NPD Technical Manager - Beauty

Manchester, England, United Kingdom · Prestige Beauty


The Hut Group

Built on a foundation of industry-leading technology, a world-class team and a scientific approach to building global brands, The Hut Group are fast becoming the world’s most important online retail organisation.

The Hut Group's primary focus is health, beauty, prestige, and nutrition related consumer goods and the company owns and operates many leading brands including, ESPA, Illamasqua, Grow Gorgeous, Mio Skincare and - The world’s #1 online sports nutrition brand.

Backed by global giants KKR and Blackrock, The Hut Group's immediate growth plans include further significant investment in pioneering and innovative technologies, further acquisitions and further international expansion.

All of these factors combine to create a seriously compelling career opportunity for the very best talent. We seek bright, motivated and ambitious talent who can really help scale our business.

THG is looking to recruit a smart and ambitious NPD Technical Manager to join our expanding business and Operations team. You will be responsible for managing NPD projects from a technical perspective, ensuring projects completion on time and within budget, with the highest standards of product quality. Categories of interest include Skincare, Haircare & Styling, Bath & Body, Suncare, Fragrance and Premium Colour Cosmetics. The role will stretch into new beauty brands acquisitions and their integration into the business and therefore will suit an ambitious self-starter.

About the opportunity:

Manage the substantiation of product claims

Develop and maintain raw materials and technologies database


We are on the lookout for someone with a scientific degree, in cosmetic science, chemical engineering, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or similar. Should have at least 5 years’ experience in developing cosmetic products. Previous experience in a lab or in a manufacturing environment preferred (cosmetics and/ or other FMCG)

Working knowledge of EU, US, Canadian, Australian cosmetic regulations advantageous

Commercial acumen

Genuine passion for cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients, up-to-date with market trends and new technologies

A creative self-starter, expected to work well on your own initiative


We offer:

Competitive salaries plus discounts, benefits and quarterly bonuses

Rapid Promotion

Leadership and Development training throughout your career

An exciting, fast-paced working environment where you will work with and learn from the best in the business

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