Manager – Manufacturing Development

Posted on 5/31/2024

Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro

201-500 employees

Sustainable body and hair care products

Consumer Goods


New York, NY, USA

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Chemistry, or a related scientific discipline; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 4+ years' experience in a technical engineering role within the beauty or consumer goods industry is preferred.
  • Proven track record in leading successful product scale-up pilots, line trials, and manufacturing readiness projects within the beauty sector.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management capabilities.
  • Willingness to 50% travel
  • Must be comfortable working a hybrid schedule (1-3 days per week in our NY Office)
  • Manufacturing Development: Lead the end-to-end manufacturing development process for new and existing product formulations, focusing on scalability, efficiency, quality and sustainability.
  • Formulation & Process Expertise: Leverage in-depth knowledge of cosmetic chemistry and process engineering optimization to ensure product formulations' robustness, consistency, and compliance at scale.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Serve as a technical liaison between contract manufacturers, and internal teams such as Product Development, Packaging, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain and Quality, ensuring cohesive efforts in product commercialization.
  • Process Optimization: Continuously seek out and evaluate new processing technologies and methods that can enhance manufacturing efficiency and sustainability. Drive initiatives to implement these improvements in collaboration with CMs.
  • Sustainable Manufacturing: Advocate and integrate sustainable practices throughout the manufacturing process, aligning with organizational goals for environmental responsibility.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical guidance and support across various projects, ensuring manufacturing processes are optimized for quality, cost, and time-to-market.
  • Other duties as assigned depending on needs of the business.

Sol de Janeiro is a distinguished player in the beauty and personal care industry, committed to creating high-quality body care, fragrance, and hair care products. The company emphasizes using clinically proven formulations and responsibly sourced ingredients, ensuring that their offerings not only perform exceptionally but also adhere to sustainable practices. This focus on ethical production and innovative product development makes it an attractive workplace for individuals passionate about impactful, eco-conscious beauty solutions.

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New York, New York



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