Business Development Director, Personal Care – Northeast (BH1387)

We are seeking a person with a strong technical background and strong sales experience in the personal care market for our client, a global specialty chemical company. 

Products and Markets: Natural, specialty ingredients/actives used in personal care


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related technical life sciences discipline.
  • 10+ years technical and commercial experience in the personal care industry, with a focus on skincare.
  • 3+ years in formulating/R&D with personal care products
  • Demonstrated capability to prepare, develop and conduct technical/commercial presentations to customers and the technical community.
  • Good understanding of market trends and ability to use this knowledge while talking
  • Strong preference for 5+ years in a customer-facing role (Business Development, Technical Sales, Marketing).


  • Proactively identify, develop, and close new business development opportunities with existing and new customers in coordination with the sales team to enable profitable growth.
  • Establish credibility and expand professional network with formulators and scientists at key customers from bench chemists to senior decision-makers to ensure early access to customer opportunities and briefs.
  • Create and deliver technical trainings for sales, and distributors as needed on strategic product portfolios.
  • Provide technical support and market expertise for customers and sales force as needed.

Location: Northeast based with preference to NY, NJ, or PA.

Territory: 1/2 of US with focus in the Northeast

Travel: From 20 to 35% based on proximity to NY

Why Consider This Job/Company?

  • Allows for a great deal of independence in growing the opportunity pipeline.
  • Very visible, important role for the organization and your performance will have a significant impact on the business.
  • Company has fresh leadership and vision. This person will come aboard just as the company is transforming.
  • This is a chance to be a part of that very positive change.
  • Generous base and performance pay.

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