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Benoit Verdu


SEPPIC

 

CHEMICAL ENGINEER

15 years in COSMETIC & FORMULATION Business

Cosmetic Technical Director

WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2012 to Present: SEPPIC – AIR LIQUIDE – CASTRES (France)

GLOBAL COSMETIC TECHNICAL SERVICE CENTER DIRECTOR

Team Management:

o Manage & Supervise a team of 5 employees based in France to support the development of the EMEA business

o Manage & Coordinate worldwide each customer support laboratories in the US, China and Brazil (7 employees)

Work Description:

o Participate to the definition of the group strategy & support its deployment

o Manage & Handle Customers and Sales forces technical support on products and technologies

o Customize & Perform Customer Technical Trainings and Seminars worldwide

o Coordinate the development of cosmetic formulations to highlight the performances of SEPPIC raw materials (Emulsifiers, Polymers, Emollients & Actives…)

o Collaborate with the corporate marketing team for Trends and Events (In Cosmetics etc…)

o Define the valorization action plan & manage customer studies to support new businesses

Feb. 2002 to May 2012: Laboratoires PHYTOMEDICA – AIX-EN-PROVENCE (France)

RESEARCH, PRODUCTION & SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR

Team Management:

o Manage & Supervise a team of 5 employees

o Define the objectives and the strategy to support the development of the company

Work Description:

o Manage & Optimize Cosmetic Formulations Developments (Research, Packaging, Process and Production cost saving…) to increase speed to market

o Set up the action plan & Follow-up development project to be in line with the strategy

o Stock Management & Negotiation with suppliers (Packaging & Raw materials)

o Sourcing of raw materials, technologies and regulatory

o Ensure Technological survey, competitive intelligence and marketing analysis

Sept. 2000 à Sept. 2001: MacroChem Corporation – BOSTON (USA)

FORMULATION & TRANSDERMAL STUDY MANAGER

Work Description:

o Design transdermal delivery systems which allow drugs to be absorbed through the skin via creams, gels and patches & Optimize formulations to improve their skin penetration kinetic

o Study the influence of penetration enhancers such as dioxolane on the percutaneous absorption of several pharmaceutical active ingredients (Frantz cells).

EDUCATION

1998 – 2002 : CPE LYON – FRANCE

GRADUATE ENGINEER DIPLOMA

(Formulation, Life sciences and Cosmetology)

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Cosmetic and Application University Teacher since 2015 (ISIPCA, Versailles, Lyon)

French Federation Volley-Ball Official, Travel, Cinema, Theater…

 

Benoit Verdu will be speaking at:

Mood Paint. Painting inspires emotion

2016/09/29 15:00 - 15:20

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