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Senior Microbiology Manager

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: KR9839
Closing Date: 16 Aug 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

On behalf of our client, a Global cosmetics company, I am recruiting for a Senior Microbiology Manager. This is a permanent position.



1. Strategy Creation

  • Create a relevant forward focused Preservative Strategy based on industry trends, Company Brand and safety of use
  • Support Companys Raw Material Strategic initiatives
  • Collaborate with R&D to identify future/next generation opportunities
  • Communicate scientific benefits and risks associated with preservative usage and identify opportunities

2. Commercialisation

  • Review current ways of working within Microbiology laboratory and recommend additional efficiencies/simplification
  • Recommend additional preservative system usage for Companys product portfolio aligned to global market awareness

3. Industry Awareness

  • Fully aware of benefits / concerns / legal status relating to preservative ingredients and their usage in optimized product formats
  • Familiar with preferred preservative usage across global cosmetic industry
  • Familiar with European Cosmetics legislation on preservative ingredients
  • Gain insights into customer preferred preservative usage

4. People Management

  • Growing and enabling team career development through active planning and dialogue
  • Identify capability gaps and address accordingly
  • Grow expertise in core technologies


  • High level of experience and knowledge in cosmetic preservatives and their benefits / risks
  • High degree of industry credibility in this scientific discipline
  • Ability to analyse & translate trends into opportunities for the Company
  • Excellent communication skills - many stakeholders to work with
  • High level of experience of leading and developing team
  • Proven track record of success in fast paced and evolving environment(s)


  • 8 years (+) experience in Cosmetic Microbiology or similar 
  • BSc in Cosmetic Science or similar education as a minimum


For a full Job Spec and to find out more about this role and company please contact Katie on +353 1 2784671 or email 

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.

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Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
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