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Product Assistant

Science Solutions Recruitment
Closing date
28 Jul 2022

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Product Assistant

Hours: Full Time

Permanent/Fixed Term: Permanent

Location: Gloucestershire

Our client is a design-driven worldwide beauty company. Our client creates, builds & internationally scales outstanding beauty brands.

About the role:

Our client aims to be the most exciting and creative beauty company out there. Their success will be improved by the capability of a positive and extremely organised person with a desire for beauty products. Our client is currently looking for a Product Assistant to assist in the development and creation of their interesting all year-round brand portfolio.

The right candidate will have a strong attention to detail, excellent organisation skills, the ability to work as part of a team and they will be curious to increase their knowledge on the beauty industry and product development.


  • To help the Category Team on the effective development of our all-year round products
  • To assist the Category team with daily administrative tasks.

Key points:

  • Product Development: Assist the category team with daily administrative tasks as well as contributing to the development of new and existing product ranges from commencement all the way through to completion, ensuring time schedules, quality and fiscal KPI's are kept to.

  • Project Management: Help the team by ensuring that the correct documentation processes and procedures are adhered to with all elements of the project relating to:

  • Time-Plan Management: Assist the team in maintaining project time-plans and report any abnormalities which could affect the completion of projects.

  • Profitability: Acquire cost prices and input into the correct template as applicable, whilst abiding by margin expectations.

  • Compliance: Liaise with our Technical team to confirm compliance with current legislation and individual customer requirements in regard of formulation, packaging, and testing.

  • Specifications: Produce full and precise product specifications for our suppliers and the Quality Team

  • Product Code Creation: Utilising the in-house product database, generate product codes in accordance with the established guidelines.

  • Sampling: Liaise with suppliers to ensure that required samples are delivered in a timely fashion in accordance with the time-plan.

  • Stakeholder Approvals: Assist the Product Manager to guarantee the correct company approval processes are adhered to.

  • Continuous Improvement: Work closely with colleagues' business wide on the progress and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives to support customer service and improve innovation, quality, and reliability as well as cost and lead-time reduction.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

  • Fully familiar with Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • A passion for product development and project management would be ideal.
  • Experience of working in a cross functional matrix environment also ideal.
  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent

Key Competency Requirements:

  • Team player.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Methodical and organised.
  • Confident in checking data and information.
  • Distinct sense of commercial awareness.
  • Creative thinker with good problem-solving skills.
  • Positive in a fast-paced setting.


Science Solutions is a best in class recruitment consultancy, working solely with, and within, the scientific and technical industry sectors. Each of our consultants is an expert in a niche scientific market area, ensuring that we have the understanding and ability to represent you and your experience in the most effective way possible within the job market.

Find Us
01925 377815
Suite C,
Chadwick House,
Birchwood Business Park,
United Kingdom
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