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Colorlab Cosmetics is looking for a Technical Director with experience in color cosmetics



Job Title: Technical Director



Colorlab Cosmetics has revolutionized the cosmetics industry with its custom blend cosmetics which allows cosmetics to be completely individualized to suit each woman’s unique skin coloring, skin needs, lifestyle, and personal style. Colorlab offers consumers, and makeup artists alike, a bold new makeup experience by transforming the cosmetics counter into a dynamic, engaging, interactive center of custom makeup creation. Colorlab Cosmetic’s success has been rooted in exceptional products and outstanding people.

Position Purpose

Technical Responsibilities

  • Coordinate product development and formulation process
  • Research product formulations and properties of raw materials.
  • Review all formulation projects for compliancy in anticipated international and domestic markets.
  • Manage claims testing and maintain product efficacy testing protocols.
  • Write, review and approve production batch procedures and monitor pilots and scale up batches.
  • Remain up-to-date on domestic and global regulatory requirements
  • Prepare technical files/dossiers for regulatory compliancy.
  • Oversee color matching and general production testing/QC.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and report findings in the form of technical documents, presentations, and standard operating procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage batching and production staff
  • Work in tandem with the corporate office to provide basic HR administration.
  • Conduct staff meetings for production planning and general company messaging.
  • Assist with mechanical troubleshooting.


You’ll love this job if you’re:

  • A dynamite problem solver and project manager. You’re always thinking one step ahead.
  • A strong communicator and collaborator. You work effectively with all members of the organization, from individual contributors to top execs
  • Adaptable and ambitious. You will enthusiastically take on other assignments as needed to support your team.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or related scientific field
  • 2+ years experience in the cosmetic, skincare or personal care with an emphasis in color.
  • Passion for and knowledge of natural and organic ingredients
  • Strong development skills in ingredient functionality, material selection, and formulation.
  • Strong working knowledge of both lab-scale and manufacturing scale formulating and chemical engineering.
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP and QC regulations as they relate to cosmetics.
  • Managing the development of multiple products simultaneously and must be comfortable in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.


Strength (lifting, dexterity, repetitive motion):

  • Must be able to lift 30-lbs onto waist high shelves
  • Must be able to lift and carry a min of 25lbs.

Movement (standing, stopping, sitting, crouching, crawling):

Hearing (loud noise tolerance, quiet work area, public speaking, receive work direction):

Vision (judge distance, read signs, extended computer work, identify details):

Job Type: Full-time


Email your resume attention to Mary Swaab (

Employment opportunity – Development Scientist-Rockline Industries, Northwest Arkansas

Development Scientist

Rockline Industries, Northwest Arkansas

(voted one of best places to live!)

Blend your technical expertise and energy within an exciting, fast moving market.  Let your scientific savvy be part of the buzz in developing and managing personal care formulations and serving as a technical expert/project manager with top notch contract manufacturing customers.  Autonomy and exposure to an array of personal care wet wipe opportunities will help broaden your scope and stimulate your energies as you support development of personal care formulations and formulation improvements from concept through commercialization.   The position will be responsible for executing work assignments from the Sr. Project Manager to ensure customer acceptance, safety, efficacy and regulatory compliance of Rockline developed formulations. This role will be a mix of development, project management and technical support.  This is a full-time position located in NW Arkansas.  Here are some examples of functions in this role:

  • Create new wet wipe formulations, new preservatives systems and optimize existing formulations in conjunction with substrates and packaging developments against a Project Authorization brief, with guidance from a Sr Project Manager.  This will involve liaising with internal departments, external suppliers and consultants.
  • Manage personal care formulation projects for primarily Contract Manufacturing Services.
  • Prepare and maintain Product Information Portfolios (PIP) for each wet wipe product to comply with applicable regulations.
  • Prepare and maintain Master Formulations Specifications.  This includes providing technical data within the specifications for product formulations and products and liaising with customers’ technologists.
  • Arrange preservative challenge testing, performance testing, safety testing, stability studies and other technical evaluations.  This will involve interpretation and reporting of results.
  • Assure that all products comply with all regulatory and safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Assure that all formulations do not knowingly infringe on valid intellectual property.
  • Investigate and implement new testing methods to substantiate product performance and/or efficiency claims of a new or existing products or formulations.  This may involve liaising with external laboratories and consultants.
  • Arrange and technically support pilot trials.  This will involve liaising with operations, production planning, quality and warehouse to assure trial objectives are met, setting provisional product specifications, evaluating results, issuing trial reports and recommending appropriate actions.
  • Ensure laboratory safety policies and guidelines are followed and carry out all laboratory work in a safe manner.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline required.
  • 5+ years of applicable work experience in industry required.
  • Formulation experience with personal care products is preferred, willing to consider experience with food or household.
  • General working knowledge of personal care product regulations and previous exposure in wet wipes development will be a strong plus.
  • Must have the ability to independently manage multiple projects and to design and execute an experiment and interpret results.

Consider a journey with Rockline that will energize your growth and development and a better future for you!  It’s your turn to be inspired!

eoe: M/F/Vet/Disability

Submit your application


Or email Barb Hamann (