Website Arthur Edward

Research & Innovation Technical Lead, Powders – Toronto, Canada – CA$100-120,000 + relocation support

Do you love consumer insights, technical breakthroughs and compelling product stories?

Are you ready to make a move forward in your career and location?

A global leader in colour cosmetic and personal care product development and manufacturing is seeking an experienced Technical Lead to join their cosmetic powders lab.

The Research & Innovation Technical Lead will drive the company’s product pipeline and competitive positioning through cutting-edge research.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Directing research and adoption of technologies to cement leadership in powder cosmetics, ranging from ingredients to processing methods
  • Pinpointing and planning new innovation opportunities by leveraging consumer insights and market trends
  • Pioneering formulas through re-engineering benchmarks, reformulations, chassis development, supplier collaborations
  • Heading disciplined experimentation via DOE to create differentiated powder products
  • Overseeing concurrent innovation projects from formula design through commercialisation
  • Building institutional knowledge by mentoring scientists and chemists on development best practices
  • Providing ongoing manufacturing support through scale-up guidelines and issue resolution
  • Ensuring formula compliance, safety, and alignment with quality standards

Skills & Experience:

  • BSc or MSc in Science, preferably Chemistry
  • Extensive experience in cosmetic formulation, including powder R&D
  • Leadership ability and solutions-focused mindset
  • Excellent communication, organisation, and coaching skills

If you’re ready to create the next powder sensation, get in touch today! To apply, email your CV to [email protected] quoting job ref AE590805.

Arthur Edward is a leading beauty, personal care & FMCG recruitment agency. We find top talent along the product lifecycle to innovate, launch and market bestselling cosmetic and beauty products.

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