L’Oréal USA Research & Innovation Management Trainee Program

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L’Oréal USA Research & Innovation Management Trainee Program

Clark, NJ
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    The L’Oreal USA Research & Innovation Management Trainee Program is a two-year rotational program within R&I. Our mission is to attract, develop, and retain, high-potential individuals who have the drive and ability to assume managerial and technical leadership positions cross-functionally within L’Oreal R&I.

    What are we expecting out of our trainees? You should…

    • Show curiosity and challenge status quo
    • Listen and communicate effectively
    • Take initiative with courage and transparency
    • Act fast and make well-informed decisions, always acting ethically
    • Strive to excel, self-direct, and have a strong work ethic
    • Be proactive and self-motivated
    • Be resourceful – know how to influence and drive results
    • Be competitive AND collaborative
    • Think analytically AND creatively


    This new immersive experience is the entry point for top talent that wants to be part of a global powerhouse with over 30 brands. The Program includes four rotations within a two-year accelerated program that provides structured and robust onboarding.

    Potential Rotations could include:

    • Development (Formulation Science)
    • Enabling Partners (Product Performance Evaluation, Demi-Grand/Scale Up, Claims)
    • Application Domains (Applied Science)
    • Invention & Discovery Domains (Advanced Research)

    Throughout the Program, there are customized training tracks and development opportunities. You will have cross-functional category exposure throughout your rotations. Upon successful completion of the Program, you will be placed into a Sr. Chemist/Scientist role within the R&I organization.

    What You Will Gain

    • Foster an extensive internal network early on in your career.
    • Sense of community in program as well as after graduation.
    • Leadership, management and strategy skills.
    • Strong professional network within R&I and across L’Oreal Divisions.
    • Big picture understanding of L’Oreal USA and potential career paths.
    • Exposure to senior leadership members within R&I.
    • Opportunity to mentor/coach new members joining the program.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Current Senior graduating in December 2020 or May 2021 with a BS or BA in Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Sciences or related sciences
    • Experience working in a laboratory environment, through internships, university coursework, extra-curricular activities, part-time work, etc.
    • Possesses strong collaboration and communication skills to build relationships with key partner groups
    • Good problem solving and decision making skills. Displays a sense of urgency and initiative with creativity and flexibility
    • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously. 
    • Creative and self-motivated. Be able to think out of the box and willing to take an extra step to get job done
    • Effective communicator of ideas, project goals, and expected results.
    • Highly motivated and independent thinker who works well in a faced paced environment and who seeks to go beyond their current knowledge and skill set in order to solve problems, resolve issues, and ensure goals are met.
    • Participates and/or leads as a departmental representative in inter-departmental teams and senior management meetings.
    • Demonstrates flexibly, resolve and positive outlook to ensure success of projects.
    • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US on a permanent ongoing basis without requiring future sponsorship

    Stand Out Qualifications:

    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a total GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Showcased ability to work in a professional, dynamic environment through previous internship or relevant work experience. This include part-time work, work study, side-gigs, freelancing, volunteering, summer work, or internships
    • Demonstrated leadership ability and interest in Research through your academics, extra-curricular activities, or professional/volunteer work
    • Experience working in a laboratory environment, through internships, university coursework, extra-curricular activities, part-time work, etc.
    • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience in order to present out key research findings
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Fun Fact
    L’Oréal owns a number of men's product lines, including Baxter of California which is a fast growing brand in men's grooming.
  • About Us

    At L’Oréal, we are convinced that there is no single and unique model of beauty, but an infinite diversity of forms of beauty, linked to periods, cultures, history and personalities. Since the company’s creation by a researcher, the group has been pushing the frontiers of knowledge as its unique research arm enables the company to continually explore new territories and invent the products of the future and lead the beauty tech evolution. L’Oréal offers a diverse portfolio of products with more than 30 international brands sold through multiple distribution channels, both traditional and digital. In its business model, L’Oréal strives to enhance well-being, preserve the planet through dedication to sustainability, and support local communities.