Location: UK Laboratory
Exciting Product Development and Formulation role developing hair care and toiletries products for the global market. You will be working closely with suppliers, customers and the global sales team to design new products and improve existing products. Key responsibilities will be project management, formulation development, sample production (5-10Kg), providing technical support, liaising with supplier raw materials and hold customer-based seminars.
Projects are carried out on time, both short and long-term R & D within the global technical team, providing technical support, and formulation developments.
Reporting to the Group Technical Leader, you will work closely with other R & D groups, technical network and the sales & marketing functions.
You will be based in the lab, with the potential for occasional travel to customers and to attend company, supplier and Industry events as required both locally and internationally.
Formulate and manufacture new or improved products for the hair care and toiletries markets
Ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner and that all, objectives, and targets are fully met
Sending formulation guides and carrying out stability, challenge and fibre testing
Testing protocols and analysis of findings
Re-order samples, packaging and maintain the samples log
Troubleshooting issues arising with formulations at all stages
Assess and track Return on Investment from the division Technical Marketing activities
Assist with creating presentations for the external team.
You will have a keen interest in the Personal Care Industry and is aware of the structure and global trends and issues facing the industry
Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification incorporating aspects of Chemistry, Cosmetic Chemistry, or a related subject, with desirably an SCS diploma qualification
Must have worked in an R&D environment within the manufacturing (preferably chemical) industry
Has product development experience from the personal care industry, ideally in the segment of hair care and toiletries
Has a strong sense of urgency and ability to drive work forward to meet targets and timelines
Is a team player, supporting colleagues when needed and working as part of a team
Proven skills in problem-solving and troubleshooting regarding technical issues
The ideal candidate will need to be able bodied as you will be standing in the laboratory for extended periods and lifting heavy items up to 10Kg
You must have the right to work in the UK, sponsorship is not available
A UK driving license is preferred
In return you will have the opportunity to develop your career, benefit from a competitive salary, bonus scheme, generous pension and death in service.