Technical NPD Manager

  • Job Reference: 1229351862-2
  • Date Posted: 4 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Lavandi Talent
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Role: Technical NPD Manager - Colour Cosmetics

Location: North West England

Salary: Open Salary

Lavandi Talent is currently working with a fantastic Beauty and Personal Care business who are looking for a skilled and experienced Colour Cosmetics Specialist to join their team!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the end-to-end product development process, from concept ideation to launch, ensuring timelines, budgets, and quality standards are met.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with stakeholders to drive innovation and bring compelling Colour Cosmetics products to market.
  • Utilise technical/scientific background to evaluate formulations, ingredients, and technologies, ensuring products meet regulatory requirements and consumer expectations.
  • Keep up to date with industry trends and market insights, to inform product strategy and identify opportunities for differentiation and growth.
  • Lead and manage a team, providing mentorship, guidance, and support to foster their professional growth and development.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize processes, enhance efficiency, and elevate the overall effectiveness of the NPD function.


  • Previous experience in Technical / Scientific Product Development, within Colour Cosmetics is essential.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Cosmetology) required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Previous experience managing a team, with demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to inspire, motivate, and empower others.
  • Strong technical acumen, with a deep understanding of formulation chemistry, product testing methodologies, and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to prioritize competing demands, multitask effectively, and drive projects to completion on time and within budget.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across functions and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

This is an amazing and very exciting opportunity to join a fantastic team!

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Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high numbers of applications we will not be able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received feedback within 14 days, your application may have been unsuccessful

Key Words: NPD Manager, Technical NPD Manager, Formulation Chemist, Formulation Scientist, Development Scientist, Development Chemist, Colour Cosmetics, Beauty, Cosmetics.