Technology Manager Raw Material Scouting (all genders)

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society.

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live a culture of inclusion, respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

  • Ensure the medium-term supply of innovative state-of-the-art raw materials to R&D
  • Identify and select new raw materials / suppliers using existing and new search approaches with focus on innovation and in line with our sustainability strategy
  • Comprehend technical needs of internal stakeholders, find best-fit raw material solutions, and provide consultation
  • Initiate, manage and further develop strategic raw material cooperation to support the targeted networking of internal stakeholders with relevant external partners
  • Monitor relevant raw material / technology trends and provide guidance and inspiring ideas to a wide range of internal stakeholders
  • Network with internal stakeholders and external partners to proactively initiate and accelerate raw material scouting and innovation.

Your Profile

  • (University) Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or biochemistry with some years of professional experience preferably with a raw material supplier for cosmetics industry or within the cosmetics industry .
  • Experience in raw material scouting in cosmetics or adjacent industries is absolutely essential .
  • Knowledge in prototyping or product development as well as of cosmetic active ingredients is a plus.
  • You are a successful networker who easily establishes new and maintain professional internal and external contacts.
  • You are a good listener and know how to translate technical requests into concrete technological briefings for external partners.
  • You are open-minded and reach your goals using unconventional and creative solutions if appicable.
  • You strive to manage your tasks in an efficient and future-oriented way.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills towards internal and external stakeholders from divers target groups.
  • Fluent oral and written English skills are necessary, German skills are desirable.

Additional information

We embrace Diversity and Inclusion and are committed to providing equal opportunities to all of our applicants – regardless of race, gender, age, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, cultural, ethnic or national origins. We would therefore kindly ask you to include only information and data in your documents which are relevant for the assessment of your application (e.g. curriculum vitae, salary expectations, relevant references and certificates) and encourage you to upload your CV without a picture. If you would like to attach a cover letter, please upload it with your resume.

If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter Regine Siebe on Tuesdays between 9 and 10 am via the telephone number: +49 40 4909 4956.

Have a look at our benefits: What we offer – Our Benefits | Beiersdorf

Hamburg/Germany is the primary location for this position. Therefore, we recommend residence in Hamburg.

Our company agreement allows basically up to 40% of the working time in a flexible work location in Germany. The exact arrangement of this agreement in the relevant team will be explained in a personal conversation.

Job Details

Contract Type:
Unlimited / Full-Time
Country / City:
Germany / Hamburg
Beiersdorf AG
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