Southwest
Posted 3 days ago

Senior Chemist – Cosmetics & Personal Care

Salary: Up to £40,000 (DOE) + 28 Days Holiday including Bank Holidays + 3 days for Christmas + Free parking + Opportunity to grow own team

South West England

The Requirements:

  • To be successful in the position as the Senior Cosmetic Chemist you must be educated to degree level in Chemistry, Cosmetic Science, or similar subject
  • Have 3+ years’ experience as a Chemist, Senior Chemist, Cosmetic Scientist, or similar job title within the Beauty, Personal Care, Cosmetics, Bath & Body, Tanning or Haircare product sector
  • You will be up to date with regulations and legislations surrounding the Beauty & Cosmetics Industry
  • Demonstrate the ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at one given time, efficiently managing your workload
  • Must be able to handle problems in a calm and collected manner, even when under pressure
  • To be an effective communicator at all levels, inside and outside of the business
  • Passionate & enthusiastic about driving innovation in this category and providing solutions vs. problems

The Role:

  • You will be reporting into the Operations Manager of the business, the main bulk of your role will be formulating and reformulating a wide range of natural personal care products
  • Carrying out safety testing accurately, reporting your findings and escalating them further if needs be
  • Managing an array of different projects from concept/customer brief through, supervising production, scale up trials and presenting the finished goods to the customer
  • Creating INCI lists and collating information for regulatory documentation including PIFs and safety assessments
  • Liaising with suppliers to procure raw materials and get advice on new trends and ingredients within the industry
  • Ensuring that every product specification is in accordance to regulatory legislation & regulations
  • Attending internal and external meetings to discuss progress or projects with key stakeholders

The Company & Opportunity

  • My client is a relatively young business within the industry, they manufacture their own products as well as acting as a private label manufacturer to third party clients
  • They are looking to really develop their technical team starting with appointing a Senior Chemist who will then drive and develop the Technical expertise within the business and ultimately create a team that suits the needs of business
  • There is a lot of support on offer from senior members of the team to help you develop commercially & technically and also be apart of some great innovations with a very entrepreneurial business

For more information about the Senior Cosmetic Chemist role or to apply send your CV now to chelsie@langtonhowarth.com or call Chelsie today on 0113 243 3499

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