Reckitt Benckiser (Thailand) Limited

R&D Operations Manager

Reckitt Benckiser (Thailand) Limited
Salary provided
Posted on 12 Oct 2020

R&D Operations Manager

Reckitt Benckiser (Thailand) Limited

Job Highlights

  • Minimum 5-7 years in R&D experience
  • Knowledge of polymer chemistry is advantage
  • Experience with resource planning

Job Description

Summary :

The role of the R&D Operations Manager is to protect, maintain & optimize a complex portfolio of wellness or relief products on a global scale. This role is responsible for managing a team to deliver a varied set of projects and maintenance activities aligned with the relevant business, regulatory and supply strategies. In addition, the manager is responsible for defining functional best practice and implementing strategy for relevant areas of responsibility in alignment with cross functional stakeholders.

Responsibilities :

  • R&D leadership of a designated range of marketed RB products, ensuring continued compliance, availability on shelf for our consumers, and optimised costs
  • To work with a large and complex group of key partners and stakeholders (supply, regulatory, quality, local and global marketing, Category R&D) to deliver a wide range of projects/solutions across the Health portfolio.
  • To manage and develop an R&D team including analysts, formulators & project leaders delivering product changes.
  • To champion the science and consumer experience behind our brands, leveraging this to take fit for purpose approaches to manage product change
  • To formulate and implement portfolio improvement and maintenance strategies across the given Health brands.
  • Responsible for various technologies leveraged on current marketed products.
  • Ownership of direct communication with senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide Strategic direction and guidance to the team in order to: 
    • Ensure all work is performed on time and to the required scientific depth, quality and regulatory standards and in line with the RB processes
    • Project types include R&D responsibilities related to: regulatory compliance, resolving quality issues, resolving formulation and analytical challenges, site transfers, cost savings
    • Provide leadership, development & line management to your team.
    • Manage & secure team resources (people/budget) to deliver projects to the business.
    • Support the wider Health team with respect to required activities that support operations in shared laboratories (maintenance activities, audit preparations, etc.)
    • Develop a team of global product portfolio experts to provide support across the globe for a given product portfolio.
    • Represent the team in cross functional strategic initiatives
    • Lead certain global compliance programmes for the health BU, leading cross functional teams to deliver proactive company response to upcoming regulations, ingredient restrictions, or internal sustainability pledges.
    • Manage project spend budgets and departmental budget

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering or other relevant science
  • At least 5 years of experience in R&D experience with a proven track record of delivery
  • Proven track record in active collaboration with R&D and non-R&D functions
  • Experience with resource planning
  • Experience in prioritizing workloads that include both high volume and complexity
  • Knowledge of polymer chemistry would be an advantage
  • Good command of written and spoken in English
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

*** Must be able to work at Wellgrow Industrial Estate***

RB offers the right candidate the opportunity to sharpen his/her skills and to grow in a fast-growing dynamic multi-national company, and attractive remuneration package.

All applications will be treated with strict confidence. To apply, please submit your application together with a full CV, recent photo, and relevant documentation to:

RB (Thailand) Co., Ltd./ (Durex)

100, Moo 5, Bangna-Trad Rd. KM # 36, Bangsamak, 
Bangpakong, Chachuengsao 24180
Tel: 033-599 606

Additional Information

Career Level
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Years of Experience
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Job Type
Full Time

Company Overview

About RB:

RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here.

RB is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company, with sales in nearly 200 countries and operations in over 60 countries. Every day, we strive to find even better ways to give people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes – making a real difference.

If it’s tried and tested, we challenge it. We continually invest in research and innovation to stay ahead of the game. In fact, we are changing the game in consumer health, working with people to challenge conventional thinking – whether it is product, packaging and delivery, consumer information or marketing.  That’s how we keep generating the breakthrough thinking and ideas that built 19 iconic Powerbrands around the world with well-loved names such as Nurofen, Strepsils, Mucinex, Dettol, Lysol, Finish and Vanish.

Ranked in the TOP 20 on the London Stock Exchange, our relentless drive to change the game and outperform has trebled our revenue since 2000 and quadrupled our market cap.

We’re just as demanding of our social and environmental impact too. We’ve cut our carbon footprint by 20% in just 5 years and set new 2020 targets; cutting water use by a 1/3, carbon by a 1/3 again, and for a 1/3 of sales to come from more sustainable products. As one of Save the Children’s largest partners, we are now committed to “Save a Child Every Minute” by helping stop deaths from diarrhoea.

Thrive in a game changing environment of high autonomy and accountability? Keen to be at the heart of the fastest growing health and hygiene company?

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Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus