Role Description:We are looking someone who would own the product roadmap. The right person will work closely with the VP of Technology and Engineering to define the product the teams build.Responsibilities:• Set a product vision and strategy, communicate the intent behind the new product version to the technology team• Responsible for the success of the product• Gather ideas, evaluate ideas, plan new features for the product• Manage stakeholders and share the product strategy and features• Exceed and maintain service levels as assigned by management• Analyze user feedback and respond to any issues• Support the marketing team in designing and implementing product campaigns• Define and meet product release timeline and agreements• Design focused training on new product versions• Assess and execute any product development and enhancement opportunitiesRequirements:• 10 + years of experience in technology product management• Procurement, supply chain domain exposure preferred• Experience in mentoring and leading a team of Product Managers and cross-functional teams• Able to define and communicate product strategy and align it with long-term business goals• Well versed with developing and monitoring budgets, forecasts, metrics and evaluate the results post implementation• Should have prior experience in project managing all product launches and fix any issues throughout implementation• Should be able to critically analyze cross-functional processes and resolve any problems for new and existing products• Should have a proven track record in validating pre and post product launch processes and efficiencies• Ability to work in fast paced environment• Strong communication skills
Responsibilities Work with executive stakeholders of Falkonry and prospects to identify opportunities for operational machine learning products Gather, document, and analyze business needs and requirements and drive customer experience design and product roadmap Develop and manage a product backlog to maximize return on engineering investment Solicit and process user feedback as it pertains to product backlog Interact with system architects and developers to ensure the requirements and use cases are properly implemented Manage day-to-day technical and design direction to achieve long term roadmap goals Provide draft product marketing and sales collateral development Develop prototypes working with cross-functional teams Occasional international travel to meet with customers and executives will be required Experience Familiarity with production and manufacturing is desirable Experience delivering enterprise software products and services in a high growth environment Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage trade-offs and evaluate new ideas Experience coordinating complex product development cycles and software development schedules Ability to think strategically and execute methodically Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is desired History of teamwork and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Ability to juggle important and urgent priorities across more than one project Preferred qualifications Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or a related discipline 10+ years of product management experience MBA or Master’s education from a reputed program
Product Manager Purpose of the role A Product manager at CarWale would be responsible to deliver world-class products that solve real-world problems around car buying, by working in an agile framework of iterative development and collaboration. They have to deliver great business value through user research , intelligent prioritization , and working with Stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle to ensure a great return on investment.Role description Primary responsibility of the role would be to define the product roadmap & backlog, work with business and functional teams to design and implement changes that drive user acquisition, user experience & monetization. Key responsibilities: Lead a development team to implement product changes while working collaboratively with multiple stake holders like Design, Sales, Operations & Management. Analyze data to derive product & business insights and use them to strategize changes. Iteratively improve on the product by running tests Be responsible for prioritization of features based on assessment of business impact & effort. Report findings & periodic reviews with Management. The ideal candidate would have the following qualities . Understanding and experience of Digital Product Development Life Cycle Excellent business analysis & problem-solving skills Result-driven, goal-oriented work ethic Customer empathy, ability to think from user’s point of view Excellent written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills Understanding of technology and exposure to software coding Experience in Business Requirement Specification documentation/product backlog (Epics, User stories) Experience of working in an Agile environment is preferred Understanding of user experiences (UI/UX) Product development experience including experience in digital product building/tech delivery is preferred About the Company CarWale is India's largest auto media company. CarWale has always striven to serve car buyers and owners in the most comprehensive and convenient way possible. We provide a platform where car buyers and owners can research, buy, sell and come together to discuss and talk about their cars. Our mission is to bring joy and delight into car buying and ownership. To achieve this goal, we aim to empower Indian consumers to make informed car buying and ownership decisions with exhaustive and un-biased information on cars through our expert reviews, owner reviews, detailed specifications and comparisons. We understand that a car is by and large the second-most expensive asset a consumer associates his lifestyle with. Together with CarTrade & BikeWale, we are the market leaders in the personal mobility media space.
