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Leave On Lab Manager

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Shanghai Xinzhuang, CN

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Leave On Lab Manager

The term of employment is limited to months.


Location: China : Shanghai Xinzhuang

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Business Line: Care Solutions


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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  • Support and drive the business success with Leave On products in APAC by providing technical expertise, guidance and support to customers and distributors.
  • Lead and coordinate the Leave On lab team safely and efficiently towards defined targets.
  • Transfer Asian market needs into successful customer or innovation projects.
  • Cooperate closely with colleagues in Applied Innovation, R&D, Marketing and Sales regionally and globally in order to provide best possible solutions to our customers.
  •  Understand and anticipate Asian market needs and trends and translate them into attractive formulation concepts (regional, whenever feasible global). 
  • Understand and adapt the usage of Leave On products to demonstrate their benefits in relevant formulations for Asian customers.
  • Initiate and lead R&D projects with local and global team focusing on Asian needs.
  • Provide excellent technical service for APAC team: close alignment with Marketing and Sales, customer visits, Technical Open Days, distributor trainings, fairs, formulation samples etc..
  • In alignment with Technical Director APAC, decide on priorities in order to manage the lab activities in the most efficient and successful way.
  • Become the key technical expert for Leave On topics in APAC: provide in-depth technical know-how on products, technologies and formulations to our team, our distributors and our customers. 
  • Exchange openly with colleagues in other regions in order to maximize the output of the global team.
  • Ensure state-of-art competency for Leave On ingredients related capability serving the regional need markets, via:
    - Continuous improving research capability of active ingredient for personal care products, in terms of equipment setup, methodolgies inhouse, outsourced research capabilties.
    - Developing his team, enhancing technical competency for active ingredients.
  • Maintain regular alignment with global headquarter for progression of above core tasks.
  • Whenever feasible, identify and establish application test methods that can provide claim support for topics of particular regional interest
  • Based on customer segmentation process – in alignment with Technical Director APAC and regional Sales Directors – form strong teams with responsible Sales colleagues to develop and strengthen the business at selected Platinum and Rising Star accounts.
  • As the line manager, be responsible for all the ESH issues in the lab, including but not limited to: 1) Chemical Legal compliance, permit/license; 2) Train the employees; 3) Incident/near miss reporting and investigation….


  • Master Degree in chemistry or biology related subject, or above. 
  • Good at reading and writing English, good English technical presentation skills.
  • Familiar with common business computer software.
  • Sensory knowledge would be a plus.
  • Good understanding of applied technology for cosmetic formulation, especially the leave on systems.
  • Knowledge in the personal care products, and their raw materials, and familiar with the market.
  • Knows how to search for technological information and keeps alert with industrial frontier in the applied technology of personal care products.
  • Have a track record of problem solving in formulation design
  • Teamwork spirit
  • Open minded / inquisitive 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Customer oriented
  • Innovative thinking and problem-solving ability base on professional knowledge, market sense, information retrieval and others.

Your Application

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Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.