Specialist, Technical Information

Position Summary:
The Specialist for the Technical Information Group works on reviewing cosmetic claims and creating testing plans for substantiation, in close communication with marketing, R&D labs and other cross-functional teams. The Specialist creates technology proposals for marketing teams aligning with future product claims and concept positioning. Additionally, works under supervision to review final artwork and consumer facing claim documentation.
Creates technology proposals for marketing teams aligning with future product claims and concept positioning.
Coordinate with external testing houses to develop protocols and execute all claims substantiation testing plans. Independently reviews all protocols, questionnaires and testing designs.
Interact with raw material vendors and other industry representatives to further expand on the understanding of their products, technologies, and services. Utilize professional relationships to further expand and bring appropriate technologies in house.
Conduct competitive product research to gain an expanded understanding of current cosmetic trends in terms of claims, product category and innovation.
Organize all testing documentation dossiers for specific assigned brands.
Review consumer facing claims and artwork as needed.
3-5 years in the cosmetic industry preferably in the technical field.
Clear understanding of cosmetic product development process.
Experience reading and understanding testing protocols, design and execution.
Minimal understanding of cosmetic regulations as it relates to claims verbiage.
Clear understanding of skin biology and/or cosmetic makeup application.
Strong verbal and written communication skills required
Excellent computer skills, with Microsoft Office especially Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent data organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work in a team environment.
BS degree in Chemistry and Biology or related field.

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