SGS North America
Business Unit Leader- Cosmetics, Personal Health Care and Houshold
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Fairfield Map
Posted: 10/17/2019
Closing: 11/16/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Customer Retail Services US Cosmetic, Personal Care and Household business unit,including sales, account management, technical expertise and operations
  • Support the Cosmetic, Personal Care and Household global Vice President instrategic planning and business development activities as a member of the Cosmetic, Personal Care and Household management team
  • Manage the business development strategy for theUS market in-line with the global CPCH business development strategy
  • Identify, develop and implement new businessopportunities as per agreed business development strategy
  • Collaborate with and/or lead International Salesand Global Key Account teams to grow the business according to agreed targets
  • Conduct and review market analysis to determinecustomer needs, trends and related business opportunities
  • Contribute to the identification, evaluation andintegration of acquisitions
  • Collaborate with local marketing, sales, finance,operations and legal in the development and implementation of businessopportunities
  • Collaborate with international sales and globalkey account teams to identify key prospects and customers and propose relatedbusiness development strategies
  • Contribute to the preparation of proposals andnegotiation of contracts with customers and other business partners.
  • Lead the US CPCH technical team, sales team andaccount managers’ team and provide local laboratory oversight.
  • Support global CPCH management in defining andexecuting marketing strategy / approach.
  • Network with key industry players; attendconferences and trade shows as participant or speaker to increase SGSvisibility in the industry.
  • Monitor the competition’s products/servicesdevelopment and activities
  • Participate / contribute to the annual budgetplanning process
  • Lead US CPCH sales and operations incollaboration with local management
  • Be ultimately responsible to deliver (or exceed)budget (revenue profit) for all CPCH activities in US branches.
  • Adopt a safe behavior by exercising due regardfor the health and safety of SGS employees and clients, in line with SGSpolicies and procedures
  • Comply with SGS Code of Integrity andProfessional Conduct
  • Managing Director of CRS US (solid line)
  • Global VP Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household(dotted line)
 Position based in the United States, in Fairfield NJ.
Job requirements

Education, Required Skills & Competencies:
  • PhD’s or Master’s degree orequivalent level of education either in Business Management or Marketing orCosmetic Science related disciplines (Chemistry, Microbiology, etc.).
  • Lower level of education,such as Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, will also be considered if combinedwith additional relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 5 yearsexperience with successful track record in Business Development, Sales &Marketing or other relevant position for the role. 
  • Minimum of 5 yearsexperience in the Cosmetics, Personal Care or Household Care industries
  • Experience in international/ multi-cultural environments.
  • Fluent in English (writtenand verbal), other language(s) would be an asset.
 Required Skills:
  • Proven business developmentskills along with comprehensive knowledge of the CPCH market includinginternational business exposure in the CPCH industry.
  • Ability to lead and proposebusiness development strategies and to translate them into pragmatic actionplans.
  • Ability to think out of thebox and to propose creative solutions.
  • Ability to act independentlyand to coordinate several activities simultaneously.
  • Excellent planning,organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong ability to interactwith all levels of management internally and externally with customers.
  • Ability to partnereffectively with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Excellent communication,interpersonal and negotiation skills; persuasive, diplomatic, but to the pointwith strong ability to present ideas and concepts.
  • Strong analytical andproblem-solving skills; ability to make difficult decisions.
  • Hands-on, open-minded andproactive team player.
  • Innovative andentrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work in afast-paced changing environment.
  • Computer literacy (MicrosoftOffice suite).
  • Results and profit driven.
  • Flexibility to travelextensively, especially during the first few months after taking the position.
  • To perform this jobsuccessfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirementslisted above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. 
  • This job description shouldnot be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities orrequirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained hereinrestricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties andresponsibilities to this job at any time. 
  • SGS is an EOE AAM/F/Vet/Disability employer. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protectedveteran status or disability. 


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Business Unit Leader- Cosmetics, Personal Health Care and Houshold