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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

BANDI, the well-established European brand has recently moved into the US market and is looking for a full-time or part-time Research and Development Manager. We are seeking a team member with a strong work ethic to assist us in further developing our production within the United States. Seeking an immediate fill.

Description of position:
The Research and Development Manager is responsible for developing lab space and writing and/or reviewing procedures, protocols, and specifications needed to support product development activities.

Responsible for all R&D activities including the following:

  • Process Development
  • Quality
  • Regulatory Mandates
  • Equipment Engineering
  • Supply Chain

 

  1. Responsible for assisting in the development of new formulas and the improvement of existing formulas used in skin products for personal care
  2. Maintains contact with current raw material suppliers and initiates relationships with new raw material suppliers
  3. The duties of this position include:
  • Researches current government and industry regulations and uses this information throughout the development process;
  • Develops for a wide range of products (SPF);
  • Develops formulas from concept to finish; including independent formulations and new products. Understands product cost and manufacturing feasibility during development;
  • Researches ingredients and understands each ingredient function in formulas;
  • Generates samples.
  • Conduct technical testing to evaluate product performance including;
  • Product aesthetic (viscosity, color, etc.)
  • Product stability
  • Product/package compatibility testing
  1. Advise of any potential safety and regulatory issues associated with the formulation or production of a new product idea;
  2. Write documents related to product development, manufacturing, and quality assurance, SOP’s, MSDS and all other necessary documentation;

 

Requirements:

  • B.S. in chemistry or related science
  • Must have experience with laboratory project management, implementation of laboratory procedures, formulation development of skincare, hair care and body care and testing methodologies.
  • Strong knowledge base within chemistry and formulation principle in skin and hair care
  • Strong knowledge base and understanding in cGMP and GLP
  • Experience in development of new formulations, reverse engineering, and minor reformulation
  • Computer literacy; MS-Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Experience with FDA regulations

For consideration, please submit cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Michelle Brownlee at michelle@bandi-usa.com