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Liquids Technologies Formulator



Marlborough, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Join our Beauty Team at Helen of Troy as our Liquid Technologies Formulator (hybrid work onsite and from home), and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: Revlon, Hot Tools, Bed Head, Drybar, Gold-n-Hot and Curlsmith. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!

Look around your home, and you'll find us everywhere:

In your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

What you will be doing:

This role will be reporting to the VP of Liquids Technology and Regulatory. The successful candidate will be responsible for guiding the technical product development of cosmetics and OTC liquids, working with both internal and external partners. This starts with the design phase, continues with the testing phase, and finally supports commercialization. In this role, you will be encouraged to manage technical execution for formula development and design, stability and safety testing, and assessment of results. The application of relevant regulatory requirements to all products is essential. This role will also lead testing to ensure both new and improved existing formulations are stable, safe for use, compliant and manufactured to the highest standards.

  • Provide basic technical formulation guidance to vendors, manufacturers, internal partners as required, in all areas related to product development and stability testing.
  • Review and ensure the reliability and validity of technical data related to formulation, process, and stability of current and developmental products.
  • Prepare and maintain all technical and regulatory documentation including formulations and product specifications.
  • Work directly with Project Managers to manage development projects from inception through first production, working with the associated outside resources to ensure adherence to agreed timetables.
  • Maintain relevant knowledge base of competitive products, vendor technologies, and advances in cosmetic science to improve our ability to deliver innovative consumer products.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with technical assets at core manufacturers.
  • Conduct technical and documentation audits of existing sites to ensure adherence to desired protocols and delivery of quality product.
  • Meet project goals and objectives while adhering to timelines including but not limited to: Formulation/specific verification, documentation ma, ingredient approvals, substitutions and issues, management and provision of all required and requested regulatory needs.

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Mathematical proficiency
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills, time management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage a large volume of diverse projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • 3+ years’ experience in personal care formulation
  • Broad development skills and understanding of: Microbiological testing, process and development, and fragrance stability
  • Working knowledge of cosmetic ingredients and related functions, and regulations (non-OTC/OTC)
  • Experience working with raw material suppliers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • QA/QC experience

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.



For more information about Helen of Troy, visit www.helenoftroy.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment.  We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.


We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process.  If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000. 

Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, Drybar®. Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.

We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.