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Job Title: Product Development Technologist

Job Description

Job Description

Lead all relevant areas of product development and innovation to ensure the prompt availability of quality products for businesses that are safe, effective, suitable for mass production, in line with the brand/category innovation strategy. Ensure launch commitments are met with regard to lead times and costs., Lead all relevant areas of product development (NPD/OPS projects) from the marketing brief to the 1stproduction batch:

  • Brief our sub contractors to develop the best formula in terms of quality, performance, innovation and price within the agreed timing, and in respect of R&D guidelines.

  • Evaluate conformity of samples submitted by vendors,

  • Ensure successful follow-up of your projects with key internal and external partners

  • Anticipate fails and provide projects risk assessments

  • Ensure all the test results are available on time (formulation, stability, challenge test, safety test….) to commit with the agreed timing with our sub contractors and internal teams,

  • Monitor and validate product manufacturing at each stage of development, attend 1st production batch where required,

  • Create, send and compile all official documents through development phases

Candidate Description

  • In-depth knowledge of your profession (formulation, cosmetic products, development phases, etc.)

  • Ability to maintain an overall view of operations within your business unit

  • Ability to identify, draw on and assimilate a range of information (patents, bibliographies, competition, etc.) and apply it to your activity

  • Ability to anticipate and adapt your organisation to the task in hand

  • Knowledge of technical English

  • Knowledge of communication techniques (oral and written) and teaching skills

  • Detailed knowledge of relevant IT resources and software

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build a broad network within research, Educated to Degree level in Chemistry / Cosmetic science

Employer Description

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good - that's us. Over 40 years later, we're proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We're the original ethical beauty brand. We've got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We're all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We're never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here.

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We're fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who's not afraid to mix things up.