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Cosmetic Chemist

  • Location

    Bath, Somerset

  • Sectors:

    NPD - New Product Development

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Diggle

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    2 months ago

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    Daniel Diggle

Cosmetic Chemist

I'm working with a premium contract manufacturer of personal care products. This is a business who create products for a number of luxury brands along with mass market products. They have recently gone through a few big company changes in order to futureproof the business and it's an exciting time to join.

They are currently looking to strengthen their already impressive R&D team with 2 new Chemists.

Key responsibilities:

  • To work in a customer facing role, taking NPD briefs and providing costings for formulations.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and stay at the forefront of ingredient innovation and technologies.
  • Having a total understanding of how laboratory methods of manufacture will be reproduced in the process environment, ensuring that laboratory methods are reliable, reproducible and efficient for purpose
  • Develop products to meet the needs of the customer/consumer/business matching benchmark performance, claims, critical path and all relevant requirements.
  • Managing stability, user trials, challenge tests, claim substantiation and all required external testing including potential third party data.
  • Working closely with operations team identifying and actioning methods of improving manufacturing efficiency and responsible for the pilots and first production batches.
  • Be familiar and understand industry regulations and general legal/customer requirements.
  • Investigating and solving production problems relating to product together with the relevant teams in QA, process and production.
  • Any reasonable additional duties requested or delegated by your line manager.

Knowledge and experience:

  • Experience working with hair and skin care formulations. Ideally experienced in natural formulations with good knowledge of Soil Association regulations.
  • Educated to degree level in Chemistry or Cosmetic Science
  • A passion for cosmetics

For more info get in touch with Dan at Core Talent