Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023

At Beautycounter, we go beyond clean to get safer beauty into the hands of everyone. Launched in 2013 as a direct-to-consumer beauty brand and acquired by the Carlyle Group in April 2021, we develop and distribute roughly 100 beauty products across skin care, makeup, and personal care, serving both the United States and Canada.

In addition to our Never List™, which excludes over 1,800 questionable ingredients from our formulations, we’ve established a rigorous set of safety standards for both our products and our manufacturing partners. And, through our advocacy efforts, we’ve helped introduce more health-protective legislation to the beauty industry.

Beautycounter is proud to be a Certified B Corporation that’s committed to more sustainable packaging, responsible sourcing, and a policy of total transparency. Awards include Fast Company's Most Innovative, Allure's Best of Beauty, Glamour's Beauty Awards, Refinery29's Innovators List, WWD's 2019 Best-Performing Beauty Company, and CNBC's Disruptor 50.

This position will be responsible for driving improvement initiatives to ensure that processes are capable of meeting the quality standards and expectations of Beautycounter and its customers. The Quality Engineer (QE) will design and execute projects through the use of statistical tools and other problem-solving methodologies. Provide technical support to QA and other departments to assure compliance to regulatory requirements and focus on consumer expectations.

The Quality Engineer will report into the VP of Quality & Technical Affairs and position will be located at Beautycounter headquarters in Santa Monica, CA.


  • Act as the interface between BC Quality and Contract Manufacturers and provide Subject Matter Expertise related to process Investigations. Monitor and assure compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and adherence to defined procedures both internally and at Contract Manufacturers.
  • Assist with the implementation of new systems and practices that improve process and product quality while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Apply QE techniques and methodologies to provide support to QA and other functions.
  • Conduct data analysis/ KPIs and recommend appropriate action.
  • Perform audits and capability studies as needed internally and in collaboration with Contract Manufacturing (CM) sites.
  • Work with the CMs, packaging development, and other teams to define critical requirements. Participate in pilot, line trials and first production runs for new product launches. Contribute to the assessment of the Commercialization process from a technical standpoint and trouble shoot issues bringing matters to resolution in a timely manner.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in support of complaints investigations and corrective and preventative action plans. Exhibit expertise of Root Cause Analysis and effective CAPA implementation and monitoring.
  • Work with suppliers, product development and CMs to determine and communicate standards and range boards. Participate in supplier improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure the qualification of manufacturing/ filling equipment at CMs and provide input on appropriate tooling as needed. Approve equipment and process validation reports.
  • Generate documentation of processes, procedures, and technical reports as needed.
  • Advise QA specialist on executing related functions.


  • 7+ years of work experience preferably in a fast -paced consumer goods company with cosmetic/ drug manufacturing. Successful track record in leading multiple projects in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-year university
  • Experience in dealing with technical and statistical data, developing, and maintaining quality systems and driving strong GMP practices across organization and a network of Manufacturing sites.
  • Exceptional attention to organization & detail
  • Critical & analytical thinking and interpretation of data
  • Experience in developing and implementing SOPs and root cause problem solving techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal & written communication skills – effective communication across all levels
  • Ability to mentor, train, and coach personnel
  • Passionate about the Beautycounter Mission and Quality principles

Pay: $84k - $100k for work locations in the United States, with individual pay determined by several factors including, but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, education, and training. Salary ranges are determined in good faith by role, level, and location. As a remote-eligible job, a narrower salary range for a candidate’s preferred location may be available.

Bonus: Additional compensation includes an annual discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

Benefits at Beautycounter:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance effective the 1st of the month following hire date
  • Bc paid and supplemental life and AD&D insurance
  • Bc contribution to HSA plan (if enrolled in HSA compatible plan)
  • Healthcare and dependent care FSA
  • Health & Wellness support for all employees (at no cost!) through Modern Health
  • 401(k) plan with company match following 90 days of employment
  • Unlimited Vacation for Exempt Associates (or 15 days Paid Time Off for Non-Exempt Associates)
  • 14 Company Paid Holidays per year
  • 20 hours of Paid Volunteer Time off per year

At Beautycounter we are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.