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Process/Tech. Transfer Project Manager – Varnish/Paint/Coating industry

Function: R&D

Place: Savigny-le-Temple (France, Seine-et-Marne)

Type of contract: Full Time

The candidate will be in charge of technology transfer for products developed in our R&D Innovation team to industrialization and large-scale production steps.

Main tasks / responsabilities :

  • Project management
  • Define limits for each new formula ;
  • Define associated process used for development of new products ;
  • Ensure link between R&D and Operations Depts. (Industrialization, Production, QC) ;
  • Plan trials through experimental designs, record and analyze results ;
  • Set up and perform stability tests ;
  • Set up new characterization methods for ensuring properties and the reproducibility of products developed in the lab. ;
  • Ensure a clear and periodic reporting to the Technical Director for “Nail products division” ;
  • Clear communication about projects and results (in the team and with colleagues from other divisions in a multi-cultural group) ;
  • Scale-up of products developed in the lab ;
  • Ensure a scientific and competition survey ;
  • Create and maintain a good relationship with suppliers ;
  • Support to Industrialization, Production, QC depts.

Profile :

  • Master degree in chemical industries, chemistry or industrial process (ideally from cosmetic, paint/coating, eventually pharma) ;
  • At least 3 years of experience in nail polish or coating industry ;
  • For succeeding in this position, it is mandatory to have :
  • A strong ability for analyzing data collected from different departments (R&D, Quality Control, Industrialization, Production) and summarizing everything in order to define action plans ;
  • Knowledges about dispersion methods (mixing, grinding, high pressure homogenizer) ;
  • Knowledge about mineral charges and pigments and stabilization/activation modes would be beneficial ;
  • Knowledges in rheology would be really beneficial ;
  • Knowledges about Ex standard (Explosive environment), work with organic solvents ;
  • Knowledge of OFFICE package (Excell, Word, PPT). COPTIS would be beneficial ;
  • English speaking, reading, writing – international surrounding (trips in Europe will be planned)

Soft skills :

  • Curiosity and passion for innovation and new ideas ;
  • Ability to analyze and summarize
  • Be thorough and organized ;
  • Good communication skills in French and English ;
  • Team spirit, pragmatism, self-starter and adaptability
  • Ability to prioritize and work on different projects at the same time.

INDUSTRIALIZATION MANAGER (EMULSIONS/ANHYDROUS)

Function: Operations

Place: Offanengo, Italy

Type of contract: Full Time

The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring the scale up of products and/or processes (emulsions and anhydrous), for both customers and internal briefs. He/she will coordinate all activities related to industrialization, managing a small team of technicians and developers.

Reporting to the Industrialization Senior Manager the job holder will be accountable for:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To support Industrialization Senior Manager in case of pre-feasibility study of project/process (risk evaluation)
  • To analyze and evaluate the feasibility of new formulations, in cooperation with R&D and Tech Transfer Dept, or new processes/formats for an existing txt
  • To plan and perform industrial trials for feasibility verification, by providing feedback to Sales/PM teams (customer brief) or to MKTG team (internal brief)
  • To create technical reports and adjust or implement “draft filling/pouring technique”, as the result of industrial trials.
  • To support Industrialization Team for tools conception and development
  • To plan and perform pre-production, in compliance with the expected quality and time, according to customer requirements
  • To provide technical documents and pre-production samples to Quality Team, for the next in process inspection.
  • To create defect range board, according to internal AQL (Acceptable Quality Limits)
  • To interface with external suppliers involved in the various project activities, in order to ensure compliance with established methods and times.
  • To work closely with Production Department and cross-functional Teams related to product development (Project Manager, Supply chain, Innovation, R&D formulations, R&D packaging, Tech Transfer, Quality) 

Skills required:

  • Preferred education: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or equivalent education, in case of lower education a long working experience in a similar job will be required
  • Good knowledge of cosmetic products
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing processes/industry practices
  • Good written and spoken English, an additional language will be a plus
  • IT knowledge: SOP, IT tools expertise, Office pack
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Good communication skills and leadership
  • Commitment
  • Ability to work under pressure in stressful situations while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Result and customer oriented
  • Problem solving and ability to find out solutions (decision making)
  • Analysis capability
  • People management and people development: to define objectives, inspire and motivate
  • Self-motivation and great sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Personal integrity and ethics, tact and diplomacy

SENIOR BUYER - DIRECT COSTS

Function: Procurement

Place:

Type of contract: Full Time

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the negotiation of the best purchasing conditions for the category assigned (Raw Materials and Packaging) respecting the sourcing strategy built and validated.

