Head of R&D Technology & Innovation CHINA & APAC

Head of R&D Technology & Innovation CHINA & APAC
Shanghai - China

Coty is a world leader in beauty and home to an illustrious roster of cosmetic, skincare and fragrance brands. And our company has a mission: to challenge the definition of beauty, to encourage authenticity and celebrate diversity. Because to us at Coty, beauty isn’t about conforming to somebody else’s ideal. It’s about inclusion and liberating everyone to shine in their unique way.



  1. Contributes to develop & grow the Technology & Innovation Platforms for China & APAC across the Skin Sun Body & Color Categories.
  2. Organizes and lead local & Asian research projects with Universities, Institutes, Hospitals, Startups, … .
  3. Designs & organize locally innovative Exploratory Tests to consolidate potential performance of cross category future Innovations on Asian Skin.
  4. Works with local PR and Marketing to co-create Demo supporting future launches.
  5. Refines and localize with Global T&I and Local Chinese teams (Marketing, R&D, RA, .. ) attractive scientific communication for Skin Sun Body and Color products, taking into account the latest China market specificities and local competitors’ landscape. Contribute to implement a “SKINFICATION” approach within the new APAC Color scientific communication.
  6. Leads the T&I China Group ensuring a contribution to the local business growth while supporting R&D and Marketing peers when needed.
  7. Contributes to support local Regulatory and local Marketing & R&D teams dealing with technical and scientific tensions related to new product launches in China & APAC.
  8. Manages T&I budget for research programs related to China & APAC


  1. Minimum 10 +years’ experience for PhD degree candidates, and 12+ years for master degree candidates in technology and innovation areas in cosmetic industry, plus capability and experience in managing a small team of 4-5 scientists. Multi-national company working experience is preferred.
  2. Master above educational background, PhD is preferred, Biochemistry or Medical or Pharma related major.
  3. Language: Fluent in English and Mandarin.  Other language skill is a plus.
  4. Rich skin science related knowledge and related research experience, preferred experience with leading complex research program/project rather just participant. 
  5. Ability to understand business needs, identify research opportunity and create scientific program with internal global RD team and/or external health care professionals.  Also able to lead scientific engagement to the professionals, KOLs…etc.