Careers at Tata Harper Skincare

Careers

"When I set out to create my own skincare line, I wasn't looking to replicate products that were already on the market. My founding mission was to give the skincare industry a fresh start with highly effective and luxurious age-defying beauty products that are completely free of synthetic and chemical ingredients. I believe people deserve beauty products that deliver the results they want, without putting their health at risk. As a company we seek to challenge the assumption that "natural" means less effective."

Tata Harper, CEO/Founder

Freelance Assistant Photographer

Shelburne, VT

SUMMARY:

Tata Harper is seeking a freelance assistant photographer responsible for the creation of high-impact in-store and digital media.  This role, while currently freelance, would ideally lead into a full time position.

Working in collaboration with our Senior Creative Producer, this role is responsible for conceiving and producing web and print assets, photography and video content (gifs, instructional and advertorial videos, etc.)   Local applicants only – must be on site at Tata Harper studio in Shelburne, VT.  Rate $20 - $25 an hour based on experience. Looking for 2-3 days a week.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities for the photographer is to visualize the Tata Harper brand and product portfolio. 

  • Shooting still life product photography

  • Visualization and styling for all shoots

  • Concepting and storyboarding for all shoots

  • ***Post-production editing / retouching -- VIP

  • Owning and overseeing the digital asset management system 

 

Job Qualifications

Professional Attributes

  • A creative eye and passion for sophisticated, forward-thinking design and photography

  • High degree of comfort and confidence working with a variety of personalities and roles

  • Positive attitude and emotional maturity - doesn’t take critique of creative work personally

  • Strong, as in obsessive, attention to detail

  • Ability to edit and deliver high-quality deliverables quickly and efficiently

  • Comfortable working both remotely/managing workload independently and collaboratively with others. Can multi-task managing complex assignments

  • Strong visual design skills, including color, layout and typographic skills

  • Prior experience developing materials for a beauty or fashion brand a plus


Qualifications

  • Ideally 2+ years experience in a high-volume creative role

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in Graphic Design/Photography/Media Arts/Film or related field

 

Technical Requirements

  • Expert in Adobe Photoshop

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Bridge

  • Understanding of photography principles, studio lighting and photo retouching

  • Experience in video production: filming, sound, lighting, and basic editing skills

  • Animation skills a plus (e.g. animating titles, transitions, editing template files in AfterEffects)



Please submit a cover letter and resume to: [email protected] and [email protected]

Digital Marketing Summer Internship

Shelburne, VT

MISSION:

My founding mission was to offer to my customers beauty products that deliver results, without putting their health at risk. I’m passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.

We are currently seeking a motivated Summer Digital Intern to join our team part-time.

SUMMARY:

The Digital Marketing intern will assist in the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced office that embraces teamwork. This individual will work closely to support both marketing and client experience from pre-sale ideation to post-sale execution.

This position will assist in market research and current beauty/lifestyle trends, learning how to shape our social media presence, assisting with office tasks and in-house photoshoots, and supporting the marketing team through content production and digital storytelling.

Additionally, the digital intern will have the opportunity to gain industry experience and surround themselves with all the inner-workings of a fast-paced, rapidly growing global beauty company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Digital Marketing Team

  • Support Digital Content Producer with drafting blog/marketing content

  • Help assist in daily scheduled content across digital platforms

  • Help with collection of data from previous ad campaigns and preparing decks

  • Market research on competitive brand campaigns

  • Participate in team brainstorms

  • Assist with in-house photo shoots

  • General office tasks and operations


JOB SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be working towards a college degree (Junior or Senior year)

  • Preferably marketing, communications or PR major, but not required  

  • Excellent attention to detail and solid organization skills

  • Energetic multi-tasker that can thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Passionate about all things social media and digital content

  • Excellent time management skills (works well on a deadline)

  • Strong knowledge of Natural Beauty and luxury wellness

 

This is an unpaid internship for school credit only, candidates must commit 12-20 hours per week.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: [email protected] and [email protected]

Logistics Coordinator

Shelburne, VT

MISSION:

When I set out to create my own skincare line, I wasn’t looking to replicate products that were already on the market. My founding mission was to give the skincare industry a fresh start with highly effective and luxurious antiaging beauty products that are completely free of synthetic and chemical ingredients. I believe people deserve beauty products that deliver the results they want, without putting their health at risk. As a company we seek to challenge the assumption that ‘natural’ means less effective. I’m passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.