Reporting to Procurement Director and under coordination of the Direct and Indirect Costs Buying Manager, the job holder will be accountable for the following:

  • Scouting: to conduct market analysis in order to evaluate the best raw materials and packaging that can match stakeholders needs
  • To identify potential suppliers and to identify the right ones
  • To create and manage RFQ together with the support of the Group Procurement department 
  • Supplier management with focus on price negotiation, business review and development of partnership
  • K.P.I.s.: savings, projects optimization, activity’s track records with the Group
  • To ensure compliance to Company’s guidelines, procurement policies and procedures according to Company's requirements
  • To assess and to evaluate suppliers, leading performance reviews in order to ensure contracts compliance and improvement of their performances
  • To monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • To manage people with assigned tasks and target periodic reporting

Skills required:

  • High School Diploma as a minimum; Preferably University Degree, ideally with a Master degree in Purchasing
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in a similar role in the make-up/cosmetic field or similar industry (e.g. beauty, cosmetic packaging, etc)
  • Very good knowledge of English 
  • Strong knowledge of main IT systems (ERP, Office) 
  • Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Negotiation / Influencing skills: ability to achieve a satisfactory compromise and agreement to meet goals
  • Teamworking
  • Very good analytical skills and ability to gather information when this is poor or lacking
  • Good problem solving and ability to find out solutions
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Availability to travel occasionally in Italy and abroad including overnight stays
  • Commitment
  • Self-motivation and great sense of responsibility and confidentiality, personal ethics, tact and diplomacy

Please send your application and CV in English only


QUALITY ENGINEER – CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Function: Quality

Place: Offanengo, Italy

Type of contract: Full Time

The job holder will be responsible for developing processes, test procedures, and for implementing systems to ensure that products and processes meet the company´s high-quality standards, clients' expectations and comply with safety regulations.

He/she will also play a crucial role in ensuring products are manufactured only at the highest standard and without defects and will strongly contribute to build and spread culture of prevention in Operations of potential issues that may arise in all processes and products.

Reporting to the Quality & Operational Excellence Manager the job holder will be accountable for:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To develop and to implement Quality Maintenance System and Zero Defects System in collaboration with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Production and other technical departments
  • To evaluate current processes, to determine their effectiveness, to identify opportunities and strategies for improvement, through data analysis
  • To lead process improvement projects to meet business objectives and deliver quantifiable results using lean and six sigma methodologies
  • To work toward continuous improvement within the manufacturing process through a variety of techniques including, but not limited to Six Sigma, Quality by Design, Design of Experiment,  Quality by control, and Quality Assurance
  • To actively lead Kaizen events and other lean activities as Visual management and 5S
  • To analyze data to identify trends in product quality or defects, to identify root causes of problems with the goal of mitigating and preventing recurrence and future defects.
  • To participate actively in New Product Development process, new product launch and Change Control to ensure that product/process/equipment designs incorporate quality and design for manufacturing principles from the outset
  • To supervise the whole flow from the initial product concept through the manufacturing steps to ensure that products are manufactured at only the highest standard and without defects, working closely with R&D-Tech Transfer, Industrialization, Production and Quality Control.

Skills required:

  • Batchelor or master’s degree in Management Engineering or equivalent degree
  • 3 years of working experience as a minimum with Lean and Six Sigma tools (5S, standard work, SMED, DMAIC, DoE) in Quality Department and/or Operational Excellence Department of structured manufacturing companies
  • Good written and spoken English 
  • IT knowledge: Strong knowledge of MS Office and statistical software packages (Minitab)
  • Certification or courses at the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent level
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Effective workload planning, respect of deadlines, adaptability
  • Result and customer oriented
  • Attention to details
  • Self-motivation and great sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Personal ethics, tact and diplomacy  

R&D FORMULATOR - EMULSIONS/ANHYDROUS

Function: R&D

Place: Offanengo, Italy

Type of contract: Full Time

The ideal candidate will be responsible for making formulation trials, measuring physic-chemical parameters, and for developing cosmetic products at laboratory scale, answering customer briefs (internal and external) and respecting lead-times & costs.

