Senior Manager, Patents
Founded in Germany in the late 19th century, Wella is a global leader in the hair and beauty industry, with a family of iconic brands under its umbrella. The mission of Wella is to provide products that delight customers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to stakeholders. As a market leader in this industry, IP is vital to ensuring the continued success of the company. Wella is now seeking an experienced IP professional to work within the Wella Hair and Nails business unit. This role offers the right individual the ability to:
- Join a multinational hair and beauty business, working on the cutting edge of new technologies within the industry. You will be embedded within the Research and Development team, and maintain close relationships with innovators developing the next big thing in hair and beauty.
- Be visible throughout the company. You will have contacts in business units across the globe and, although you will largely collaborate with the R&D teams in Darmstadt, you will build relationships with development teams worldwide. You will also liaise between inventors and patent counsel, both internal and external.
- Be a key contact for innovators and stakeholders, presenting your analyses of the patent landscape and advising on the use of IP as a strategic tool. You will be crucial to keeping Wella a frontrunner in hair and beauty innovation.
This role requires experience in the technical field of Chemistry; experience in or passion for the beauty industry is of particular interest. It is also vital that the successful candidate is fluent in English – both written and spoken. Fluency in German is also desirable.
If you are an experienced patent specialist looking to join a globally renowned company, get in touch!