LeadSquared is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Implementation Manager to join our team. Who we are? LeadSquared is a leading Sales Execution and Marketing Automation platform used by over 900 businesses worldwide to automate their New Sales, Renewals/Upsells and Field Sales processes. Customers control the buying process in the digital economy. Traditional CRM and marketing systems are old school in serving the needs of high velocity sales processes. LeadSquared offers next generation, AI enabled automation process engine that helps organizations automate, analyze and optimize their sales and marketing processes. LeadSquared has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the world: Among Top 50 fastest growing tech companies in India as per Deloitte Fast 50 programs Frost and Sullivan's 2019 Marketing Automation Company of the Year award Among Top 100 fastest growing companies in FT 1000: High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific Listed as Top Rates Product on G2Crowd, GetApp and TrustRadius LeadSquared is backed by institutional investors like Stakeboat Capital and angels like Jyoti Bansal. Job Description: LeadSquared is looking for an Implementation Manager who will be in-charge of getting the product live for our new clients. The role is a critical one since it will impact the overall retention and satisfaction of the customers. Key Responsibilities: Conduct kick-off meetings with every new client to review expectations and to create a written project implementation plan with milestones, deliverables, SLAs and KPIs. Some meetings may require travel to client Location (domestic / international). Understand customers’ business and motivation to subscribe to LeadSquared: Come up with LeadSquared customization based on this understanding. Understand the software and tools ecosystem of Customer and come up with best possible ways of connecting LeadSquared to them. Come up and implement the best way of importing existing customer data and digital assets Execute the implementation plan: Make the customer live within promised timeframe. Be single point of contact for customer on implementation including any integrations. Communicate work status to client and internal stakeholders on a regular basis Work with Sales, Customer Success and Customer Support teams to ensure that they understand any customizations done or unique needs served for the customer Work closely with the product development team to share client feedback and for post-implementation reviews Track key metrics and KPIs related to implementation success Identify implementation areas that can be automated and work with the product or customer success teams to automate them Upsell / cross-sell LeadSquared product or services wherever applicable Key Capabilities: A bachelor’s or master’s degree engineering or technology 8+ years of mandatory experience in Implementation world class products Ability to manage multiple clients and projects/task simultaneously Exception problem solving and solutioning skills Customer success-oriented attitude Excellent written and oral English skills Understanding of how cloud-based applications are delivered and consumed Understand of unique feature and challenges of SaaS applications Exceptional critical thinking skills is a plus Flexibility to travel is required Timely execution-oriented professionals will be preferred Focus on quality and attitude to excel will be a big plus
About Us upGrad is an IIT Delhi alumni and Ronnie Screwvala founded company where we focus on enabling universities to take their programs online. Given team's background in education and media sectors, we understand what it takes to offer quality online programs, and at upGrad - we invest alongside universities to build and deliver quality online programs (content, platform, technology, industry collaboration, delivery, and grading infrastructure). You can read about some of our press releases at - upGrad was awarded the Best Tech for Education by IAMAI for 2018-19 upGrad was also ranked as one of the LinkedIn Top Startups 2018: The 25 most sought-after startups in India upGrad was earlier selected as one of the top ten most innovative companies in India by FastCompany. We were also covered by the Financial Times along with other disruptors in Ed-Tech upGrad is the official education partner for Government of India - Startup India program Our program with