Monroe Recruitment Consulting Group Co., Ltd.

Regional Head of New Product Development (Fast Pace Manufacturing), Bangkok, Thailand

Monroe Recruitment Consulting Group Co., Ltd.
Salary provided
Posted on 19 Nov 2020

Regional Head of New Product Development (Fast Pace Manufacturing), Bangkok, Thailand

Monroe Recruitment Consulting Group Co., Ltd.

Job Highlights

  • Lead R&D team in Asia
  • International exposure
  • Manage Asian market trend

Job Description

Salary: Attractive

Additional Benefits
: Attractive

Company Profile

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group Thailand is recruiting on behalf of a well-established beauty solutions provider for the cosmetics and personal care industry, with in-house expertise in Product and packaging development. Our respected client is seeking a technical yet hands on leader for the job of Regional Head of New Product Development. The job is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Job Summary

Regional Head of New Product Development is responsible for developing and managing research and innovation projects in Thailand, China, and Indonesia. Ideal candidate will lead regional R&D and NPD team to support commercial in customer discussions and offer technical input to support customer needs. Key responsibilities are serving client’s demand and plan a formulation innovation pipeline that is aligned with commercial, marketing and manufacturing strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design the innovation strategy of all branches in Asia, considering the results of customer’s satisfaction, product variation and innovation for potential market trend.
  • Define and prioritize key innovation projects across themes and countries based on a carefully drawn selection criteria.
  • Focus on Asian Cosmetics Technology & Innovation pipeline and align with commercial expectations. Manage the teams from 3 countries and ensure formulations are delivered within agreed deadlines.
  • Understand customer development, customer requirements and support commercial in customer meetings developing a reputation of expertise in the categories of skincare, haircare, masks, wipes, and medical devices.
  • Identify areas for further research and innovation.
  • Develop proposals for budgeting based on the identified innovation strategy and work with partners across the world to access useful resources.
  • Manage and support innovation projects and implementation from all branches.
  • Mentoring, coaching, and development of, R&D Managers, chemists, and technicians in line with Personal Development Plans.
  • Implement 3-years strategy across the Global Innovation and Development team. Accountable for the Thailand Innovation & Development unit. Also be flexible to adjust the plan according to world’s situation.
  • Creating technical advancements across multiple skincare technologies and prioritizing the use of natural and sustainable ingredients to strengthen and evolve the global skincare portfolio.
  • Coordinate internally to ‘Design for manufacturing approach’ – ensure the support of pilot and stability batches prior to full production. Keep up to date on new equipment.
  • Maintain close awareness and ensure that teams are updated on scientific literature, raw materials, new technologies, processing methodology, and global marketing trends required to create exciting and relevant product innovative. Seek out opportunities to translate technology trends into strategic business projects within color cosmetics
  • Develop relationships with core raw material suppliers – keep up to date on trends and new launches.
  • Work with supply team on showcasing packaging innovations around sustainable and improved customer functionality of our products.
  • Identify and liaise with potential innovation partners – individuals, organizations, governments within the region to pursue the innovation strategy.
  • Gain external support from core universities / collages – utilize graduates to work on projects within the Innovation Development function.
Job Requirements

  • Hands on experience in personal care and cosmetic formulation development.
  • Extensive experienced in product development management role within personal care and beauty industry.
  • Degree or higher in pharmaceutical, chemical science, and related field qualification in a relevant scientific discipline with understanding of FDA criteria.
  • Strong knowledge of cosmetic ingredients, colouring, and their usage within skincare cosmetics formulation.
  • Proven track record of investigative approach particularly in areas that are unfamiliar.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of a Design for Manufacturing approach to work in partnership with the packaging and industrialisation team.
  • Results oriented with excellent ability to utilize and manage the organizations resources to achieve goals.
  • Good leadership and general business management skills.
  • Ability to manage high workloads & conflicting priorities, both in support of the Innovation team and their respective business units alongside all employees.
  • Collaborative style and a good team player.
  • Strong customers focus mind-set

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Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
13 years
Job Type
Full Time

Company Overview


Monroe Consulting Group is a leading provider of senior human resource capital, specialising in servicing the worlds emerging economies within the Professional Services, Technology, Industrial, Health and Consumer Goods sectors. Established in 1998, we have offices in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, China, and Vietnam.


Our brand is built around quality, professionalism, and very high ethical standards. Our Recruitment Consultants are all highly trained and work unique specialist markets which truly allows them to understand the needs of both our clients and candidates. In a world where quality attracts quality and results can be all that matter, Monroe is your committed advocate and the best external ambassador you could ever wish for.


Monroe Consulting Group has won a total of 25 international recruitment awards to include being voted Best Recruitment Company APAC 5 times, Best Overseas Operation twice and Best In-House Trainer at the Global Recruiter Awards. We also been voted Best Consultancy at The Thailand Expat Awards and Best SME at the Thailand Entrepreneur Now Awards.


"Monroe have been superb, their customer service is great. The team there respond very quickly and go above and beyond to help throughout the recruitment process. I am always impressed with the service orientation I find when I interact with the Monroe team.” People & HR Manager - FMCG

“Monroe Consulting played a big role in expanding our organization. They understand our business, our requirements, and provide good information about the market. We are very happy with the quality of the candidates they present, and exceeded our expectations in coordinating with candidates, starting from setting up the interviews, up to the closing stage. We appreciate their honesty and professionalism. We would rate the service that they provide as excellent!” HR Director - Manufacturing

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Five-day work week, Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Transportation allowance, Travel allowance