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CURiO™, a collective group of industry leading bath, body and home fragrance brands, filling
everyday life with beautifully fragrant moments. CURiO™, is the home of Aspen Bay Candles®,
Capri Blue®, and Thymes®.


At CURiO™, the Research and Development Manager – Bath and Body is responsible for coordinating the development of all new products from concept to commercialization and maintenance of existing products for Thymes. The Research and Development Manager will work with the Marketing, Design, R&D, Engineering, Purchasing, and Operations departments to accomplish the development. The desired outcome is to produce regulatory compliant, stable, efficacious, and pleasurable to use products. The Research and Development Manager is responsible for the professional and technical development of the research and development staff.

Responsibilities include:

Research and Development

Manage research and development and testing of new products/launches to meet the specified marketing schedule.
Assign products to the Chemists for development and oversee the development, stability, and testing process.
Manage development to meet internal expectations of performance, supply, safety, cost, and regulatory needs.
Oversee outside formulation and testing of various product types as they arise.
Provide Fact Sheets on new product lines based on fragrance and ingredients for marketing copy.
Oversee all forms of documentation.
Manage technical maintenance of current products and collections to maintain product quality while identifying process improvements. Make final decisions or recommendations on quality control issues that impact business decisions.
Research new materials
Stay current in fragrance availability and chemical usage, work with Fragrance Specialist to analyze fragrances for internal and external evaluation and monitor technical developments in the industry by meeting with chemical raw material suppliers, reading trade journals and magazines, and by examining competitive products of interest to be able to suggest potential raw materials and product applications for company
Regulatory Affairs
Oversee the requirements of regulatory groups to keep company in compliance with most up to date standards, have a working knowledge of FDA, FTC, CARB, OTC, Health Canada, EPA, European Union, and other domestic and international regulatory groups, and update management with any news or changes from these groups and recommend necessary changes.
Manage Laboratory to Good Laboratory Practices
Train staff in appropriate precautions and practices to maintain good laboratory standard, promote a clean working environment with regularly calibrated equipment and require good laboratory safety to promote a safe work environment per OSHA and other regulations.
Staff Management
Responsible for ensuring area of responsibility has the talent and resources to meet short- and long-term organizational goals as well as ensuring maximum productivity and performance, by providing ongoing performance feedback, and ensuring each employee has a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
10 years of equivalent experience in formulation of Bath, Body and Home fragrance products with or without degree
1 year previous experience in team or project management or supervision
Ability to direct short and long term multiple product development while meeting time lines.
Good organizational, time management and social skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills using the English language.
Ability to work independently but also with a team to complete product development.
Ability to follow directions, measure accurately, and record data.
Proficient in the use of personal computers, internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to maintain and protect company proprietary information.
Maintain work schedule and attendance, communicating any necessary schedule deviations timely.
Practices good personal hygiene to maintain a sanitary, pleasant, and safe laboratory environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
3 years previous management experience.

Email Address: hr@curiobrands.com
Phone: 612-638-4409

• Location: Minneapolis / St. paul

• Post ID: 22799263 minneapolis
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