Life Scientist, Engineer as Innovation Scout - FMCG (m/f/d)

Innovation Scouting FMCG

Trendsetting & Product Concepts for tomorrow

Our client is a successful corporate group and cosmetics manufacturer with its own brands for European Personal Care and Home Care lines. The Swiss site develops, produces, and distributes innovative product concepts and new product lines. The group has made numerous international acquisitions and consolidated its cooperation with partners and strategic suppliers.
The newly created position shall devise, initiate, and implement strategic product innovations. This shall be done in close cooperation with R&D, S&M as well as other divisions within the Operations and Supply Chain. An acute sense of innovation will enable the incumbent to act as a “thought leadership” for FMCG product development and trendsetting for raw materials, active ingredients, formulations, and packaging materials, as well as design. The principle of Fast Followers is for our customer program.


Systematic trend monitoring and trend analysis with a focus on technical elements and a precise definition of each segment is a core task of the new role. You develop technology platforms for formulations and processes and define strategic partnerships in collaboration with our main suppliers. You seek new partnership opportunities outside the company’s network and use new tools for trend scouting. You are know-how carrier as regards transfers and provide adequate support to the various departments in terms of new technologies and new skills. You are a key driving force in the joint work with marketing when developing and assessing new ideas. You are an active member of the Core Team Innovations at group level.

Your Profile:

  • Degree in Life Sciences or Engineering
  • 10-15 years of experience in FMCG
  • Concept development, implementation and launch of new product lines
  • International experience and sound project management skills
  • Enthusiastic, initiative, impelling energy
You speak English and German. Your enthusiasm translates into products that create perceptible added value for consumers and are at the forefront of the trend. You are known to be communicative and a good coordinator between suppliers, production and marketing. You have a broad and comprehensive vision, out-of the box thinking and an entrepreneurial approach.

Interested? We are looking forward to get in touch with you.

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