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R&D Formulation Manager

Company: Accupac
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

$1,000 Sign on Bonus!

*Sign on bonus only applies to Accupac Direct Hires. Awarded after 6 months of employment. Cannot currently be an Accupac employee or have been employed by Accupac from 5/1/2020-5/1/2021. Promotion ends 9/1/2022.

Hybrid Opportunity: 75% remote

Basic Job Functions:
Responsible for building and maintaining a research and development team focused on new formulation development for the personal care industry (skin care, hair care, oral care, etc.)
Manages the development activities for new products and the reformulation of existing products when needed from concept stage through scale up to ensure product meets all technical aspects of customer and consumer acceptance.
Lead and manage a team of chemists of varying levels
Responsible for motivating team to innovate and create new products utilizing the latest technology, trends and consumer insights to attract new business opportunities

Essential Functions of the Job:
- Establish and articulate goals and expectations from an R&D and product development standpoint and ensure the vision is carried through
- Create R&D/ product development processes and procedures to ensure successful and timely execution of projects
- Manage the development of new formulations, and reformulations when needed, based on customer direction ensuring all needed testing and scale up work is properly executed
- Design a dynamic portfolio of formulations based on the latest technologies, trends and consumer insights
- Identify new technologies for portfolio growth and strengthened market positions while monitoring competitive market
- Meet with vendors and attend relevant seminars to stay current on all new technologies and ingredients available for use to drive product differentiation and business growth
- Maintain continuing awareness of scientific and technological advances relating to the development of products by reviewing various publications and competitive advertising, patents and new products.
- Manages relationships with external resources and partners for services needed to support successful product development or other innovation opportunities
- Provide technical guidance to sales and project management teams on the R&D/ product development process, as well as attend any pertinent meetings with customers to support the growth of the R&D business and drive successful execution of projects
- Provide support and direction on manufacturing / scale up for existing business or technical transfers when needed
- Provide leadership, direction and coaching to direct reports
- Encourage and guide the team to think of new opportunities and technology that will grow all areas of Accupac business
- Manage laboratories: Hire, train and guide employees.
- Recommend career advancement, improvement, discharge and promotions.
- Ensure best practices in all areas across the lab including providing safe working environment
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements of the Job:
- Strong formulation skills in personal care products spanning across multiple categories such as haircare, skincare, oral care, etc.
- Strong understanding of the scale up and manufacturing processes
- Ability to supervise, coach, support, and motivate team members ultimately being accepted and respected as a leader.
- Ability to manage multiple teams and projects, as well as provide technical leadership
- Strong communication, collaborative and inter-personal skills
- Ability to advocate, present and promote formulas from R&D and marketing perspective to customers, clients and others
- Strong presentation and computer skills
- Demonstrates strategic and creative problem solving
- Ability to formulate innovative consumer products as well as retain the knowledge of industry related regulations
- Passion for the products

Physical Requirements:
- Walking/Standing on concrete floors for up to three (3) hours per day and long distances.
- Standing for 40-50% of the workday.
- Sitting for 80-90% of the workday.
- Bending/Stooping repeatedly.
- Lift/Carry items up to 40 pounds.
- Pushing/Pulling items up to 75 pounds.
- Hear/Execute clear speech, in person and over the telephone.
- Hear phones ring, alarms sound through ambient noise and everyday conversation.
- Possess peripheral vision.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Travel : Yes, up to 20%

Education and/or Experience : Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Chemistry, Biology or similar field. 7-10 years of experience.

Keywords: Accupac, Lakewood , R&D Formulation Manager, Executive , Lakewood, New Jersey

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