Coty Inc Global Packaging Developer in Morris Plains, New Jersey

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PURPOSE

Our purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of beauty. We challenge convention through invention, expanding our horizons to enrich your reality with possibility. We build brands to inspire and enable our consumers to experience the confidence and joy of expressing their beauty, their way.

MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

POSITION OVERVIEW:

In Retail Hair Color, we are a clear global challenger in the beauty industry, driving innovation, perfect in-store experience, trends and new channel opportunities.

We are looking for a Research and Development (R&D) Packaging Developer to drive innovative packaging solutions for our global Clairol and Wella Koleston brand houses, along with supporting new retail hair color platforms, which are a core pillar within our consumer beauty portfolio.

As a globally operating R&D team, we aspire to become THE distinguished and successful packaging innovative leaders in the retail hair industry. We are a diverse team of creative packaging engineers, scientists, and practitioners who design and bring to life irresistible propositions that delight consumers, professionals, and customers everywhere.

We design and deliver irresistible initiatives, driving consumer & customer delight and brand growth in time, at cost, and at right capacity with uncompromised quality. We develop smart packaging innovation capabilities that enable us to innovate faster and better than competition. We care for the base business of our brands. We search for new growth-driving innovation ideas outside of our brand masterplans to serve the business with bigger innovations more productively.

With a passion to grow capability for the R&D Packaging discipline and the overall R&D function with a business-minded founder’s mentality, we are looking for an active player partnering within the global network of R&D Packaging Development across the regions.

Reporting to the Director of R&D Packaging Retail Hair Color, the Global Packaging Developer will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide packaging expertise and mastery in defining and developing appropriate package design solutions, meeting design intent, performance, functionality, aesthetics, cost, manufacturability, timing and quality requirements.

  • Partner in the initiative teams with Marketing, R&D Product Development, Initiative Leaders, Creative Design Agencies, and our Supply Chain experts in Procurement, Plants, and at Third Party Manufacturers in order to deliver the design intent and bring the brand vision identity to life.

  • Design and deliver near- and midterm (1-3 years) package innovations within initiatives meeting design intent, performance, functionality, aesthetics, and cost, manufacturability, timing and quality requirements.

  • Create and execute consumer-focused technical learning plans, guiding the final designs that you develop and specify end-to-end through all design and delivery stage gates.

  • Define packaging design performance criteria and apply FMEA approaches to build in robustness and quality from the beginning. Initiate and execute tests to demonstrate robustness and manufacturability.

  • Projects will include both structural and decorative packaging development and technologies, partnering across functions in order to overcome barriers and bring the brand vision and identity to life.

  • Collaborate with our global plants and suppliers to understand and integrate the requirements of possible supply chain solutions in the packaging design & engineering process. Identify possible suppliers and cost drivers of your designs, consider menu options to optimize cost, scale and simplification delivering speed to market, delight and best value.

  • Search for new growth-driving innovation ideas, trends, and technologies internally and externally to make them available to grow our brands.

  • Manage base business portfolio projects of our brands.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • University degree in Packaging Development & Technologies and/or experience in Packaging R&D within the Beauty or FMCG industries.

  • Proven applied knowledge in packaging technologies (e.g. molding, flexibles, cartons, print & decoration, assembly), project management and packaging development approaches. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to identify smart solutions with the right level of pragmatism. Attention to details that matter in Beauty.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently in global diverse teams and environments.

  • Passion for solving problems using creativity and/ or analytical skills. Experience in identifying technical solutions and their implementation is a plus. Affinity to develop beauty design solutions working with industrial designers / design agencies.

  • Excellent collaborative skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Entrepreneurial, agile and hands-on spirit. Focused and disciplined. High sense of accountability and ownership. Able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. Open to change in a dynamic growing environment.

  • Very strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills for verbal and written communication of ideas, technical rationales, risks, issues and recommendations.

  • Ability to travel 10-20% of your time to domestic or international destinations.

SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Strategic- Planning, administration, facilitation, creativity, problem analysis, decision making

  • Business- Work-flow structuring, monitoring, product knowledge, account administration, automated office systems, multi-tasking, analytical, quantitative, organizational, detail-oriented, time management

  • Creativity and Innovation - Creativity, Business savvy, originality, intuition

  • Leadership and Personal - Motivating others, development of employees, communication, objectivity, integrity, dependability, initiative, flexibility, sensitivity, impact, tenacity, autonomy, collaboration

We are Coty – and our people make us who we are.

It’s important that we find individuals who are a great fit for our business, not just for us but for you too. We want people to thrive here and, if you are the right culture fit with us and we with you, you’ll be able to shine and achieve beyond your own expectations.

  • For us, beauty is and beauty does. We are very focused because we all want the same thing: to help our consumers celebrate and liberate the diversity of their beauty – and that takes creativity, excellence and radical thinking – we are here to disrupt the beauty industry on behalf of consumers and you need to want to join that mission to succeed here.

  • We have an energetic intensity about us. We’re quite relentless in our determination to deliver, always accountable for our actions and tenacious. We will not be beaten by obstacles.

  • Responding quickly with agile thinking to business challenges and opportunities is second nature to us. We like it that way as it means we can be creative and find new ways to make things happen fast. Colleagues will expect it of you and you’ll expect it of them – we’re a team and we help each other. We’re all in it together – irrespective of level or part of the business.

  • We always go the extra mile, pushing the boundaries to be that best partner we can be to our customers and to excite and delight our consumers.

  • When you join Coty, you become part of a vibrantly diverse and energetic group who have fun in an intense sort of way. Because we’re not just here for the ride, we want to change things.

ABOUT US

Coty’s purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of our consumers’ beauty. Aligned to this is our mission – to strive over time to become the global industry leader by being the clear challenger in beauty, delighting consumers and creating long term shareholder value.

We are one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue, and our strong entrepreneurial heritage has created an iconic portfolio of leading beauty brands.

As the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics, we operate across three divisions:

  • Coty Consumer Beauty: focused on color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, body care and mass fragrances sold primarily in the mass retail channels with brands such as COVERGIRL, Max Factor and Rimmel

  • Coty Luxury: focused on prestige fragrances and skincare with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Gucci and philosophy

  • Coty Professional Beauty: focused on servicing salon owners and professionals in both hair and nail with brands such as Wella Professionals, Sebastian Professional, OPI and ghd

Coty is a truly global player with over 20,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries in Asia, Latin America, Australia, Middle East and Africa, as well as Europe and North America and products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Our headquarters are in London, New York, Geneva and Paris.

Want to know more?

For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com .

At Coty, we embrace Diversity. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender,

disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected

by law. We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities,

experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.