IIIT B has been ranked #1 program in the country in the domain of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning At upGrad - we have partnered with leading universities such as IIIT Bangalore, BITS Pilani, Duke Corporate Education, MICA Ahmedabad, IMT Ghaziabad and Cambridge University's Judge Business School to offer programs in the domains of Data, Technology and Management What you would be doing Lead end-to-end roadmap of our academic and delivery products in sync with business objectives Manage all aspects of the product lifecycle, including problem definition, customer needs, requirement/use case definition Employ data backed product development methodology to improve user experience and feature prioritization. Employ a range of qualitative (user discovery research, focus groups, usability studies, etc.), quantitative (surveys, analytics, market research, etc) data into product requirements. Work with cross-functional internal teams including senior leadership, engineering & business to help them make data-driven decisions to achieve business goals. Prioritize features for sprints and lead scrums Constantly analyze the product performance against ROI, KPIs, and other metrics and driven to improve performance Develop a deep understanding of the competitive landscape and successfully synthesize those into focused product roadmap. What we are looking for Computer Engineering degree (must have) with MBA - Good to have Excellent problem-solving skills with strong ability to break down problems and prioritize a wide-roadmap. Experience in developing an educational product would be Good to have 2+ years of experience in shipping products end-to-end. Strong analytical skills, comfort with handling data sets and deriving insights Ability to think strategically and holistically about business outcomes, while also being able to act tactically and have strong attention to detail. Strong communication skills Proficiency in SQL is preferable
Purpose of the Job ▪ Digital Product Lead will be involved in partnering with the Squad Product Owners, Chief Digital Officer(CDO), Sponsors and the bank leadership team to develop and prioritize business initiatives, product strategies, and execution plans. ▪ He/she should be passionate about building products and features that customers love. He/she will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional squads to design, build and roll-out features for the digital channels of the bank. ▪ Have a good understanding of Product Management Lifecycle Experience ▪ Proven work experience of 6-8+ years in product management domain preferably in banking domain ▪ Experience of operating within a multi-channel/multi-region brand ▪ Entrepreneurial self-starter who is self-motivated, but also a team player with a professional presence ▪ Should be able to view the product through the lens of the consumer from an intuitive and rational perspective ▪ Demonstrates thought leadership and is able to influence people at multiple levels in the organization ▪ Proven experience of meeting deadlines while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, P&L experience a plus. Knowledge ▪ Understanding of Web, iOS and Android platform capabilities and familiarity with developer ecosystems ▪ Knowledge of Agile software development practices ▪ Deep knowledge of the banking industry’s market trends in digital and opportunities that can maximize business value ▪ Knowledge of latest digital trends (eg., AI, IOT, AR, etc) and their use-cases in banking domain
• Co-ordinate with Multiple stakeholders for requirement gathering for software development projects. Also provide valuable inputs for the same. • Documentation of the requirement gathering and specifications. Ensuring document signoffs from relevant stakeholders. • Creation of project plan in conjunction with Project Manager. • Translation of functional data to Wire frames post discussion with project manager and Technical Solutions architect. • Co-ordination and inputs with UX design teams for wire frames. • Meeting all deadline with regards to the above and maintaining ethical code of conduct. • Needs to be able to think strategically and also understand business and industry trends • Needs to be a key facilitator within an organization, acting as a bridge between the client, stakeholders and the solution team. • Serves as the Information Owner of applications in the area they support.
