R&D Lab Manager
Job Details
Management
C-Care, LLC - Linthicum Heights, MD
Full Time
Research
Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are seeking a creative and experienced leader in the development and production of high-quality skin care, hair color, hair care, bath & body care, and personal care products. This role will be responsible for product innovation while managing the R&D team for all categories. The ideal fit will be an individual with an entrepreneurial attitude and the ability to conceptualize and apply innovative solutions. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead and direct the R&D team by distributing workload and ensuring performance levels are maintained.
  • Develop safe, cost effective, stable formulations that meet customers' technical specifications and performance requirements. Deliver these formulations within assigned project timetables and in compliance with applicable regulations. 
  • Drive innovation with novel raw materials, processing techniques and/or formulations in creative, non-conventional approaches. Incorporate these into new products leveraging current customer insights and needs. 
  • Identify and resolve technical issues that present barriers to completion of product development projects. Work with management to obtain resources needed to successfully complete projects. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external customers on the ideation, scope and updates of products.
  • Identify new/improved formulation technologies and implement them to meet project needs.
  • Proactively scan and research new concepts, materials, technical opportunities and partnerships.
  • Drive continuous improvement of methods to better serve internal and external customers.
  • Generate reporting and analytical results for distribution or presentation. 
  • Oversee and implement appropriate training for team members. 
  • Oversee laboratory cleanliness and safety procedures. 
Qualifications
  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent science is required. 
  • 10+ years of prior formulation experience within hair color, hair care, skincare and cosmetics industry.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of demonstrated success in supervising and leading professional and hourly staff members. 
  • Strong product category knowledge; raw materials, ingredients, trending technology, etc. 
  • Demonstrated success in project management and leading project teams.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with internal and external project stakeholders. 
  • A strong grasp of cGMP standards and requirements in FDA and EU regulated. 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage and organize data for numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve, while maintaining a clear sense of priorities and focus. 
  • Possess a continuous improvement mentality. 
  • Ability to promote cohesiveness among team members. 
  • Ability to integrate strategic objectives into daily operational functions. 

 

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