Reporting to the R&D Formulation Manager in charge for the product area Anhydrous / Emulsions, the job holder will be accountable for:

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To develop new formulas (all galenics, textures and shades) and to participate in improvement of existing range of products: to make new lab trials, to make substitution lab trials to improve standard portfolio;
  • To perform color matching trials
  • To accurately perform each step of an established protocol
  • To execute under supervision development of formulation trials during development phase
  • To communicate with Raw Materials suppliers for any samples and data requests to ensure availability of raw materials to perform development trials.
  • Under supervision, to evaluate and characterize quality of the products: sensory analysis, physic-chemical analysis (pH, viscosity, density, rheology...);
  • Under supervision to set up and to prepare stability tests to perform;
  • To record data by using efficiently IT tools to ensure traceability & accuracy of all lab trials (formulas, process, comments, stability, raw materials data ...)
  • To respect lead times of development planning

Skills required:

  • Batchelor or master’s degree in a scientific discipline; different or a lower level of education will be evaluated according to a real and proven working experience in a similar role
  • 3-5 years of experience in formulation preferably in a cosmetic company;
  • Knowledge of English will be a preferential requisite
  • IT knowledge: good knowledge of the Office package and IT tools expertise
  • Technical expertise (texture development, color development, physic-chemical analysis, stability, sensory analysis…)
  • Knowledge of standard Lab equipment and GMP rules
  • Ability to communicate at all levels both internally and externally
  • Effective workload planning, respect of deadlines, ability to manage stress in a very dynamic environment, adaptability
  • Result oriented
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to network and build relations
  • Self-motivation and great sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Personal ethics, tact and diplomacy

Please send your CV in English


MARKETING ANALYST INTERNSHIP

Function: Marketing

Place: Offanengo, Italy

Type of contract: INTERNSHIP - Full Time

The ideal candidate will support the Marketing Insight Manager in providing the company with information and data related to market dynamics and current and future trends.

The job holder will be accountable for the following activities:

  • To support the design and the implementation of market research and trend forecasting activities, supporting the identification and monitoring of market needs, dynamics and trends;
  • To analyze internal and external data, in support of internal activities, and to produce reports delivering appropriate insights as output and outlining business problems, opportunities and solutions;
  • To support the development, maintenance and distribution of appropriate KPIs to monitor business performance;
  • To contribute to the management and distribution of internal data and information through the implementation and maintenance of appropriate data management tools;
  • To cooperate with both Global & Regional Marketing, Business Development, Technology & Process Innovation and R&D Teams in reaching business goals;
  • To support the Marketing Insight Manager to cooperate with Fareva marketing team to create group's synergies.

Skills and expertise required:

  • Degree in Marketing or Management or Economics
  • Very good analytical skills and ability to gather information when this is poor or lacking.
  • Fluent in English is an essential requisite.
  • Proactivity in finding information on consumers and the market.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Very good knowledge of the Office package and management systems
  • Knowledge of Python and QlikView and/or previous experience in programming would be considered an advantage.
  • Curiosity, Dynamism, Imagination, Ideation
  • Team Working and Problem Solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective workload planning, respect of deadlines, ability to define priorities and to operate in a very dynamic environment
  • Commitment
  • Ability to achieve targets
  • Self-motivation and great sense of responsibility and confidentiality, personal ethics, tact and diplomacy

QUOTATION & PRICING INTERNSHIP

Function: Sales

Place: Offanengo, Italy

Type of contract: INTERNSHIP - Full Time

Part of Sales Department the ideal candidate will support the Quotation & Pricing Manager with a focus on the improvement and use of pricing tool related to company ERP.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • To provide preliminary costing info working with Sales Manager and Operations
  • To validate costing with Project Managers after product development
  • To give support with statistical analysis (detail price building and stats with tracking file)
  • To support the creation and implementation of the pricing tool (Nail, Aerosol, New technologies) liaising with Chromavis and Fareva facilities.
  • To support the improvement of cost process.

Skills required:

  • Preferably degree in Economics, Information Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Different type and level of education will be evaluated
  • IT knowledge: Very good knowledge on Excel. The knowledge of ERP tools, even basic, will be considered a plus
  • Very Good knowledge of English
  • A previous experience, even short, in a similar role will be considered a plus
  • Ability to manage number and statistics in a very dynamic environment
  • Self-motivation and great sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Personal ethics, tact and diplomacy

 


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