Business Development Manager – Personal Care & Cosmetics

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Chemicals, Personal Care & Cosmetics
Job type: Sales Manager
Salary: £50 - 60k with car & bonus
Contact name: Laura Merritt

Contact email:
Job ref: 249
Published: about 2 months ago

​LOCATION: Home Based in Southern England

Pioneers in the creation of specialty chemicals and groundbreaking technologies for the cosmetics and personal care industries. With a legacy of excellence, a thriving client base, and an extensive portfolio spanning skin care, sun care, and color care applications, they are committed to innovation and growth. They are currently seeking a dynamic and results-driven Business Development Manager to drive sales growth in the UK market.

Key Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in New Business Development

  • Strong technical background in the cosmetics and personal care industries

  • Knowledge of biological responses in skin

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Drive, determination, and organizational prowess


  • Reporting into the CEO, the Business Development Manager will take responsibility for UK customers and sales.

  • Planning a business strategy to grow the UK market through the identification of new clients and introduction of new products to existing customers.

  • Responsible for regular customer contact through visits, emails and telephone. Recording all activities in CRM.

  • Regular liaison with the R & D team to ensure understanding of the new products and new technologies.

  • Provide technical solutions to customer problems and able to lead technical discussions.

  • Monitor and report on new technology and materials, market trends and competitor activity.

  • Additional responsibilities may include key account management, product management and marketing.

Candidate Profile

  • Several years working in UK cosmetics & personal industry in a technical and sales capacity

  • Commercial Experience

    • Extensive customer contacts in UK companies including Technical Managers / Buyers / Sales & Marketing Teams

    • New business development – Proven track record in finding leads, developing relationships, evaluating sales potential, negotiating price

    • Introduction of new products to market experience – essential

    • Marketing – Social media, networking, presentation and attending exhibitions and seminars

    • Customer Focused – identification, proposal, presentation & report writing

  • Technical Experience – Formulation of cosmetics and personal care products. Understanding of Biological response. Understanding of microscopy, analytical techniques and testing. Expertise in all aspects of skin biology including photosensitivity, blood vessel dilation and contraction, ageing, etc. Knowledge of colour and UK REACH of benefit.

  • Project Experience - Experience of taking a product from inception to launch to market

  • New Product Experience - Ideas, identification of potential customers, launch of new products to market

  • Leadership of sales or new business in UK – management of UK Sales

  • Knowledge of import regulations and UK REACH.

  • Administration – communication, logistics and report writing essential

  • Qualifications - Science Degree

  • Right to work within the UK is essential.

  • Willingness to travel regularly in the UK, occasionally in Europe and Internationally for conferences and exhibitions.

  • UK driving license is essential.

Renumeration & Progression:

You will become part of an exciting, fast-paced environment driven by substantial business growth. They are seeking an exceptional and passionate individual who will make a substantial impact. They offer an attractive salary, company car, and performance-based bonus.