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Natural Actives

Industry Overview:
  Increasingly, consumers are turning to the labels on their food and beverages, personal care items, and pharmaceuticals. They are looking for “clean labels” and recognizable ingredient names, rather than complicated synthetic chemicals. Producers and manufacturers are looking for natural alternatives to previously utilized synthetic ingredients – ways to go green without drastically altering their end products.

Natural active ingredients can offer a wide variety of benefits to the products they enhance. They can be used to preserve the shelf-life of food and improve food’s taste, appearance and texture. They infuse personal care products with sun protection, moisturizing, and anti-aging properties. They allow pharmaceuticals to provide cognitive, immune, and cardiovascular health benefits. Most importantly, natural actives have proven effective in offsetting the effects of lifestyle driven health and beauty challenges.

Common Applications:
  • Extraction
  • Analysis – physical, chemical, bacteriological
  • Combinations of Natural Actives
  • Formulation
  • Stability
  • Fragrance
  • Color
  • Cleaners
  • Cream – day, night etc.
  • Sun products
  • Gentleness, glide-on factors
  • Absorption rate
  • Recipe – temperature, mixing, rest time etc.
  • Studies – In vitro, in vivo
  • Sourcing –performance, sustainability etc.
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With over 25 years as a top chemical industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top chemical talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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I speak for myself when I say that the Ropella “process” has been impressive with regard to other search firms and headhunters we’ve used in the past.  Truly a dynamic process between the research efforts, skills surveys, marketing piece, and executive summaries.

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