Job ID: 2018-3920

Brand: Kao Japan

Location: JP - - Tokyo

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Kao creates high-value-added products that enrich the lives of consumers around the world.

Through its portfolio of over 20 leading brands such as Attack; Bíoré; Goldwell; Jergens; John Frieda; Kanebo; Laurier; Merries and Molton Brown, Kao is part of the everyday lives of people in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe. Combined with its chemical division, which contributes to a wide range of industries, Kao generates about 1,500 billion yen (equivalent to about 11.5 billion Euro) in annual sales.

Kao employs about 33,000 people worldwide and has 130 years of experience in innovation.

In order to drive the development of new and unique value proposals for business partners and consumers worldwide, Kao is aiming to expand and strengthen its global Research & Development (R&D) resources and networks. For our R&D Innovation Centers in Japan we are looking for:

Scientists (m/f) Research and Technology & Product Development Consumer Products (Hair Care / Skin Care / Health Care)


Your role:

  • As a member of Kao R&D you will join a dedicated team of scientists in the Kao Research Labs
  • Your focus will be hands-on research, development and application of new technologies in close cooperation with Kao Core Technology Labs
  • Your ultimate target will be the creation of new values for global customers based on deep understanding of their needs and lifestyles
  • You will work with project management, business, quality management and supply chain teams to develop and qualify innovative and high value added products and solutions


What we expect:

  • Successfully completed University degree (PhD; Master) in Chemistry, Biology and related subjects
  • Creative and challenging mind and spirit
  • High flexibility (e.g. living and working in different geographies)
  • Strong communication and cooperation skills
  • Excited to experience and embrace different cultures
  • Deep interest in Japan and the Japanese culture
  • Very good English language skills (oral and written)

What we offer:

  • Full time, permanent contract at Kao Headquarters R&D in Japan
  • Full employee benefit package in line with Kao Japan standards
  • In depth training and education in the assigned functional area in order to
    • Build deep technical skills and expertise
    • Develop cross cultural cooperation and management skills
  • Opportunities for career development at Kao Japan and/or at Kao global innovation centers in Asia; America and Europe
  • Japanese language course

We look forward to receiving your application in English, including CV, letter of motivation, education and work-certificates and list of publications, patents etc. (if applicable), with reference to the advertised posting.

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