Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


A growing, well respected cosmetic company is looking to recruit an R&D Director to their London based team.

The ideal candidate will have a breadth of experience across large and small companies, allowing them to prosper within a vibrant and fast paced environment.

Key responsibilities:

Responsible for setting up, implementing, and executing new product development strategies by providing scientific leadership and technical oversight
Leading the team to drive projects from concept to product launch, providing clear direction and mentorship to the R&D team and working in collaboration with the Marketing and Innovation Director and Supply Chain Director.
Leverage external partners' technology and bring them in line with the business objectives and consumer needs
Create an innovation calendar with the marketing and innovation team, to keep ahead of market trends
Lead best in class practices for securing relevant certifications and new initiatives
Lead from a technical point of view to ensure continual development and adaptation to new science and technology
Responsibility for the R&D and Innovation budget

Skills and experience:

Science degree
Significant experience within cosmetics research and development
Experience in leading cosmetic or skincare R&D / Product Development
Excellent motivational, communication and presentation skills

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