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Senior Quality Assurance Technologist – Cosmetics / Gifting – HYBRID (TGN4641) – Excellent Salary DOE

Senior Quality Assurance Technologist – Cosmetics / Gifting – HYBRID (TGN4641) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: North Yorkshire

Type: Permanent

Industry: Cosmetics/Gifting

Job Ref: TGN4641

The Company:

We are looking for a Senior QA Technologist to take on the role of overseeing all quality and safety functions of product development, with focus on European and global markets.  You will report to the Quality Assurance Manager and provide suitable cover in their absence. The company are a UK market leader in licensed toiletries and seasonal gifting with over 30 years experience who work with well-known licenses & brands.


  • Flexible hours
  • 1 day a week working from home
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday (plus after 1 year you get your birthday off)
  • Sample sales
  • BUPA scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Social events every month 

The Role:

  • Dictate and manage the testing for new product development, including all cosmetic and hard goods testing in line with target user.
  • Ensure test samples are obtained and lab reports received on time. Follow up for any re-testing and due diligence required.
  • Compile and maintain PIF files for cosmetic and toiletry products.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure all requirements are met to ensure we maintain legislative, customer and licensor compliance.
  • Advise, create, and maintain warnings and additional information requirements for packaging artwork of finalised products.
  • Manage product and customer requirements for our international brands including the USA, Canadian and Australian markets.
  • Recording and approval of 3rd party product testing invoices.
  • Factory management including audit and manufacturer approvals, licensor registration and ensuring factory sites adhere to customer requirement.
  • Record, approve and manage the library for all cosmetic formulations.
  • Manage Licensor online approval systems to ensure updated and maintained with all technical requirements and product approvals.
  • Approval of 3rd party pre-shipment inspections.
  • Responding to and resolving customer complaints.
  • General product, testing and factory queries from internal and external team members.
  • Management of team members, reporting to management as required, upkeep of team meetings.
  • Daily administrative tasks including but not limited to saving tests reports, filing invoices, answering queries.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a quality or compliance role preferably within the cosmetic/toiletries/personal care industry.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of global requirements and legislation in the cosmetic & personal care industry.
  • Knowledge of factory audits including ethical and technical audits, CAP reports and grading.
  • Leadership and management of team members and subsequent reporting to senior management.
  • Strong communication, influencing and coaching skills.
  • Ability to challenge external parties on legal aspects of compliance.
  • Experience with product copy – warnings & required information for product safety conformity.
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 22716.
  • Background education in Chemistry.
  • Experience working with licensors.
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