  • Identify, assess, and drive forward key innovation opportunities
  • Provide technical support and project leadership for identified innovation opportunities for the category.
  • Drive and maintain awareness of scientific literature and competitive intelligence to assist work progression and understanding
  • Effectively manage external relationships, developing and implementing strategies.
  • Create technical and product understanding research plans to fit overall project objectives
  • Author technical papers/presentations to enhance personal, departmental and corporate reputation.
  • Lead Due Diligence on external innovation opportunities to deliver strong technical recommendations

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with requirements to deliver innovation (across medicines, consumer goods, and medical devices) to the marketplace
  • Experience with regulatory, quality and safety implications.
  • Experience of partnering with Regulatory, Product Development, Medical Affairs, Supply Chain and Clinical Development on the requirements for product development and an experience of with the approval processes
  • 5 + years of experience in a scientific role

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • MS or PhD in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Engineering or Related Sciences
  • Experience in consumer-focused global healthcare related products / brand management
  • Maintains external networks and represents the organization on many topics in the role of Innovation
  • Experience of working with External Innovation and the evaluation of external opportunities
  • Experience of working in highly complex matrix organization.
  • Experience solving problems associated with a matrixed environment
  • Experience with solving complex technical and operational problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to understand confidentiality and be able to work around complicated organizational situations with discretion.

Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we're on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We're doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year - over a billion and a half of them - and it goes beyond products. It's about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve. With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we're uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business. This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It's an opportunity to be part of something special.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone. We're striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your

authentic self belongs and thrives.


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