Job Description Would be responsible for entire New App Storefront - Product visibility, images, description, prices. Would manage product configurations in all kitchens across the country/internationally Would be working closely with Product Managers & Tech team Would co-ordinate with Brand, Design & other internal teams KRAs - storefront accuracy, user funnel, app inventory utilisation & app revenue Desired skills/traits/experience - experience with digital storefront, meticulous & proactive professional, extremely comfortable with data (Excel + SQL), should be both hands-on & able to lead a team
FreightCrate Technologies: FreightCrate Technologies is a Logistics Technology company that- aims to transform international shipping through innovative and cost-effective tech solutions that can mutually benefit exporters, importers and logistics service providers. Our web-platform, FreightCrate offers online tech-enabled quote and shipment management solutions for export and import businesses to and from more than 50,000 global locations. We have had more than 50 media coverages including Entrepreneur, LoadStar UK, Maritime Gateway, Cargotalk, BW Disrupt, INC42, Silicon India, Tech Observer and several other newspapers and online magazines. Our vision is to utilize cutting edge technology, engineering, deep learning and artificial intelligence to create an intelligent freight management system that can automate and optimize international trade operations for global businesses. FOUNDERS: Samir Lambay is the Co-Founder and CEO with an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, London, UK with Distinction. Samir has worked in the shipping and logistics industry across both family businesses and multinational companies. His most recent job was at- DB Schenker Logistics- (Part of Deutsche Bahn Group - Fortune 200) where he was the youngest Vertical Manager globally and won two awards including Vertical Manager of the year and a Global Award. Ruchi Dogra is a Co-Founder & Director and is in charge of sales and marketing. She has worked for over 15 years across the top 3 logistics/supply chain companies globally. She set-up the hotel, wines and beverages vertical at- Kuehne & Nagel- and- DB Schenker. Her latest assignment was at- DHL Global Forwarding- where she worked as a Vertical Manager for Engineering and Manufacturing; handling top Indian and multinational accounts including several Fortune 100 companies. She brings with her an extensive knowledge in strategy, sales, operations and customer service. Job Role Title: Product Manager Description: Translating product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes.Creating buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners. Working with business, marketing and tech teams to ensure continual product improvement. Compensation: As this is a new business the compensation is negotiable and we will make an offer depending on the experience of the candidate which will include a salary and ESOP package. Responsibilities: • Set design requirements based on briefs from Product Head, internal teams and external partners • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas to improve customer/experience • Produce detailed product requirements(PRD), prototypes and test scenarios • Create design sketches and user flow with best in-class UI/UX processes • Finalise templates and wire-frames and liaise with HTML and Engineering teams to detail product requirements • Manage release cycles and ensure quick-to-market releases • Drive product launches including working with marketing and pr teams and management Requirements: • Proven work experience as product manager • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies • Strong problem-solving skills and flexibility to work in start-up environment • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • MS/BS degree in Computer Engineering is preferred
Job Description :- We are looking for an ambitious PM/APM with experience in software development life-cycle and the product development process to join our team. - A product manager at Seniority Ltd is at the centre of the unique user experience we are trying to build and hence we expect the candidate to be comfortable working in a dynamic environment with a data driven approach.Roles and Responsibilities :- Create Product Flows, Wireframes, and Prototypes- Create short term & long-term roadmap & prioritize the features- Develop and explore new ideas, initiatives and products / services- Conduct extensive data crunching and analysis to validate new ideas at every stage- Conceptualize and describe products, features and user stories for the development team- Collaborate with the Development Team (Design, Engineers and QA) and other cross-functional teams to take features from concept to production- Manage upgrades and progressive releases for existing products- Figure out common technical issues and work with developers to get them fixed- Work with Operations team to create features to improve efficiency of processesRequirements :- Minimum 2 years experience as PM/APM in Fulfilment/Logistics domain- Strong business, analytical and problem-solving skills- Meticulous attention to detail and ability to drive execution by taking ownership- Should have an entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to work in resource-constrained start-up environment- Good interpersonal skills- Hustler and can get the job done- Knowledge of wire-framing and user-stories- Understanding of how customer requirements are translated into meaningful products- Track record of successful collaboration with a product development team or organization.Good to have :- Experience of working in a start-up/e-commerce environment- Experience working for consumer internet companiesInterested candidates can call us : 9112255252 or apply.
About the company :UpGrad is building the careers of tomorrow by offering the most industry-relevant programs in an immersive learning experience. Our mission is to create a new digital-first learning experience for professionals. We currently have programs in Data analytics, Product Management, Digital Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. UpGrad was rated as one of the top 10 most innovative companies in India for 2017 - https://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2017/sectors/india./ Best Education Brands 2018 _ LinkedIN Top 25 Start-ups for 2018. UpGrad is co-founded by 3 IIT-D alumni and the 4th co-founder is serial entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala.We are looking for individuals passionate about building a new product, working with a group of extremely smart and talented team members, and growing with the company to take up leadership roles.- As an Android Developer, you will own the Android app and strive to deliver the best learning experience out there to our learners that UpGrad is known for.- You will be responsible for developing features, taking those features to production and maintaining the existing code. - Innovative nature and pro-active involvement in the product is taken very seriously at UpGrad, therefore, a major part of your role would involve thinking about new features and new ways to deliver quality learning experience to our learnersWhat we are looking at :- Minimum 1-2 years of hands-on Android development experience.- Strong Java and object-oriented concepts.- Solid understanding of Android architectural patterns especially MVVM and their importance in scalable software development process.- Strong understanding of Android fundamentals.- Experience in Android UI creation.- Experience of Android Live Data, Kotlin and Constraint layout would be a huge plus point.
