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Research And Development Manager

Company: F&B Cosmetics
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Research and Development ManagerThe R&D Manager is responsible for developing and executing new product development, as well as identifying, developing, and executing improvements for current products in a GMP manufacturing environment. The R&D Manager will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to deliver new products to our customers in the timeframe expected. The R&D Manager also works with the Operations department to ensure consistency in product quality.Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, or a related field
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in R&D
  • 2+ years of experience in GMP; cosmetics or similarly regulated industry
  • Experience successfully negotiating with suppliers
  • Proven experience managing/driving comprehensive R&D-related projects from inception to completionTasks/ Responsibilities -
    • Manage and develop the R&D process with the goal of meeting or exceeding all deadlines and expectations.
    • Develop new innovative products and existing product improvements.
    • Conduct market research and evaluate similar products and their functions.
    • Monitor key product analytics to inform development priorities and provide direction as to relevant customer segments to target for research.
    • Manage the new concept development and production scale up process.
    • Accurately maintain R&D project records, proactively providing status reports as required.
    • Collaborate with Operations and other teams to achieve project objectives.
    • Manage raw materials, including supplier relationships and negotiations.
    • Source new ingredients to aid in the innovation process.
    • Create design projects and specification sheets.
    • Manage and launch entire product development lifecycle and go-to-market roadmap.
    • Identify and champion quality and process improvement opportunities.
    • Keep current with changes in technologies and regulations that impact our business.
    • Review critical data involving product and ingredient concerns and resolve issues to support company business objectives.
    • Other duties may be assigned.Skills
      • Experience managing Branded or Private Brand R & D or Commercialization process and development.
      • Strong time management, planning and analytical skills.
      • Strong computer usage skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ERP system.
      • Professional written and verbal communication skills, with excellent client facing skills (external) and the ability to communicate at all levels within the organization (internal).
      • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
      • Ability to learn our business, be a team player and enjoy working in a team-oriented environment.
      • Strong problem solving/decision-making skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical capabilities.
      • Good general understanding of business and financial principles.
      • Demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct.
      • Understands the need for confidentiality in sensitive employee situations and in other business instances, when required.
      • Adaptable, flexible, detail-oriented, creative, innovative thinker
      • Process focused
      • Team oriented
      • An organized problem solver, able to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environmentTools/Equipment
        • Viscometer
        • pH meter
        • Microsoft Office

Keywords: F&B Cosmetics, Smyrna , Research And Development Manager, Executive , Smyrna, Tennessee

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