Part of The Natural Sea Sponge Company Ltd.


Salary: Up to £42k per annum DOE.

Location: London, Chelsea Harbour SW6 2TL

The Position (Available from 08.06.2022)

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic NPD /Buying Manager to join our driven and innovative team, located in our newly acquired London offices based in Chelsea Harbour.  We will consider candidates with a Product Development/ Buyer background, with at least three years’ experience within the bodycare, beauty & wellness industry. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is extremely passionate about developing products with a focus on sustainability, and the drive and vision to push ideas forward from initial concept to finished creation.

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • Taking full responsibility for developing new and existing products within the bodycare, beauty & wellness industry
  • Being at the forefront of trends/innovations/materials/sustainability within the industry
  • Working on specific product development requests and defining benchmarks
  • Ensuring Hydréa London standards /Company ethos are maintained
  • Working alongside the Buying Director and updating teams with on-time project deliverables
  • Liaising directly with suppliers globally to develop products from concept through to end delivery
  • Adhering to requirements surrounding brand values, quality and costings
  • Maintaining purchasing data management
  • Travelling locally and overseas when required

Candidate Specification

  • Currently working as a Buyer/Product Developer within the Bodycare/Beauty/Wellness Industry
  • Good knowledge of the cosmetic and beauty markets, both premium and mass
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail, creative flair and enthusiasm
  • Have a thirst for knowledge and be prepared to explore new innovative materials for manufacturing products.
  • Ability to plan and organise workload effectively and be able to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills and ability to build internal and external relationships at all levels
  • A keen eye for product innovations, excellent attention to detail and a natural talent for spotting current and up and coming market trends
  • Good with numbers and strong analytical skills
  • Pro-active and the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Fluent in English, excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Office essential. Any knowledge of design software is an advantage.

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to


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