Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Research and Development Mgr

Babich & Associates – Dallas

R&D Manager

Company is a high-growth US contract manufacturer of beauty, baby care and

personal care products for top brands worldwide, and centrally located in Dallas and is

undergoing a large scale expansion in both capabilities and staff.

The R&D Manager will lead a growing team of formulators in developing topical

products, including but not limited to cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and OTC products.

The manager will be responsible for meeting innovation timelines and working cross-
functionally with sales and marketing teams to meet customer expectations. Most

importantly, this position will create new, innovative products for top beauty and

personal care companies.


Manage the formulation of new products in collaboration with sales to ensure

consistency with client product specifications, product format, label claim, applicable

regulations and manufacturing capabilities

Oversee all activities of the R&D team

Establish schedules for required R&D activities with special emphasis on work-place


Ensure the conformance of all chemistry activities with applicable SOPs when

applicable, and regulatory guidance documents

Provide support to related audits from external and regulatory agencies

Provide support to external departments such as QC and Production as needed

Prepare and review protocols and reports for validation or verification activities

Generate, maintain and review product development documents, batch records, and

other related documents

Understand customer needs, competitive forces, changing technology, and available


Stay current with recent development, innovations and technologies that may improve

products and manufacturing processes

Communicate with ingredient suppliers and stay updated on new raw materials and

innovative products

Collaborate with Operations and Production to ensure successful manufacturing of

developed products


Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, microbiology, or related life science field

10 years of management and formulation experience in a personal care laboratory

Knowledge of quality, GMP, ISO 9000, FDA and OSHA regulations

Understanding of Manufacturing environment and scale up