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Product Development Specialist - Cosmetics

Ref: 920821

  • €60,000 - €80,000
  • 10 Jun 2019
  • Dublin (South)
  • Perm

Brightwater is currently looking for a Product Development Specialist to work with an international company that creates superior, exclusively branded products marketed through independent representatives. To promote healthy living, my client develops toxic-free products through collaboration with world-renowned experts in the health, wellness, and fitness industries. This opportunity and brands are available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, China including Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan SAR, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States.

General Job description

The Product Development Specialist is responsible for assisting in new product development specifically for Skin Care. In addition, you will be reviewing and developing improvements for existing product. Will train Representatives about product ingredients and the benefits of using our products. Will work closely with VP of Product Development and the President of International to ensure Representatives understand the quality of our skin care products and will support technical research and customer support on existing and new products.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lead research projects to design, develop, and improve new and existing skin care products • Work with Product Development, Operations and Quality Assurance to develop and test product development solutions for new product launches • Oversee R&D functions such as sensory, shelf life testing, product specifications, and technical research • Research new cosmetic developments for incorporation into new and existing products • Assist with creating timelines and formula worksheets, compiling competitor and cost analysis for each project • Train Representatives about product ingredients and quality • Work closely with Quality/Regulatory staff in reviewing labels and packaging • Create and maintain standard operating procedures for redundancy as it pertains to product development

Qualifications and Skills:

• BS degree in Science, Chemistry, Biology or related field • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience • Experience in cosmetic industry preferred • Nutritional Experience

Personal qualities and abilities:

• Has a collaborative mindset and applies innovative solutions • Communicates clearly and effectively with others • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills • Strong ability to speak/train large groups with confidence • Able to work with others in a positive and collaborative manner • Able to work in a challenging and fast paced work environment • Able to work in MS Office including excel, word, outlook etc.

Benefits:

• Competitive Salary • Healthcare • Pension • Profit Share • Wellness Incentive To apply for this Product Development Specialist role, click the “Apply Now” button or for more information, please contact Marc Bentley on 01 662 1000 or email m.bentley@brightwater.ie