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New Product Development Specialist Temp (745)

Emeryville, CA Pipette - Pipette New Product Development Contractor
Amyris is seeking a contract Product Development Specialist to support the development, testing, compliance and sustainability of its skincare and personal care products. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Product Development, by working with industry specialists in marketing, formulation, testing and packaging, and gain hands-on experience in the full product concept to launch process. 

Responsibilities
  • Research and evaluate new and best-selling competitive products for aesthetics, claims, product positioning, application and innovation 
  • Support with the development and validation of new product formulas or formula improvements
  • Assist with new product feedback process of evaluating incoming lab samples, obtaining feedback internally and analyzing ingredient lists to meet brand standards
  • Coordinate and track all safety, stability and clinical testing samples to set product quality requirements
  • Create & maintain an organized physical library including all project lab masters, PPS samples, vendor comps and submits
  • Research raw materials and collaborate with raw material suppliers to source ingredients and innovations.  Physically and digitally organize samples and MSDS sheets
  • Research and compile best practices for sustainability of ingredients, formulations and manufacturing processes throughout development process 
  • Support sales or marketing needs with product information sheets or product documentation needed for product launch into retail channels

  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry and/or Public Health and Policy and has interest in green chemistry and sustainability
  • Ideal candidate will have passion for and 1-3 years in beauty and personal care, with an interest in cleaner, safer and more sustainable alternatives
  • Strong organizational skills; extremely detail-oriented and sense of urgency 
  • Must be as well as flexible and agile with constant changes and time restraints
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential - proficiency in Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint is required 
  • Be a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit, while projecting a professional attitude and foster a positive team atmosphere
  • Ability to participate within a multi-disciplinary team as well as acting autonomously as appropriate


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