Product Manager - Myrsa Digital In this role, you will be responsible for conceptualizing and building a fully digital Myrsa experience for the end user with the help of DIY content, online coaching, and online consultation. Myrsa Digital experience will cover health & Wellness, Events, Public Service, Food and sales & Marketing. You will be required to explore and leverage variety technology such as wearable, IOT, and AI to deliver high-quality content and solutions to our users - both on-demand and live. PMs on the team enjoy a high degree of responsibility and ownership. As a member of the Product Team, you will drive the strategy, roadmap, execution, and growth of a product area. You will work closely with other product managers, engineers, designers, sales, marketing, legal, analytics and do everything (defining requirements, prioritizing, testing, writing copy, tracking metrics etc.) to ship high-quality products. Looking for: Experience in building user-facing, full stack products We are looking for PMs who have 3+ years of product management experience in building and shipping products which involved development across user interfaces, core systems (e.g. order management, payments) and involved operational as well as technical workflows. Prior experience in shipping digital content products, especially on mobile devices (apps, progressive web) is a plus Customer obsession and understanding of consumer psychology We are looking for PMs who are very customer focused and have a strong understanding of customer behavior and psychology to come up with product ideas. You are someone who cares not just about the technology but also the psychology that makes great products. Fundamental, independent, structured thinking Myrsa is solving one of a kind, challenging problems in a way no one else is aspiring to. This requires PM to bring in independent thought, challenge conventional approaches, and identify opportunities to drastically simplify ways of doing things, especially using technology. Our PMs are self-driven, like to work fairly independently, and drive progress without needing constant oversight or direction - we are a start-up, and in a start-up, things don’t get done unless Skill set: • Prior PM experience (3+ years) in building full stack consumer products, especially on Mobile devices. Experience in working on content products is a plus. • Self-sufficiency with data, visualizations, and analytics. Knowledge of SQL is a plus • Basic prototyping and communication of ideas via visual media
Product Manager - Consumer App This role is focused on building consumer-facing applications for Myrsa. You will be responsible for conceptualizing and building user experience across apps/website, dashboards and evolve these to include mpower & vbooku. You will define and manage all critical user journeys and conversion funnels across apps/website be responsible for launch and change management of features going live on apps/website. You will work closely with PMs responsible for all key verticals (health & Wellness, Events, Public Service, Food and sales & Marketing) to create a simple and delightful experience for our users. PMs on the team enjoy a high degree of responsibility and ownership. As a member of the Product Team, you will drive the strategy, roadmap, execution, and growth of a product area. You will work closely with other product managers, engineers, designers, sales, marketing, legal, analytics and do everything (defining requirements, prioritizing, testing, writing copy, tracking metrics etc.) to ship high-quality products. Looking for: User-facing products experience We are looking for folks that have experience with designing simple and intuitive user interfaces – ability to create examples through wireframes and mockups. People who have demonstrated an understanding of consumer behavior and psychology in building products and have a passion for building persuasive, sticky products will be a great fit. Myrsa PMs care not just about the technology but also the psychology that makes great products. Customer Obsession Product Managers at Myrsa are highly customer focussed and are obsessed with the quality of customer experience in all its details Fundamental, Independent and Structured thinking Myrsa is solving tough problems and in a way, no one else is aspiring to. This requires the PMs to bring in independent thought, like to challenge conventional thinking and identify opportunities to drastically simplify and improve ways of doing things, especially using technology. Our PMs are self-driven, like to work fairly independently and can drive progress without needing constant oversight or direction - we are a start-up and in a start-up, things don’t get done unless someone makes them happen every day. Our culture values independence and ownership and we don’t like supervisory overhead :) Skill set: • Basic prototyping and communication of ideas through visual media • Comfort with data, visualizations, and analytics. Knowledge of SQL is a plus • Minimum 3+ years of product management experience in building and shipping consumer products, especially on mobile devices (apps, progressive web)
