Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Strong leadership and communication skills with a proven ability to work in fast-paced environments. Progressively responsible duties gained over the course of a career based on exceptional analytical and management skills. Ability to provide guidance and support in technical and creative aspects. Works effectively with cross-functional teams in ensuring company excJessicace.

  • Team leadership
  • Technical readiness
  • Process improvement
  • Risk Assessment
  • Product development
  • Stage gates
  • Product testing / evaluation
  • Project Management
Work History
01/2020 to Current Director Global Research & Development Asrc Federal Holding Company | Kirtland Air Force Base, NM,
  • Support business growth through entire organization.
  • Create, review and approve technical documents: i.e. Master batch records, Specifications, Ingredient Statements, Claims review, Content Disclosures, Cost Formulas, etc.
  • Support Consumer Insights, Global Consumer Care and other relevant functions to understand consumer insights to ensure product quality meet consumer expectations.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain, CM R&D, PD, PKG and other functions to ensure that appropriate product quality requirements are established and implemented throughout development process.
  • Identify plans and resources required to meet project goals and objectives by setting realistic timelines and checkpoints.
  • Set processes in place to ensure smooth transition from concept to commercialization.
  • Developed internal project management systems and communications to facilitate successful launches.
  • Lead the communication of development, production and quality problem notification and resolution to the Brand.
  • Advise on technical risks, problem solving and issue resolution to Brand. Initiate and facilitate task forces that lead resolution of quality issues by working with functional partners.
  • Develop process improvement initiatives and analyzed problems to create corrective action strategy.
  • Gather, organize and evaluate data to make accurate assessments of current operations.
  • Support R&D, production, and quality control in determining effectiveness of new products/processes in personal care applications.
08/2013 to Current Sr. Director - R&D Product Development Personal Care. THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC. | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for global development for Jason, Alba, Avalon Organics, Fountain of Truth and Queen Helene brands.
  • Manages all phases of innovation and renovations.
  • Provide insight and leadership to identify new ingredients, trends & process improvements.
  • Initiate and manage third party contract manufacturers.
  • Lead internal cross functional team on project timelines.
  • Business achieved double digit growth past 4 years.
  • Attend trade shows and educational seminars and present findings to MKT.
  • Expert in natural and organic formula requirements and acquiring OTC, USDA, NSF, Cancer Seal, Biodegradable, Gluten Free and EWG certifications.
  • Work directly with Regulatory, Packaging, QC, Operations and Safety for each launch to optimize market timelines.
  • Manage a team of ten. Assoc. Chemists, Chemists, Sr. Chemists and Sr. Project Manager.
  • Have dotted line reporting from Quality, Regulatory, Safety and Micro groups.
  • Oversee the development of 35+ new products each year.
  • Products include Hair care, Skincare, Bath & Body, Lip, Sun and OTC.
09/2009 to 06/2013 Technical Manager Bio-Botanica, Inc | City, STATE,

Developer and manufacturer of Holistically Balanced botanical ingredients, (natural preservatives, custom blends, etc.) for Cosmetic, Personal Care, Nutraceutical and Food/beverage industries.

  • Experience working with prestige and mass Personal Care & Cosmetic companies: Estee Lauder, Colgate Palmolive, Loreal, Toms of Maine, Coty and Avon.
  • Manage the activities of our distributors (agents and reps) in USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.
  • Respond to technical questions from agents / reps and customers.
  • Develop new business opportunities with Personal Care customers and distributors.
  • Provide creative and technical knowledge in development of new products while working closely with Regulatory, R&D and QC departments.
  • Overall develop new business and maintain current business in Personal Care and Cosmetic industries.
01/1988 to 01/2009 Sr. Chemist II & Manager Outside Vendor Products Estee Lauder Companies, Inc | City, STATE,
  • Manage Outside Vendor Projects (contract manufacturers).
  • Worldwide product development for Clinique, Origins, Prescriptives, MAC, La Mer, Jo Malone and American Beauty brands.
  • Manage complex projects from inception to completion adhering to strict timelines while ensuring alignment to corporate policies.
  • Work closely with cross functional groups: Packaging, Clinical Testing (Safety, sensory & medical), Microbiology, Stability, Claim Substantiation, Manufacturing, Regulatory (labeling) and QC in accordance with company policies and operating procedures to insure on time delivery.
  • Develop relationships with raw material suppliers for cutting edge ingredients.
  • Expert product evaluation and raw material evaluation skills to ensure product success.
  • Work closely with international facilities, Canada, Europe and Asia to insure formula compliance.
  • Evaluate contract manufacturer (outside vendor) capabilities to facilitate the production of products.
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Biology St. John's University, Jamaica, NY GPA:

Emphasis in Chemistry

Expected in Corporate Management Strategy Courses - Completed extensive management classes including: team building, leadership, time management, presentations, etc. | , , GPA:

Member: LISCC (Society of Cosmetic Chemists), CEW (Cosmetic Executive Woman), PCPC

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