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Global Head of Technical - Prestige Cosmetics Start-Up

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    Research & Development, Manufacturing and Engineering

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    £70000 - £80000 per annum + + package

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    Alex McDougall

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    about 1 month ago

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Global Head of Technical - Prestige cosmetics start-up - London (with flex. working)

Perhaps the most exciting start-up business to enter the Cosmetics industry in the past 10 years are recruiting for a Global Head of Technical to further supplement their high-calibre leadership team. You'll be the leading figure for all things Technical & Regulatory, build the technical function and you'll have the chance to hire your own team. The business themselves operate at a rapid pace, no two days are the same and they're on track for a £bn valuation in the next 2 years. As a result it's an incredibly exciting time to join this business, where despite being a senior hire you can develop alongside a brand and cement yourself as a future Director/CXO.

Global Head of Technical role overview:

  • Joining a Greenfield Technical function, you'll be responsible for identifying and developing new technologies, processes and innovation plans for the product development cycle

  • Partner with external labs to develop new formulations for the award-winning product range

  • Build and manage a team to ensure market and technical compliance, leading on relationships with regulatory agencies

  • Play a key role in the development of overall Technical strategy over the next 5 years, working directly with the board to set your vision into motion.

  • Work with the NPD & Branding teams to help develop product stories and to provide broader technical & regulatory support.

Your background:

  • Technical/R&D experience within the cosmetics/skincare sector is essential for this position

  • Professional/Academic background in chemistry preferred

  • Experience building teams within a Technical/Regulatory environment, leading on formulation initiatives.

  • A strong communicator with the ability to build relationships internally & externally is essential

  • Exposure to deploying new technologies into the NPD process is strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering at pace, preferably within high-growth businesses.

Any other business…

  • Salary flexible for the right candidate, but c.£75,000 plus package

  • The expected working pattern will be 1 day per week in the London HQ, but could be up to 3 days per week if projects demand. This will be rare, but any prospective candidate must be able to commit to this before applying.

Roles such as these are exceedingly rare, after all how often do you have the chance to join one of the UK's fastest growing start-ups at the outset of their global expansion? If you're a Technical guru looking for an exciting next step in your career within a global, senior leadership role, reach out to Alex at or apply through this page to schedule a confidential discussion.

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