Engineering Manager Are you the one who can manage the tech roadmap of one of our products, end to end product development and ready to contribute to software product development strategy? Are you a hands-on manager and ready to contribute to design, development, and architecture and solve complex engineering problems? Are you someone who can manage the engineering initiatives and bring a fresh perspective to our engineering processes, build robust systems, ensuring delivery of product roadmaps, engineering culture, nurturing and helping engineers with these tough problems? Job Responsibilities • Develop & deliver complex systems. You will be handling innovation and responsible for identifying areas of continuous improvement/betterment of product development lifecycle. Operate with scale and speed amidst flux, there is just a LOT happening @ Myrsa • Setup best practices for development and champion their adoption and at the same time Architect and design technically robust, flexible and scalable solutions • Develop roadmaps for the system and product growth, and then ensure timely execution and quality delivery • Focus on details of software development, design, implementation and debugging • Have high technical competence, strong technical background with track record of individual technical accomplishments – Ability to play the role of the architect for the team • Work with designers, business analysts, and product managers to estimate and plan projects in an Agile environment • Mentor your team! Our world-class software engineers are just getting started — and as a manager, you guide the way and set-up examples by coming up with best design and solutions to complex engineering problems • Create clear career paths for team members and help them grow with regular and deep mentoring; Perform regular performance evaluation and share and seek feedback • You not only have the technical chops to roll up sleeves and provide technical leadership to major projects but also build and manage Leads along with their team of 7-10 top-notch engineers Required Qualifications • Strong grasp of scalable web back-end, streaming, full stack development, good experience in handling production and performance issues and all genres of platforms technologies • Deep understanding of technologies and architecture in a highly scalable and available set-up • Deep understanding & expertise with highly transactional, large relational and complex web/desktop based systems • Experience hiring and growing a top-notch engineering team, and scaling the organization. Start-up experience will be highly preferred • Solid understanding of business processes and the application of technology to implement and thereafter streamline them • Strong leadership and communication skills • Hands-on experience in Developing, designing & scaling complex systems both horizontally & vertically • Experience: 6-9 years of experience in good product based companies and preferably product start-ups • A strong vision and excitement for contributing in growth of an amazing product start-up
Associate Product Manager at Truebil As an Associate Product Manager at Truebil, you will assist in driving the product planning and conceptual definition, as well as the technical execution of the product from beginning to end. You should be keen for building and constantly improving the product using industry experience and feedback from customers. You possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy. You will work with the Technology team to define product release requirements. Your work will guide the Sales and Operations team as well as the marketing team to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. Key Responsibilities: • Assist product delivery - from the smallest bug fix to a feature release and hence in managing the whole product life cycle • Help define innovative yet simple and intuitive products • Act as liaison between business and technology teams and oversee the day-to-day analysis of all product related initiatives to make recommendations to optimize product's functioning to drive business and enhance customer experience • Leverage analytics data and conversion metrics to identify & resolve pain points in user flow • Close involvement in documentation, validation, verification of critical performance data, feedback and findings related to the customer buying funnel Requirements : • Product management or relevant work experience • Experience managing the entire product lifecycle • High-level conceptual thinking about product / user problems • Should be very comfortable with SQL and data analytics and an inclination for numbers with a keen eye for business metric • Experience designing simple and intuitive user interfaces through wireframes and mockups • Strong time management and prioritization skills • Good communication skills along with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross functional teams • Ability to articulate and defend product priorities and strategy for impact • Experience with Product Discovery, Design Thinking, Lean Product a plus • Experience as a designer, developer, data analyst or user researcher a plus
