R&D Manager

Industry / Sector: Manufacturing
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: Gauteng

SUB TITLE: Research and Development Manager

SALARY AND BENEFITS: R500 000 – R 840 000 p/a

LOCATION:   Centurion, Gauteng


A Fast growing, innovating Cosmetics Manufacturer based in Centurion looking for an R & D Manager to assist with New formulations as well as assist across production and with purchasing.


  • Btech /Bcom Degree in Chemical or Pharmaceutical
  • 5 years’ experience in manufacturing in R&D
  • 10 – 20 years working experience in a cosmetic type industry
  • Quality Management experience is beneficial


The incumbent is will be act as the plant R&D Manager reporting to the Head of R&D.  Responsibilities include:

  • Formulation development across skin, face and haircare
  • Supervision and technical support to the factory process teams (verifying batch integrity, providing inputs to production and planning)
  • Support procurement efforts through direct interfacing and negotiation with suppliers on raw materials
  • Provide marketing support through claim verification, testing and ideation
  • Formalize and operationalize quality process across the manufacturing supply chain, from raw material receiving to pre-ship verification
  • Train and coach supervisors on raising quality standards and statistical verification of on-line product
  • Assist the Quality Manager in change over, batch-release and pre-ship verification
  • Run point on utility quality testing and correction if required

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Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to tarryn[at]kingsleyirons.co.za. Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful. However, we will keep your details on record for suitable future roles. Thank you.

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