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Beauty and Home Lead Technologist

We have an excellent opening for an experienced Cosmetic Technologist to join a market leader as their Beauty and Home Lead Technologist. Beauty formulation expertise within a Retailer or Supplier is critical in this role and preferably experience working with organic, sustainable and natural products.

This role is an amazing opportunity with an excellent reward package.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Balance and effectively manage technical responsibility with broader managerial responsibility across a business area
  • Work with the Head of Innovation & Quality and other Technical Leads to develop the BU innovation strategy putting the customer at the centre, whilst aligning to the commercial strategy for the BU / business area
  • Coach and manage technical resources within business area, identifying and acting on training and development needs
  • Protect business area from product safety, compliance and ethical issues in line with legislation and policy
  • Set and maintain technical standards across the business area putting customer requirements at the centre of policy, and ensuring that these standards are frequently and clearly communicated to all stakeholders involved in the design, product development and production processes (Buying Departments, Suppliers, Sourcing Offices)
  • Work with sourcing offices to maintain up to date knowledge of technical capability of Client’s supply base within the business area,
  • Champion the integrity of product data on Client’s systems across the business area
  • Lead global processes within the business area, coaching and providing direction to UK Technology peers and sourcing offices globally to drive compliance to agreed ways of working and standards
  • Act as a business ambassador protecting all safety, ethical and environmental requirements

Key Skills required:

  • Beauty formulation expertise within a Retailer or Supplier is critical in this role and preferably experience working with organic, sustainable and natural products
  • Ability to lead, coach and manage people to support development and drive success
  • Ability to balance technical standards with the commercial needs of the business
  • Ability to provide technical leadership and direction across the Technical Function, Design and Buying, Supply Base and Global Sourcing Offices
  • Able to manage Blue Sky thinking for newness and project delivery of innovation
  • Multi tasked orientated working to tight deadlines while maintaining entrepreneurialism
  • Analytical skills, championing and leveraging Client’s data  (CIU, Bizarre Voice, QPI’s, PLM) to shape future strategy
  • Experience in briefing and specifying direct design sourced product, working with Buying and Design to create Tech Packs
  • Ability to work across multiple sourcing models

Up to £85K + £7k car allowance + excellent benefits

Beauty and Home Lead Technologist

Central London, London, UK
Permanent
Experienced Non-Manager
£80,000 - £89,999

Published on 3 Dec 2019