ABOUT GCPL :Godrej Consumer Products Limited is the largest home-grown home and personal care company in India. We are constantly innovating to delight our consumers with more exciting, superior quality products at affordable prices.We have bold ambitions and are becoming more agile and future-ready. We rank number 1 in hair colour, household insecticides and liquid detergents and number 2 in soaps. In India, you grow up with our brands - Good knight, Cinthol, Godrej Expert, Godrej No. 1 - and we are now on our way to becoming an emerging markets FMCG leader.In line with our 3X3 approach to international expansion, we are building a presence in 3 emerging markets (Asia, Africa, Latin America) across 3 categories (home care, personal wash, hair care). In 2010, we acquired the Indonesia-based Megasari group, a leader in household insecticides, air fresheners and baby care. With the acquisition of Rapidol and Kinky in South Africa, and the Darling Group, a leading pan-Africa hair care company, we have a strong presence in the fast growing African hair care market. We acquired the Issue and Argencos groups in Argentina, leaders in hair colour, in 2010, and expanded our footprint to Chile through the acquisition of a 60% stake in Cosmetica Nacional. The UK-based Keyline Brands, which we acquired in 2005, plays in hair and personal care. We also have a business in the Middle East and a strong presence across SAARC countries.To find out more about GCPL, explore www.godrejcp.com YOUR ROLE SUMMARY :You are expected to contribute actively towards development of products and technologies in Hair/Skin/Household Insecticide/ Air Care categories. The aim is to enhance GCPLs scientific knowledge base which will help us in creating strong product differentiators in market place.YOUR ROLE SPECIFICATIONS :- Thorough understanding on pre-formulations, pro typing and product development of various dosage forms. The candidate should have strong technical and hands on experience in at least couple of above mentioned categories. - Develop and work on relevant projects with academia to build and develop science base within GCPL, and also exploit learning's to our commercial advantage- Participate in pilot plant and plant level scale up activity- Document the product development pathway by means of suitable reports and dossiers- Interact and coordinate with different functions for various activities- Conduct wet and instrumental analysis of relevant product categories.- Utilize measurement techniques to characterize and predict product behavior over time- Understand and follow protocols/test methods used to measure functional and aesthetic performance- Analyze and evaluate competition productsINTERNAL AND EXTERNAL INTERACTIONS :The role requires regular interaction with Innovation/Design Team as well as Marketing functions. The candidate will report to the Product Category Head and shall interact with the Head Personal Care Research to build relevant programmes by interfacing with academia.The candidate is expected to interact with academia/higher institutes of learning in establishing and working on projects which are category relevant.QUALIFICATION :- M Pharm in Pharm Chemistry / Pharmaceutics, MSc Organic Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry, M.Tech chemical engineering- 7-10 years- experience in the field of formulation development preferably in the field of hair, Skin/House Hold Insecticides / air care will be preferableCHALLENGES IN THIS ROLE: The basic challenge will be to demonstrate strong innovative capability within the category. The candidate is expected to build a vibrant NPD pipeline of projects within R&D on the basis of existing consumer insights/category challenges. The candidate must be a self-starter, and, must display a strong inclination and passion to develop a host of innovative projects which shall feed the NPD pipeline.Candidate must be able to quickly spot product opportunities based on consumer insighting/domain knowledge and define a quick road map for rapid product developmentSKILLS REQUIRED :- Strong Interpersonal skills- Strong communication and presentation skills- An understanding on regulations governing cosmetics - Analytical abilities coupled with an understanding of and ability to use statistical tools- Must possess a sound understanding of product formulations, consumer expectations/insights, as well as, gaps in delivery of existing formats. Some level of consumer interaction to understand consumer needs- An appetite for learning, open mind for innovation, questioning status quo, ability to think out of the box- Ability to work in a team- Ability to demonstrate the practical use of knowledge base in Innovation Projects