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Formulation Chemist - Cosmetics

Food and FMCG

Gloucestershire (£) Competitive
permanent Job Ref: 5617


A cosmetic company is looking for a formulation chemist to join the Research and Development team. You will be responsible for New Product Development of cosmetics and personal care products. You must hold a degree in chemistry or related discipline and have at least two years’ experience in either the cosmetic or personal care industry.


  • Design and develop novel products to a high standard.
  • Development and colour matching of cosmetics such as eyeshadows and facial palettes as well as the development of bath and body toiletries
  • Identify key technological challenges that will result in cost savings and / or enhanced product performance and implement.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key suppliers and keep abreast of new raw materials / technologies that may provide new / superior benefits to formulations.
  • Ensure that the day-to-day working in the laboratories is practised in a safe, orderly and efficient manner, compliant with all internal protocols and external legislation.
  • Work closely with NPD, marketing and quality teams to ensure projects are kept on track and to brief.
  • To monitor new technologies and products in the marketplace
  • Keep accurate detailed records of product development

Qualifications & Specifications

  • Educated to Degree Level in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Cosmetic Science / Chemistry)
  • 3 – 5 years industry experience dealing with a variety of product developments in the cosmetic / personal care industry.
  • Has an understanding of the key safety, ethical and sustainability topics within the beauty sector
  • Strong team working and relationship building
  • Capable of problem solving and decision making
  • Commercial awareness and customer focus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Capable of thriving in a pressurised environment

Competitive Salary

Job Ref: 5617