Senior Product Developer - Skin healing


Chatillon Cedex, FR, 92320 Kista, SE, 164 07

Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  Help us do it.

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Description Overview

We are searching for an experienced Senior Product Product Developer to join the Perrigo Skin Healing R&D Innovation team. As a Senior Product Developer, your primary responsibility will be overseeing the end-to-end development, including maintenance in market, of skin healing products for brands like Compeed, ACO, and Mederma, among others. Your role will work to ensure product, pack and consumer claims are set up to win with consumers and create sustainable value accretive growth. You will be part of an innovative, rapidly growing international company that is deeply committed to consumer-driven self-care.


In this role, you will focus on Medical Device product development and your day-to-day tasks will involve understanding the consumer needs, translating needs into new innovative products briefs and ensure delivery of our long-term new product development (NPD) pipeline. This will require close collaboration with our R&D packaging and scientific affairs team, as well as central functions such as Marketing, Regulatory, Quality assurance and procurement. You will be initiating and leading external development projects with our development and manufacturing partners, conducting due diligence for onboarding new partners, or reviewing potential M&A activities, and actively scouting and evaluating external technologies in order to maintain our future fitness. 


If you are a forward-thinking, driven individual with a passion for innovation in the skin healing industry, we invite you to join our team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of self-care.

Scope of the Role

  • Define and manage pipeline strategy in alignment with key consumer needs and business growth strategy
  • Lead consumer research to generate consumer insights for development of prototypes, concepts or final product
  • Lead and initiate New Product Development (NPD) projects, with emphasis on front end innovation
  • Work with scientific claims to contribute to building consumer winning health claims
  • Identify, assess, and validate external NPD opportunities, fostering close collaboration with external development partners, business development teams, and technology scouting experts
  • Be the technical expert, create and review various technical documents, including but not limited to SOPs, design, technical files, vendor qualifications, and more
  • Play a key role in supporting regulatory applications by contributing technical documentation essential for compliance
  • Manage Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control activities relevant to the assigned category
  • Responsible for managing budget allocated to product development and life cycle maintenance within the assigned category
  • Continuously monitor the market for new technologies, products, formulations, and research-related developments, as well as actively participate in relevant congresses and industry events

Experience Required

  • MSc or PhD in Pharmacy, Science or Engineering, preferable Chemistry or similar
  • Significant experience in product development of Medical Devices and front end innovation
  • Strong knowledge required of conducting consumer research and interpretation of consumer data into jobs to be done and key attributes/features leading to concepts, prototypes and final products
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements in the Medical device healthcare industry
  • Worked in a Medical Device Regulated space, with ISO13495 experience
  • Exceptional project management and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities

Personal Qualities

  • Entrepreneurially minded, creative, curious, forward thinking, innovative
  • Have a scientific approach combined with a commercial mindset
  • Flexible and can-do attitude to manage unexpected situations successfully
  • Ability to own projects and assume responsibility in an independent manner
  • International mindset, with the ability to develop for & interact with many different nationalities and work closely with colleagues abroad


We will offer you an exciting and evolving role in a truly dynamic and international company, where curiosity is one of the core values. You will be part of a large R&D and Innovation team consisting of Product Innovation Managers, Scientific Affairs and Formulation Scientists, passionate about skincare and skin healing. The position can be located either in Paris or Stockholm.

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We are seeking a diverse applicant pool to ensure the diversity of our team reflects the end consumers we serve through our self-care mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our team’s differences. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ancestries, religious creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions, national origins, ages, mental and physical abilities, familial status,’ veterans status’, military status’ and more are encouraged to apply. TOGETHER, we make lives better. #DIV