–Tata Harper, CEO/Founder

We are looking for a talented logistics coordinator to join our team in Shelburne, Vermont and provide creative and efficient shipping solutions for our growing international business. You will get the chance to work with numerous departments, ensuring that all imported and exported goods are delivered on time in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor all inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Establish procedures for exporting shipments to key international and domestic customers.
  • Assist in sourcing and maintaining key logistic supplier relationships including small package shippers, LTL, and international surface and air freight.
  • Provide competitive shipping quotes as needed on LTL and International shipments.
  • Review and approve all freight invoices.
  • Follow up on all damages and short shipment claims.
  • Develop internal and vendor KPI scorecards.
  • Assist hands on in the shipping department during peak times.

JOB SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED (College Degree Preferred)
  • At least 3 years' experience in Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Supply Chain, or similar role
  • Experience with international customs preferred
  • Experience with handing international air and surface freight.
  • Solid problem-solving abilities and oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable using technology (Email, Spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Experience with Netsuite a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Please submit resume to: [email protected] & [email protected]

Packaging Engineer

Shelburne, VT

MISSION:

My founding mission was to offer to my customers beauty products that deliver results, without putting their health at risk. I’m passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.

We are growing rapidly in all areas of the business and are excited to bring on enthusiastic and knowledgeable team members to support our growth. We are seeking a Packaging Engineer to join our team full-time.

Summary:

The Packaging Engineer designs, tests, and implements packaging designs that are an integral part of the organization’s Product Development process. They also review and improve existing packaging designs.

This individual develops, designs, and tests standards and guidelines for developing packaging solutions for our products; will work with internal resources and packaging suppliers to achieve functional packaging goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain:
  • Component and finished good specifications system
  • Technical drawings/die-lines
  • Artwork
  • Color Standards
  • Packaging Instructions
  • Tolerances
  • Testing Procedures
  • Incoming components quality standards and inspections processes * Participate in non-conformance meetings and when applicable manage the implementation of corrections to packaging
  • New component development including mold development and validation
  • Host and validate line trials at Tata Harper and vendors’ production facilities when applicable
  • Qualify/ Approve and track die-lines and technical drawings. Provide approved die-lines to creative for artwork design.
  • Validate Artwork is correct die-line, has correct part number and UPC number, UPC size is correct and scans.
  • Create component part numbers in system
  • Generate UPC creation for each SKU, manage GTIN rules and regulations in regard to package sizing
  • Create bill of materials (BOM’s) and pre-BOM’s and distribute to necessary teams
  • Order components from vendor for all testing sequences
  • Create and manage compatibility testing submission process; responsible for submitting correct components for testing
  • Conduct packaging components testing and validation:
  • Leakage Test
  • Deco adhesion
  • Burst test
  • Freeze test
  • Drop test
  • Ship Test
  • Functionality Test * Pro-actively find and validate new, innovative packaging options, for potential future projects, will require some travel to shows
  • Create a library of all validated packaging, both innovative and current
  • Manage supplier shipment and labeling requirements


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

  • While performing routine job duties, the Packaging Engineer may be required to stand for extended periods, stoop, bend, walk, use hands to handle objects, reach with hands and arms, and move or lift objects up to 50lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or 3-7 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent attention to detail and solid organization skills
  • Experience organizing and maintaining large volumes of data and information
  • Ability to schedule appointments with numerous attendees using electronic calendars
  • Energetic multi-tasker that can thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication
  • Aptitude and desire to work as part of functional and cross-functional teams
  • Self-starter motivated in an environment that requires creativity and collaboration
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Solidworks, CAD, Smartsheets
  • Knowledge and understanding of packaging design validation standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.)
  • Understanding of process improvement, quality improvement concepts is needed; ISO 9001 certification (e.g., CQA, CQE, CQIA) is desirable.

 

Please submit resume to: [email protected] & [email protected]

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Whiting, VT

Department: Research & Development
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Vice President, Research & Development/Global Regulatory Affairs


POSITION SUMMARY:

This position will be responsible for all aspects of Global Regulatory Affairs to ensure product compliance with global regulatory requirements


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information

  • Provide regulatory guidance for new product development ideation, launches, and reformulation projects to ensure consideration of and compliance with regulatory requirements in target markets

  • Provide appropriate language and content for inclusion in product labeling, advertising, and other communications/media

  • Review product labeling, advertising, and communications for regulatory compliance

  • Consult with domestic and international legal counsel on claims, regulatory risk, and liability

  • Advise on required testing and confirm required testing is conducted by approved labs with appropriate methods

