Head of Cosmetic Formulation Development – London - £70,000

You will be creating the personalised compounds

This skin care business based in London are looking for a Head of Cosmetic Development. This will be a stand-alone role which would focus on the creation of new product for the ecomm product line, but would work closely with the team that is creating the personalised compounds.


  • Liaise with NPD, marketing and clinical teams to create briefs for innovative evidence-based products
  • Own and lead the formulation development of in-house cosmetic formulations and “base” formulations to be used with prescription ingredients (including production scale up)
  • Ensuring all formulation information and results are recorded accurately to ensure full traceability and reporting finds to the team as well as clients
  • Take a risk-based approach to reduce development times and minimise time from brief to finished products
  • Managing and preparing technical documentation for safety assessments / PIF’s etc.
  • Manage and mentor available internal resources to assist with formulation development
  • Run in house sensory tests to compare formulations against reference products
  • Work with supply chain and marketing teams to develop packaging (primary and secondary) which maximises stability, quality, sustainability of our packaging
  • Assisting in product QC when required – inspecting finished goods and ensuring that they meet the quality standards specified
  • Liaise with external manufacturers on production and quality issues, including attending trials and performing audits, troubleshooting when necessary, reviewing hygiene audits, quality control of bulk and filled product

If this opportunity has grabbed your attention and you have the right background and experience then please forward your details for a speedy and professional response to Matt Venables at VPss; mvenables@vpss.co.uk 01473 685588 Please quote CosBus in your application