Research and Development Manager

20000.00 - 27000.00 GBP Annual + GBP20000 - GBP27000/annum Holidays, pension
07 May 2017
23 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Research and Development Manager - Somerset

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is currently working in research and development (R&D) ideally with aerosols or cosmetics products, with experience in formulation, method development and validation to join a growing manufacturing company based in Somerset.

Your role as a Research and Development Manager will involve managing new product development projects from initial enquiry through to full scale up and production supervising a small team of chemists and technicians to deliver innovative products that meet customer's needs.

The role covers the management of all formulation and technical aspects of product development and relationships with key clients and projects.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

• Developing innovative products to meet customer and marketing brief to an agreed critical path and ensuring compliance with customer technical policies and regulatory requirements.
• Investigating new raw materials and formulae on market through to managing a team to ensure samples are accurately made and appropriately presented.
• Liaison work with other departments - sales, manufacturing, production, origination and maintaining key relationships with both customer and supplier technical contacts.
• Project management.
• Employee management.

This is a 12 months contract with an excellent salary and great benefits such as pension, holidays, bonus and much more.


To apply for the R&D Manager role you will have:

• Extensive experience in product development including method development and method validation ideally with aerosols or cosmetics products.
• Scale up and validation of R&D projects into manufacturing and production and accurate transfer into quality systems.
• Managing projects and working closely with customers.

How to Apply:

To apply for this one off opportunity, please send a word copy of your CV to me now by clicking on the Apply button or call me for a confidential chat.

My contact details are:

Selina Thompson
(Apply online only)

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