Background : The R&D Technical Management team will locally lead the country Deploy part of the R&D function.The Technical Assistant Manager is responsible for the implementation of the local R&D elements in his / her area of the innovation program.
He / she is a key business partner to Local Brand Building and local SC.The areas of responsibility includes : technical management, promotional support and input in issues / crisis management.
He / She also has to make sure that the relevant input has been given to claims and artwork studies Main job purpose / Main challenges of the job
For his / her product area he / she drives implementation of local R&D elements of the innovation program.
Partner with local brand building to provide relevant input and insight for the successful activation of products / brands in the market like demos.
Provide local technical insight to the development organization, external relations, supply chain and technical compliance networks
Conduct consumer and competitor understanding studies for the local market.
Conduct benchmarking studies and share them with relevant teams
Identify threats & opportunities and trends / new segments / new technologies in the market
Manage external studies execution with external institution for claims
Complaint Management through monitoring issues and recommending / implementing corrective action, contact with relevant networks, product expert on relevant crisis management teams.
Provide both proactive and reactive support on issues. Support or manage Careline.
Translating MSO needs for the allocated area into appropriate input for the Categories / Development organizations (local needs, distribution / usage conditions, and secondary packaging requirements.
Specification management provide specifications for every product in the market and ensure new products in the market match agreed specifications
Manage claims risk assessment for the country based on regulations,
Discussion with regional teams on support documents to meet the regulatory requirements, discussion for the possible claims routes for the claims matrix for the region ( what is doable and what can not be said,etc)
Share the consolidated feedbacks with regional team, align on the final mastertext and communication materials.Check local language translation of final mastertext
AW approvals and PMD preparations
Manage challenge in / out cases for the country
Be a partner to CD and marketing teams for the events and trainings and be a partner to regulatory and legal teams for the Ministry of Health audits
Lead local Demo validation and creation activities
Organizing CID entries and Ministry notifications
Required qualifications and experience
Graduate from Chemical Engineering or Chemistry Faculty
Min 2 R&D experience preferred
Fluent in English (both writing & speaking)
Driver’s license required
Professional Skills Competencies
Excellence in analytical thinking & problem solving
Having strong communication skills
Suitable for Multitasking required job
Having strong accountability&responsibility
Willing to work with larger groups