Innovation Leader

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Tim Barraclough

About the company

This privately-owned Australian manufacturing business is a market leader supplying high quality personal care products through retail and industrial channels. Founded in Melbourne and with a multi-site manufacturing operation, they are well positioned to continue their strong growth performance through local and export markets. Currently there exists an opportunity for an Innovation Leader (Sustainability) to join the business and work across both sites in Melbourne.

About the role

As the Innovations Leader you will be responsible for the development of sustainable product solutions and scaling them up to production. Working within a team of 6 and reporting into the Head of Innovation, you will have autonomy and total responsibility for researching and developing new product materials for use, as well as developing future strategy. Packaging sustainability will be another core focus area.

Skills & Experience

Your proven track record product and packaging development will lead you to succeed, as will:

  • An in-depth knowledge of personal care products within a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience analysing new materials and properties as well as their impact on product performance with sustainability being a key area.

  • Energy, drive and determination to succeed coupled with commercial, scientific and technical acumen

  • Previous experience in materials science including translating new product development needs from prototype to commercial scale demonstrations, completing formulation and product validations.

  • Adept at handling an innovation pipeline with multiple ongoing projects


An inclusive working environment that provides the opportunity for career progression in a fast-growing business

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Tim Barraclough on for a confidential discussion quoting reference number TB21471

All direct applications or resumes received by our client from external parties will be referred to Six Degrees Executive as the retained recruitment partner on this assignment.