KIK Custom Products

  • R&D Manager - Personal Care / Skincare

    Job Location US-TX-Ft. Worth
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/3/2018 10:45 AM)
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  • Overview




    The R&D Manager is responsible for managing a team comprised of formulation chemists and technicians, as well as providing technical guidance in the form of professional development and career specific training and updates. Directly responsible for leading a team that does the complete formula development for new products and/or improvement and the optimization of the current product formula.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Manage formulation chemists and technicians in development of new personal care
      products. Including but not limited to skin care, hair care, OTC, and sun care products.
    • Prioritized formulation in accordance with corporate goals, set milestones/critical path
      and ensures on-time project completion.
    • Investigates new technologies for application in novel products and new categories.
    • Creates reviews and approves technical documents to support developmental projects.
      (i.e., Technical Presentations, Technical Dossier, Ingredient Statements, Manufacturing Formula Batch Record, Costs Formulas).
    • Develops robust manufacturing processes for development projects in conjunction with
      Management and other internal departments. Including active participation in pilot plant/scale up activities.
    • Develops specifications for new and/or reformulated product insuring quality.
    • Provides technical assistance related to product formula to support departments and key accounts as required.
    • Proficient in emulsion and suspension technology and shade matching.
    • Good working knowledge of personal care raw material functionality, interactions within formulation and use levels.
    • Sources and approves new and/or alternate raw materials adhering to global Regulatory requirements.
    • Creates and updates R&D standard operating procedures.
    • Exhibit team player qualities of cooperation and coordination; professional interaction in
      all business contacts, all day, every day
    • Present for work when scheduled is a mandatory function. Work hours may extend
      pass normal business hours based on the workload of the department.
    • Strict compliance and enforcement of all company safety rules, procedures and
    • Ability to communicate clearly and simply both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work under pressure with multiple projects and changing priorities.
    • Completes all other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related Biological Science.
      Familiar with general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations preferred. Experience working with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical interference.  Proficient with MS Office products. ERP experience preferred.
    • Experience: 7– 10 years of formulation in personal care including OTC areas required. Minimum of 2 years of supervisory/management experience. Expert of laboratory and cGMP practices and FDA/CFR guidelines.




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