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Senior Manager, Personal Care Formulation (Remote)

Remote (United States)

#KeepGrowing with Nutrafol

Come grow with us. We’re a growing company. Everything we do, we do to help people grow into the best version of themselves.

As the pioneers of hair wellness, we create natural, clinically effective solutions for hair growth and provide support for people at every step of their hair journey. Our multi-factorial approach targets the root causes of hair thinning using a patented blend of medical-grade botanicals -- and is recommended by over 3,000 physicians and hair professionals for trusted, reliable results.

We never settle, and are continuously challenging existing treatments and methodologies to advance the frontier of hair science. As we help our customers grow, we grow too -- by embracing individuality and differences, leading by example, and empowering ourselves and others with our passion for wellness and innovation.

Keep growing. It’s our mantra. Our commitment to helping anybody and everybody committed to realizing their own potential to grow.

About You

This person will own the formulation process for personal care R&D formulation projects including developing overall project plan, phases, workstreams, activities, deliverables, timelines, and milestones for formulation development. The successful candidate will be a creative problem-solver, highly organized and proactive, as well as able to consider the big picture. The incumbent will work in the science team, more specifically in the formulation team, and interface with regulatory, quality, and product development. They will ensure exceptional in-house formulation of our personal care products across multiple personal care consumer product applications (scalp, hair, etc.) and will work closely with external formulation labs and CMOs. The candidate will be a formulation subject matter expert for personal care initiatives providing support across multiple departments at Nutrafol.



  • Responsible for the formulation of Nutrafol personal care products from development through launch
  •  Maintenance of formulation integrity during the entire product life cycle, in coordination with product development, QA/RA, and supply chain
  • Act as the internal formulation expert for all topical and personal care new development projects and reformulations
  • Develop proprietary formulations for skin/scalp and hair by determining optimal base functional ingredients and ideal active ingredient components for each product to meet target consumer experience, performance, and health benefits
  • Work closely with formulation laboratories and contract manufacturers, discussing formula ideation, ingredients, manufacturing processes, pilot batches, and testing
  • Work closely with raw material vendors to identify emerging ingredient technologies and whitespaces for innovation and co-development
  • Identify and engage industry-leading and world class contract manufacturing organizations for scale up and commercialization of Nutrafol proprietary formulations
  • Develop, manage, and drive the technical work streams for personal care new product development initiatives
  • Identification of & coordination with contract research organizations, laboratories, and external partners for personal care product testing including safety, performance, and efficacy
  • Lead technical point of contact for Nutrafol personal care contract manufacturers
  • Communication of data, including preparation of presentations, scientific posters and manuscripts, for publication
  • Work with patent attorneys to provide scientific content in drafting new patents for novel personal care formulations
  • Track and manage progress on personal care formulation projects, managing timelines to ensure deadlines are met and roadblocks are solved for as necessary
  • Create action plans for new projects generated by internal and external requests, including requests for proposals (RFPs) and/or statements of work (SOW)
  • Communicate directly with various internal and external partners to understand, define, and communicate progress on projects
  • Develop firm understanding of internal lab/company processes and databases
  • Record keeping & data management for reports, NDAs/CDAs, supplier/external materials and internal presentations/data
  • Tracking & keeping abreast of evolving personal care and cosmetics innovations
  • Assist with the organization and tracking of prototype samples from contract manufacturers: receipt, retrieval and shipping as applicable


  • Bachelor's and/or master’s degree; cosmetic chemistry or similar field preferred
  • 5-10 years experience in cosmetic personal care formulation role(s)
  • Experience formulating prestige personal care products and across various types and systems (clean alternatives to surfactants, creams, fluids, etc)
  • Familiarity around skin/scalp microbiome health and the influence/impact of personal care products and ingredients on microbiome health
  • Understanding of industry clean standards and sustainable sourcing practices
  • Experience with/knowledge of clean, natural formulations and ingredients
  • Working knowledge of the current and evolving U.S. cosmetic regulatory landscape
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain effective relationships and a high level of trust across multiple functions
  • Strong organizational skills and familiarity with project management principles (i.e., gantt charts, project management software, and other tools)
  • Attention to detail and ability to complete tasks on time with a high degree of accuracy
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to participate as part of a high-level team while working independently
  • Proven ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt to new processes smoothly


  • Dermatological and/or hair and scalp biology knowledge
  • Hands on laboratory experience in a cosmetic/personal care formulation lab (e.g. pilot formulation laboratory experience)
  • Experience with over the counter dermatological products
  • Familiarity with functional and active ingredients for hair growth, skin/scalp health, hair strand health and performance

Nutrafol takes into consideration a wide range of factors in final compensation decisions, including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs. The listed range is applicable only to the annual base salary and does not include additional perks, benefits, or applicable bonus eligibility comprising the total compensation package.

Salary Range:

$120,000—$140,000 USD

Perks & Benefits

  • Fully remote work experience, including a one-time allowance for home office setup
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision package, including FSA program
  • 401K with 50% match
  • Flexible PTO
  • Two company-wide wellness breaks every day
  • Free lunch on us every Tuesday and Thursday via Seamless/Grubhub
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Monthly work from home stipend
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • Wellness Program, including virtual Wellness Sessions & No-Meeting Wednesdays
  • Free meditation app membership (Headspace)
  • Free Nutrafol subscription
  • Pet insurance and benefit programs


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Nutrafol is a pioneering hair growth supplement brand headquartered in New York. The company offers 100% drug-free hair growth products for men and women.

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