Publiée le : 25/09/2023

Type de contrat : CDI

Secteur : Biens de Consommation

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Innovation Director (F/M) - Zurich

Our client is a luxury skincare house where innovation has cultivated a pioneering approach to beauty. We are looking for a Senior Life Science Expert to be part of the Science Team. 
In this role you will develop new scientific concepts for the brand, the collections and the new launches. You will develop new active ingredients, in vitro test processes and technologies. You will follow and share relevant scientific research and trends. You will manage patents and you will play a key role in the innovation process.

Your responsibilities :
  • Contributes to the strategic direction in relation to the product portfolio through scientific trends and innovations;
  • Contributes to the company’s innovation and science vision;
  • Searches for ideas and develops ingredient and product concepts to support brand image and stories;
  • Scans and understands latest science insights, translates these into potential consumer benefits;
  • Follows latest research in skin, cell and molecular biology;
  • Acts as scientific spokesperson for LP: press events, interviews, questions from the beauty press, client events;
  • Establishes collaborations with external partners from industry and universities worldwide;
  • Is responsible for scientific documentation, issues innovation newsletter, and writes scientific fact sheets and stories;
  • Reviews internal and external scientific-technical texts;
  • Answers consumer inquiries related to technical-scientific topics.
What you need to be our creative Talent :
  • Master /PhD or equivalent in a relevant life science discipline;
  • 10 years of R&D experience in cosmetics;
  • Strong creative and conceptual thinking to understand and define skincare trends for the next 5 - 10 years;
  • Able to translate concepts into scientific properties;
  • Good network of raw material suppliers and research institutes;
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Perfect English.

If you are interested in this opportunity please send your application to Morgan Philips Executive Search Switzerland. Your application will be treated with confidentiality.


Anne Sophie Nicolai

Morgan Philips Executive Search
Rue De-Candolle 19
1205 Genève

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