Product Technologist - Croydon


£Excellent, pension, bonus scheme, life assurance, 25 days holiday and staff discount

£Excellent, pension, bonus scheme, life assurance, 25 days holiday and staff discount

Superdrug’s purpose is to be the best in everyday accessible beauty and health, and we are committed to bringing innovation and the latest styles and trends to every high street in the UK and Southern Ireland at fantastic prices. Our customers can be reassured that we are committed to bringing new and beautiful brands to our customers exclusively and faster than our competition. We currently have over 850 stores and employ 16,000 colleagues.

We currently have a brilliant opportunity for a Product Technologist within our Own Brand team. You will be working closely with Brand Managers and Buyers to develop the brand plan, by providing technical expertise throughout the new product development process and pre and post product compliance.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop Own Brand product ranges with Brand Managers and Buyers; setting out the technical requirements.
  • Deliver the technical elements of the New Product Development process and the on-going technical product compliance.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to enhance and increase product performance, quality systems and NPD; ensuring they adhere to quality and legal requirements.
  • Deliver the technical aspects of all critical paths to budget/cost and within set timescales.
  • Regularly review and benchmark Own Brand products to ensure comparable quality is maintained.
  • Continually keep up to date with standards, legal requirements and technical innovation.
  • Managing multiple supplier relationships to ensure Superdrug requirements are being met through product specifications and factory certification schemes.

We are seeking a candidate who has experience of working within cosmetics, toiletries or healthcare formulations, is educated to degree level or equivalent - ideally within cosmetic science, biology or chemistry and has experience as a Product Technologist or has worked in a laboratory developing products.

To apply for this role please send your CV, salary expectations and covering letter to