Edgewell Personal Care

Principal Scientist - Sun Care Asia

Guangzhou, Guangdong (CN)
$150k per annum
05 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Marketing Disciplines
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role

We are looking for an experienced Principal Scientist to join Edgewell Personal Care – a global FMCG business with a portfolio of over 25 brands (Schick, Banana Boat, Bulldog, Hawaiian Tropic… just to name a few!).


The Principal Scientist role supports sun care business and its growth throughout Asia and Oceania. This role establishes an R&D presence for Edgewell Sun Care in the region. It primarily focuses on establishing partnerships with product development partners throughout the region, developing and executing on a portfolio of projects, and providing on-going technical support as needed.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Provides expert consulting during the definition and vetting of new product opportunities
  • Advises on likelihood of success and key technical project risks with regional marketing and global brand management teams
  • Executes on new product development projects in collaboration with cross-functional partners and 3rd Party development partners
  • Ensures 3rd parties develop products to Edgewell standards and all raw material, product, and testing data is maintained to a high standard within Edgewell systems
  • Performs problem solving jointly with 3rd Party development partners over the course of projects as needed to ensure the best performing products are created
  • Articulates regional needs to the broader Edgewell R&D community by ensuring group is well-informed of technical trends and competitive analysis within the region.
  • Scouts technology and technology sources of interest for Edgewell throughout the region



  • PhD or MSc in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering 

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English

  • Experience in sun care product development is strongly preferred, skin care and hair care product development will be considered; liquid and aerosol spray products are a must with additional forms considered a strong asset

  • Experience in application of SAP PLM is a strong asset  

  • Experience / proficiency in Photobiology, Photochemistry, Emulsion / Colloid Science, Skin Biology, Polymer Chemistry, efficacy measurement / claims support methodologies

  • Awareness / working knowledge of consumer research and testing methods, especially in vitro and in vivo efficacy testing

  • Advance knowledge and implementation of product/process/consumer research

  • Solving complex technical problems and delivering multiple paths for solution

  • Establish patent landscape and recommend areas of opportunity

  • Develop technical “white space” opportunities

  • Ability to frame internal customer needs into actionable studies

  • Functions as a collaborating team member in a business environment to support area of discipline on cross-function teams

  • A solution orientated professional with the ability to execute multiple tasks required to meet project objectives. Coordination of projects including the design, execution, analysis and reporting

  • Skill to maintain an up-to-date, current scientific knowledge base of most recent developments in area assigned

  • Communicates effectively intra and interdepartmentally to meet project objectives; able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues

  • Good documentation practices of any records and data


This is a permanent position based in Guangzhou and we are offering a competitive salary.


If you or someone in your network are interested in this job opportunity, please get in touch by emailing an up to date CV and current salary details to internationaltalent@edgewell.com


For information about this great company, please visit www.edgewell.com or WeChat 微信公众号:Edgewell企业招聘 


We look forward to having you in our team!!

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