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Are you looking to embark on an exciting NPD journey?   MYM Recruitment are working with the team at bBold in their search for a Product Research & Development Specialist.  bBold Tan have been developing tanning and bronzing products for over 12 years.  Now stocked in Primark, Boots, 1800 pharmacies and recognised as a TikTok best seller bBold Tan are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic to help support their progressive growth strategy.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a passionate & in-depth knowledge of the beauty & cosmetic industry.

Key Duties/Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Identify trends and product development opportunities, ensuring that products resonate with target markets.
    Work closely with the marketing team to identify USPs, attractive and eye-catching packaging and gifting concepts.
  • Work with sample groups to quantify market needs and collate feedback on product testing.
  • Ensure products are developed in line with EU and UK regulations and legislation, work with external parties to ensure adequate testing has been completed. Understand regulatory requirements and industry standards in skincare and cosmetics.
  • Be up to date and ahead of the latest beauty trends for product, packaging, and gifting ideas.
    Carry out in-depth research and analysis across multiple areas including key competitors, ethically sourced and naturally derived ingredients and formulations, feasibility, production, packaging, and delivery.
  • Present exciting new NPD concepts and findings to the wider teams.
  • Manage multiple projects, oversee project timelines and milestones including concept, design, production, testing, sampling, packaging through to delivery.
  • Have commercial awareness, establish target cost prices in line with margin expectations. Manage budgets effectively and provide performance reports to key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with suppliers, establishing strong positive working partnerships.
  • Work with key stake holders to develop a 5-year strategy to support growth and export to new markets.

Essential Criteria:

  • A Creative Visionary: You’re passionate about all things beauty and groundbreaking innovation.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Cosmetic Science, Biology, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in a product development role within the beauty or skincare industry is essential.
  • A proven track record in colour cosmetics product development (or similar) is essential.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and industry standards in skincare and cosmetics.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills to collaborate across departments.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other relevant software.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Job Contact:

To express your interest in this job email your CV and cover letter/note in Word format only highlighting your suitability for the role and how you feel you meet the essential criteria to team@mymrecruitment.com. Please also include the Job Reference number and the Job Title.

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