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Research \u0026 Development Manager (Formulation Manager)

Posted: 24 Mar 2021 Closes: 23 Apr 2021
Malle, Belgium Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -113692747

R&D Manager

Location: Malle, Belgium

Contract type: Full time

People Leader: Head of Product Experience, Europe

Function: Product Experience

About us:

We are people against dirty, the people behind method and ecover. We’ve always done things differently. We are fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We are small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colorful place. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously – but not ourselves. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.

What’s the role?

Our business is growing fast; we are in the process of launching new brands and have a pipeline bursting with pioneering innovations. To help us deliver these ambitious product plans, we are looking for an experienced R&D manager to lead the formulation and innovation teams and deliver the pipeline.

You'll manage the formulation team, ensuring continued profession and technical development of individual members. With your proven ability to lead people and teams, you'll be able to motivate, excite, support and develop people; creating a strong team mentality that s continuously learning and collaborating. Your R&D experience in the Consumer Goods industry means you'll be able to manage the product development process with ease, ensuring on-time delivery and communicating progress. The ideal candidate has not only experience but passion about innovation. You should be able to manage the pre-pipeline innovation activity guaranteeing a steady stream of new ingredients, product formats, and you'll be a strong relationship builder that can work with our external suppliers to source innovation. You'll be making strategy a reality, working with functions to develop the formulation and ingredient strategy that you'll communicate across the business. This role involves partnering across the business, corresponding to other functions and using your strategic brain to think and plan long-term. You'll be interpreting plans for different functions and developing an R&D plan to address those needs. The R&D manager manages product testing, claims validations and product specs. The ideal candidate should be able to benchmark against the competition and consistently aim for continuous improvement.

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • ‘Build your own’ learning programme
  • 20 days annual holiday + 12 ADV days
  • Pension& Health Insurance
  • Volunteering days
  • Bike lease
  • Lunch vouchers and much more!

If you would like more information about this role, please email us at and ask for the full job description.

It’s a big, beautiful, colourful world out there and we should celebrate that. That’s why we’re working hard to be a fully diverse and inclusive place to work. Every day we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, listened to, supported and where we can do our best work. Sure, there’s always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers and community, we can make everyone welcome.

If you have a disability that prevents you from following our online application process, please contact us on the email address above so we can provide an alternative way for you to apply.We are happy to make adjustments to our hiring process to ensure we are accessible to everyone – please let us know what we can do to support you.

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