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Jobs in UK New Product Development

Careers in New Product Development

The New Product Development team encompasses graphics, packaging, store design and accessories, while at the same time playing a key role in guiding the evolution of the brand. This team is responsible for New Product Development but also works closely with Marketing to ensure clear and effective communications.


The Group Creative Director describes his mission as "to understand and interpret customer needs in order to translate them into a distinctive vision for Molton Brown that resonates on both a national and global level. This is achieved by balancing emotional and practical requirements through design excellence but has to go beyond purely stylistic considerations to evolve a culture that can be shared by employees and public alike. The combination of innovation and integrity is key to defining the identity of Molton Brown for the future."

Senior Cosmetic Scientist, 12 month fixed term contract

Job: Senior Cosmetic Scientist, 12 month fixed term contract

Location: Hertfordshire

Description:

Senior Cosmetic Scientist

Brief Job Description:

Formulation of new and innovative luxury cosmetic and personal care products.

This is 12 month fixed term contract

Job Requirements:

  • Design and develop novel products to a high standard and to meet the designated requirements of marketing on time and in full.
  • Identify key technological challenges that will result in cost savings and / or enhanced product performance and implement such projects.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key suppliers and keep abreast of new raw materials / technologies that may provide new / superior benefits to formulations.
  • Ensure that the day-to-day working in the laboratories is practised in a safe, orderly and efficient manner, compliant with all internal protocols and external legislation.
  • Monitor new technologies and products in the categories in the marketplace.

Related Business / Technical knowledge, skills

Grounding in colloid and surfactant science

Education and Experience

The jobholder must possess or have experience of:

  • Science degree (eg. Chemistry)
  • Notable industry experience dealing with a variety of product
  • developments in the cosmetic / personal care industry.

Core Competences

Multiple project formulation experience

Ability to lead own projects and interface with other groups

Ability to deal with 3rd parties

Creative Artworker, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Job: Creative Artworker, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Location: London

Description:

Creative Artworker

Job Summary:

This is a great opportunity to join the Creative team at Molton Brown. Reporting to and working with the Senior Graphic Designer, you will be responsible for managing and delivering aspirational global campaign POS and marketing materials which reflect and elevate the brand’s luxury positioning.

You will need to be able to organise and manage your own time and workload, and be well versed in delivering multiple campaigns simultaneously. We are looking for someone with meticulous attention to detail and strong typographic skills, who is used to presenting their work to senior management and director level. Some photographic retouching is also part of the job as well as great communication skills and sense of humour!

What the job involves
You will be responsible for:

  • Creation of all pre-photoshoot template files and artwork shells.
  • Liaising with photographers on retouching and supplying final files.
  • Presenting campaign artwork to key stakeholders, with articulate reasoning behind your typographic
    and graphic decision-making while capturing their feedback and subsequently applying it.
  • The creation, management of POS artworking process including the delivery of final files to printers as well as other areas of the business. Providing colour matching proofs and ensuring colour accuracy of print proofs from our printers is also part of the role.
  • Managing and prioritising your workload and liasing with teams to deliver projects on time, on brand and on budget
  • Management of campaign photography filing and communication of its availability to the wider business.
  • Updating the work tracking document on a weekly basis.
  • Working with the senior and junior designer, support the business in the creation of general marketing materials including brochures and advertising. On occasion you may also be required to assist the packaging team with artwork generation.
  • Managing the use of the Molton Brown name, logo, marks, visual identity and key equities in all areas covered by the creative team.
  • Working with the senior designer, produce and maintain POS guidelines and templates.
  • Assist when required with general administration.
  • Keeping the Senior Designer updated on the status of projects on a daily basis when required as well in the weekly team update meeting.
  • Assisting when required with general administration.

What we are looking for

Essential

The successful candidate for this role will:

  • have two to three years industry experience.
  • have a portfolio which demonstrates:
    • strong experience of managing large complex suites of campaign POS for a retail brand
    • a good technical print knowledge
    • an understanding of typography
    • Experience of working with brand guidelines
  • have excellent knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and Office software
  • demonstrate an ability to present their ideas confidently in both verbal and written forms
  • be able to prove an ability to work well under pressure.
  • be able to demonstrate meticulous attention to detail.
  • be adept at organising their own workload and using their initiative
  • be happy to help out wherever needed, contributing to brainstorms, making up mock-ups for presentations and general administrative tasks etc

Desirable

  • Excellent technical skills in Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • A team player
  • Able to articulate and present thought process
  • Have experience of working for a luxury and /or beauty retail brand
  • Able to work under pressure