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Technical Director (Color Cosmetics)

About Hush

Hush is the fun and easy way to get quality makeup delivered to your door. With Hush, customers get access to emerging and established beauty products on a mobile first platform. At the core of our business is a rapidly growing line of first party products and brands sold exclusively at Hush.

About the Role

As Technical Director, you’ll be responsible for managing all technical aspects of our first party products, building a team to support these efforts, and working with contract factories to bring these products to market.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all technical phases of formula development by working with contract manufacturers and internal product development team
  • Evaluate formulas and color match samples for new and existing products to ensure they meet quality expectations in both sample and scaled production phases
  • Recommend formulation, process, equipment, material, and packaging design modifications as needed
  • Work with product development, packaging, and operations teams to bring these products to market under deadline
  • Travel internationally and domestically to visit suppliers and manufacturers to ensure standards compliance and continuous improvement
  • Develop standards for external manufacturers to assure utilization of best process and quality control
  • Research new ingredients, textures, and products for continued innovation
  • Setup and manage internal and external testing processes to meet internal and external regulatory standards
  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes and requirements, including ingredient regulations and international regulatory standards
  • Recruit, develop, and manage a team of exceptional talent to support your efforts

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred in Chemistry Chemical Engineering or Biology and 10+ years industry experience
  • 3+ years experience in color cosmetics – both creams and powders (experience in skincare is a plus)
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Passionate about the beauty industry
  • Ability to speak Chinese is a plus
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