Technical Manager - Cosmetics Product Development

Location
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Salary
up to £45,000 per annum plus bonus Package includes Car Allowance, Private Medical Healthcare
Posted
04 Sep 2018
Closes
02 Oct 2018
Ref
11611
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Technical Manager - Cosmetics Product Development (Full-Time)
Basingstoke, Hampshire 
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week. Company operates flexi-time system 
Salary: up to £45,000 per annum plus bonus
Package includes Car Allowance, Private Medical Healthcare, Company Pension Scheme & Life Assurance


We are passionate about supplying our customers with the highest quality product ranges and our formulations are developed to the highest standards with packaging sourced from reputable suppliers and filled in our state-of -the-art production facilities. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to join our strong technical team in supporting customers with ever-changing legislation and to provide technical leadership for an expanding and progressive company which specialises in Own Label product development. You will be working in collaboration with our R&D and production facilities in Germany and fronting technical aspects for UK retailers (major UK multiples).

The role is predominantly office based; however, you will occasionally be required to travel throughout the UK and Europe. Full driving licence and own transport is essential. 

With responsibility for the project management of R&D work for topical products including skin (e.g. sun care) and hair (e.g. care and colour) in the UK and Europe, the Technical Manager will provide technical input to product development and will manage the technical department. 

Further responsibilities include:

+ Provision of technical support to customers throughout the lifecycle of the products
+ Support to the marketing department and new business team
+ Participation and arrangement of retailer and accredited audits
+ Education of the product/account manager on technical aspects of their formulations
+ Preparation and presentation of technical documents
+ Management of external manufacturing 
+ Claim support discussions
+ Regularly work with the regulatory department to ensure product compliance with legislation
+ Development of relationships with equivalent personnel within retailers

You will have:

+ Minimum of a scientific degree (cosmetic or pharmaceutical science) or in a fundamental science (chemistry, biology or biochemistry) with a knowledge of cosmetics
+ Experience in formulation development or product development
+ Knowledge of basic dosage forms
+ Project management experience
+ Experience in the cosmetic or pharmaceutical industry
+ Knowledge of packaging types
+ Experience in scale-up, manufacturing and stability
+ IT Skills

The role would suit someone with previous experience within a study director role and with line management experience. A knowledge of European languages and regulatory knowledge would also be an advantage.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the hiring manager

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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