  • Represent the regulatory function on cross-functional teams

  • Create and maintain complex regulatory files and electronic document management systems

  • Prepare, coordinate, and maintain regulatory submissions for product registrations, cosmetic notifications, and amendments globally

  • Prepare, coordinate, and maintain product certifications

  • Act as point person for third party audits and regulatory communication with auditors and regulatory authorities

  • Provide roadmap for regulatory compliance when expanding into new markets

  • Monitor changes in standards and regulations and present impact analysis and recommendations to key stakeholders

  • Work with third party consultants to lead various regulatory projects

  • Conduct internal audits as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 


While performing routine job duties, the Regulatory Affairs Specialist may be required to stand for extended periods, stoop, bend, walk, use hands to handle objects, reach with hands and arms, and move or lift objects up to 25 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in basic science or 1-3 years of relevant work experience

  • Energetic multi-tasker that can thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Adaptable to changing tasks, assigned responsibilities, and priorities

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and deliver multiple complex projects on time and with excellence

  • Ability to work as part of functional and cross-functional teams

  • Self-starter, motivated in an environment that requires creativity and collaboration

  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated problem solving capability

  • Working knowledge of consumer product regulations

  • Experience reviewing labeling for consumer products

  • Ability to review and interpret technical data and raw material documentation

  • Self-directed with ability to think and act independently and to make sound decisions

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs


Please submit resume to: [email protected][email protected]

Cosmetic Formulation Chemist

Whiting, VT

Department: Research & Development
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Vice President, Research & Development/Global Regulatory Affairs


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Cosmetic Formulation Chemist is responsible for independently identifying and developing innovative technology to create novel natural skincare projects for new launches, line extensions, and product renovation.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Co-Founder to develop formulations from concept through commercialization

  • Maintain clear and accurate records of formulations, procedures, observations, results

  • Manage formula qualification, lab scale up, and production scale up

  • Adhere to project timelines and product development schedule

  • Create and maintain formula related documentation

  • Conduct stability testing, inclusive of keeping accurate records

  • Maintain working knowledge of raw material innovations and emerging research in the cosmetic science field by proactively researching new concepts, materials, and processes

  • Source and validate new raw materials according to internal and external standards

  • Contribute to routine laboratory housekeeping and day-to-day operations of the laboratory

  • Maintain a working knowledge of cosmetic regulations for cosmetics/active ingredient regulations

  • Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 


While performing routine job duties, the Chemist will be required to stand for extended periods, stoop, bend, walk, use hands to handle objects, reach with hands and arms, and move or lift objects up to 25 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in basic science or 5+ years of relevant work experience

  • Experience working in a laboratory environment

  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail

  • Energetic multi-tasker that can thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Adaptable to changing tasks, assigned responsibilities, and priorities

  • Strong interpersonal communication

  • Ability to work as part of functional and cross-functional teams

  • Self-starter, motivated in an environment that requires creativity and collaboration

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs


Please submit resume to: [email protected][email protected]

Laboratory Technician, Formulation

Whiting, VT

Department: Research & Development
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Vice President, Research & Development/Global Regulatory Affairs


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Laboratory Technician supports all aspects of formulation spanning new development,
optimization, and innovation to assist in the creation of complex natural skincare products.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support senior staff initiatives by performing bench trials, physical evaluations, raw material testing, data collection, and data entry

  • Assist senior staff with preparation / execution of pilot batches and product scale-up batches by gathering data to support in-process parameters and finished product specification

  • Maintain standard laboratory notebook and ancillary electronic records

  • Execute stability studies, record results, and report findings

  • Procure, maintain, and organize raw material samples and keep inventory of same

  • Manage and maintain laboratory supply inventory

  • Maintain laboratory cleanliness, clean laboratory instruments, and restock laboratory supplies on a daily basis

  • Ensure laboratory equipment and instruments are calibrated and in good working order

  • Create standard operating procedures as required

  • Observe and comply with all lab and manufacturing plant standard operating procedures

  • Adhere to project timelines

  • Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 


While performing routine job duties, the Laboratory Technician will be required to stand for extended periods, stoop, bend, walk, use hands to handle objects, reach with hands and arms, and move or lift objects up to 25 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in basic science or 1-3 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience working in a laboratory environment

  • Energetic multi-tasker that can thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Adaptable to changing tasks, assigned responsibilities, and priorities

  • Strong interpersonal communication

  • Ability to work as part of functional and cross-functional teams

  • Self-starter, motivated in an environment that requires creativity and collaboration

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs


Please submit resume to: [email protected][email protected]

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