Research & Development Manager (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Dream role for a scientist who wants global recognition
  • Experience true innovation and work with the world’s best
  • Permanent Role with Excellent Salary & Relocation Assistance



Our client is an Australian Company that has been involved in the research and development of luxurious, innovative skincare for more than 25 years. They are unique in their approach and world leaders in scientific breakthroughs.

Their dermatology-driven laboratory in Melbourne is driven to develop luxurious, powerful, world-leading formulations that protect our skin from the sun and repair any existing sun damage. Their products are prescribed by Australia’s leading Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Physicians.



Due to continued growth, our client is looking to appoint a Research and Development Manager to head their R&D team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and growing the Laboratory Team. This role will see you overseeing the Research, Development and Quality functions of the department. You will be spearheading all product development and production, quality initiatives and projects.

As the department leader you will ensure that all your team members are set up for success and are given both personal and professional development.

The main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create new products / re-formulations
  • Research relevant new active ingredients, source new materials and test efficacy
  • Project management of Research team’s new product developments
  • Ensure formulas meet regulatory compliance – domestic and international
  • Liaise with Art Department & Marketing to ensure packaging artwork meets regulatory requirements
  • Assist the Production team with troubleshooting as needed
  • Manage, advise and support the Quality department
  • Prepare departmental budgets and R&D tax incentive submissions
  • Create a positive environment within the Research Team
  • Lead the Research team providing feedback and performance management, appropriate training, recruitment of new team members and promoting a positive culture



A true team player, the ideal candidate will need to meet the following criteria:

  • 3+ years leading a Research and Development team
  • In depth knowledge of quality systems including PIC/s, TGA and relevant ISO standards
  • Experience formulating skincare creams, lotions, gels and powders
  • Strong leadership skills, independent thinking and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to embrace and lead change in a rapidly growing and changing business
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive and proactive attitude



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria.  To have a confidential discussion, please call Helen at CS Executive Group on 03 9516 0100 during office hours or on 0438 620 434 after hours.

Reference: R&DMGR0719


Thank You

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we can only contact shortlisted candidates.