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Product Development /TPL R&D Assistant Manager (Beauty & Wellbeing)

Posted: 20 Jun 2022 Closes: 21 Jul 2022
Cikarang, West Java, Indonesia Competitive
Permanent & Full-time UNI_R-40402


Product Fromula /TPL Assistant Manager is part of BW R&D team based in Indonesia on a full-time basis. The formulation and process of BW covers wide formulation and format, including multi phase emulsion, suspension and solution, from liquid, semi solid, and solid form. As TPL, the focus will be on project management. Main job purpose for the role as below:

Delivering formulation/process & claim programme by working together with global team. Leading formulation/process development and testing for BW Indonesia. Leading claim assessment related to the formulation for BW R&D Indonesia. Work with R&D BW CTIC and Innovation team to explore and exploit consumer insight for the winning claim for the project Leading 5S formula and processing agenda for BW Indonesia. Leading safety and regulatory assessment of formulation and claim and ensure compliance before deploying it in the market Working with cross functional team: Manufacturing / Engineering / Supply Chain / Procurement / Quality & technology team on landing projects On Time, In Full Working with external partners & suppliers to ensure product / technology options meet UL requirements. As a TPL (technical project leader), lead deployment of global projects for Indonesian market and end-to-end management of local projects


Formulation/Processing part: lead formulation & process R&D work for BW Indonesia
  • Delivering innovation solution to agreed project OTIF by following best practice in project management.
  • Driving and supporting Marketing, Procurement, & Supply Chain on technical programmes for alternative material sourcing, adapting and optimizing core formulation & process portfolio, helping in assessment of problem solving which interface among formulation and machines
  • Working together with global team for robust deployment of the formulation in Indonesia.
  • Working with CTIC and innovation team to drive insight exploration & implementation for developing winning concept for BW project and initiative.
  • Continuous monitoring of competitor activity and complete technical assessment reports.
  • Key contact for Product /Processing BW in Indonesia.

TPL part: lead deployment of global projects for Indonesian market and end-to-end management of local projects
  • Working with the brand partners, shape & lead the technical product design for local projects across all elements of the product - packaging, formula, claims, fragrance etc.
  • Project management: plan, agree, monitor and review project workplan and deliverables of individuals working on technical project tasks.
  • Manage stakeholders and keep them informed of technical delivery.
  • Communicate, give inputs, and act as local R&D point of contact to regional / global TPL for development of global/regional projects.
  • Manage risk by leading technical risk assessment in cross-functional project teams. Monitor implementation of identified risk mitigation strategies.

  • Ability to understand operating principles and establish technical standards.
  • Ability to discuss with Engineering & Production team on formulation and processing as well as potential product & machine interface to find solution and problem solving.
  • Ability to partner with Regulatory and Legal team on claim and ingredient & formula safety
  • Ability to understand relevant risks relevant to packaging in projects and raise them to the team
  • Drive own development plan with the support from Manager, develop procedure and train others, facilitate sharing of learning within team.
  • Present updates to Category team and Gate-Keeping forums as required during project work.
  • Passion to learn project management, and new things outside packaging area.


Self-driven, highly motivated and good interpersonal skills. Positive attitude, responsible, fast response, and creative. Having technical background with strong analytical & trouble shooting skills. Data management and analysis skill, and business process management is required Minimum bachelor's degree or higher from any science/engineering major. 2-3 years' experience in formulation/processing area (WK), especially in emulsion and surfactant based cleansing system Experience as technical project leader (WK), formulation & processing (WK), packaging (BA), consumer insight (BA) will be a plus. Experience in Regulatory affairs is an advantage The candidate must be fluent in verbal and written English IT savvy and keeping up with the latest digital application updates & trends. Able to manage virtual team relationships. Good communication with both internal and external business partners as well as manage stakeholder. Good presentation skill

*BA = Basic Appreciation, WK = Working Knowledge.

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