R&D Assistant Manager

Company: HR1's Client

Industry: FMCG

Location : HCMC

email: info@hr1vietnam.com

phone: +(84) 028 3925 2566

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R&D Assistant Manager is responsible for a defined product portfolio in set category as technical business partner for the go to market organization in implementing and activating products in the local market to drive sales and market requirements.

In this context they work closely with other R&D capabilities like nutrition, regulatory and packaging as well as their RDC (Regional Deploy Centers) counterparts within the SEA region and need to ensure consistent country messages across the different functions.

He/She will be responsible for:

  • Delivery of project on time in full 
  • Clarifying scope, objectives and milestones with stakeholders 
  • Ongoing stakeholder management 
  • Managing interdependencies, risks and trade-offs across the project 
  • Leading and managing a cross-functional project team 
  • Driving the business to key decisions points 
  • Ownership of gate documents, presentations to key gate-keeping meetings and Intellectual Property Management 

In detail:

  • Be the first point of call for any country activities that requires R&D input
  • Be responsible for competitor monitoring and 3C reporting 
  • Accelerating the KBS concept or Selling stories.
  • Training of relevant Operational Company business partners on technical aspects of the relevant product portfolio/category and/or new product launches 
  • Technical implementation of relevant product innovations, brand led growth and sustainability initiatives for the Vietnam market 
  • Technical approval of all product relevant messages in advertising and activation in cooperation with legal, regulatory and nutrition
  • Providing substantiation where required for localized claims based on provided claims substantiation document 
  • Generating learning from project implementations on local deploy part 
  • Support packaging development to deliver the sustainable packaging plan
  • Ensuring product compliance according to local regulatory requirements as well as the Company's policies and standards in cooperation with local interfaces and regional product development 
  • Working closely with Cluster Design to provide local legal, customer and consumer requirements/insights 
  • Identifying potential innovation quality issues based on local market knowledge
  • Investigating quality complaints and work with the RDCs to solve the issue.
  • Supporting and providing technical input during competitor and authority challenges, PR issues and consumer enquiries.
  • Delivering efficiency target/resiliency/contingency activities in close partnership with RDC/GDC/SC/Capability Leaders/Suppliers 
  • Be responsible for harmonization of existing RMs in plant for innovation project to reduce complexity in close partnership with RDC/GDC/SC/Capability Leaders/Suppliers 



Key Skills 

  • - Creativity, Flexibility, Good business partnering, Good problem solving approach, Adequate level of autonomy. 
  • - Structured, logical in thinking and doing. 
  • - Good at project management. 
  • - Setting a vision for a project and driving a team to deliver it OTIF. 
  • - Taking total ownership for all elements of project delivery. 
  • - Bringing clarity to interdependent t issues and able to solve problems 
  • - Good communication
  • - Be able to shape information and communicate at all levels.
  • - Good technical knowledge in manufacturing, product development 
  • - Good knowledge of local regulatory requirements for foods 
  • - Fluent in English writing & speaking
  • - Positive attitude and energy 

Relevant Experience 

  • - Knowledge of/Experience in R&D, Marketing and/or Supply Chain including people management and project management 
  • - Broad experience and proven track record Technical Project Leadership of innovation projects/business change programs. 
  • - Finance fundamental understanding 

Leadership Behaviors 

  • - Have a solid understanding of Vietnamese Consumer and Customer 
  • - Accountability and Responsibility 
  • - Growth Mindset


Further information will be discussed in the interview!
Interested candidates, please  APPLY  resumes as below

P: +84 028 3925 2566 | info@hr1vietnam.com | www.hr1vietnam.com
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