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Senior Manager Scientific Communication & Sustainability

Position Title: Senior Manager Scientific Communication & Sustainability

Location: Darmstadt , Germany

 

ABOUT THE WELLA COMPANY

Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

For additional information about the Wella Company please visit www.wellacompany.com.

 

ABOUT R&D

Research & Development in Wella is a highly collaborative, competent, and innovative group. You join diverse teams of highly passionate Scientists, Engineers and Hair & Nail Artists who innovate at the forefront of technology and beauty trends. We:

  • Deliver end-to-end innovation through an empowered learning culture, exploring, developing, and qualifying innovations that delight consumers.
  • Innovate and bring to life the future of the Company, guided by focused consumer research and the trends that will grow our industry long term.
  • Drive safety, sustainability, quality, and regulatory always front and center to our work.

 

We want you to join the Wella R&D family on an exciting journey as we become an independent, winning Wella!

 

THE ROLE

The role of the Senior Manager Scientific & Sustainability Communications is to develop and deliver compelling credentialing programs behind the technology of our products as well as drive the R&D Sustainability agenda for the Wella Company.  We take great pride in the high performance and sustainability of our products.  This role is to bring science to life in an attractive way so that stylists, consumers, and other stakeholder may appreciate the value and the sustainability of our brands and products to the fullest.

Specifically, you will have a leading role in creating and delivering credible scientific stories together with your R&D counterparts, with Marketing, Education and Corporate Communications to key internal and external stakeholders. In addition, you will lead the definition, influencing, tracking and communication of the R&D plans that will help deliver on the overall Wella Company corporate sustainability strategy.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

I) Scientific communiaction

  • Effectively communicate the science behind our brands to external and internal stakeholders such as the press, scientists, clients, stylists, influencers and cross-functional Wella associates across a diverse range of events such as scientific and commercial conferences.
  • Amplify the value of our products and services by celebrating their benefits credibly and how these are achieved via compelling communication of the science behind them.
  • Support the NPD teams from the early stages to bring to life compelling technical stories that drive trial and best product experiences.
  • Elevate competence and capability of the Wella Company organization when it comes to understanding and communicating more effectively about our products, the materials and the technologies we use.  This includes articulating scientifically solid points of view when it comes to the use of high profile or controversial ingredients through clear message tracks (both technical and non-technical).

II) Sustainability

  • Significantly contribute in shaping the sustainability strategies and plans of the company from an R&D angle.
  • Define, align, and influence the execution of the R&D-driven sustainability action plan.
  • Become an influential force for Wella Company to drive the communication of good science forward to suppress greenwashing, product myths and misleading claims.
  • Lead the creation of tools and capabilities (e.g. databases and websites) aimed at driving the transparent communication of the sustainable/eco-ethical nature of the materials we use. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS.

  • Master in a relevant science including chemistry, chem-eng, biology, sustainable sciences, etc.  Very strong scientific foundations, infectious passion for science and sustainability.
  • 5-8 years of relevant experience in scientific communications, environmental sciences or sustainable engineering, life cycle management and/or technical brand management.
  • Proven track record of effectively communicating science and technology in simple and compelling ways that engage and ultimately builds the business.
  • Proven above-average ability to relate and collaborate with internal commercial functions, agencies and with external scientific and media stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.  Very strong presence.
  • Extremely competent in navigating and influencing on digital/SoMe platforms.
  • Must thrive in fast paced environments, with the ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Internally motivated.
  • Team player with a “can do” attitude.
  • Hands on individual.
  • A passion for Beauty and a desire to be in touch with trends in the beauty industry.

 

EEO 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. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at: https://www.wellacompany.com/consumer-affairs

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.

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