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Development Chemist - Cosmetics

Food and FMCG

South Yorkshire £22k – £26k
permanent Job Ref: 6872


An opportunity has arisen for a development chemist to join an innovative cosmetic manufacturer at its facility in Sheffield. As a development chemist you will play a key role in the formulation and development of new and existing personal care products.

To be successful you should hold a degree in a relevant discipline, e.g., chemistry, cosmetic science and possess experience in formulating personal care products ideally in a commercial setting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing formulas and creating new products to meet business and customer requirements.
  • Managing the creation of products from brief, formulation development and sample preparation right through to scale up trials and manufacturing.
  • Managing multiple briefs simultaneously ensuring communication and expectations are managed, ensuring timescales are clear, achievable and take into consideration any testing and potential re developments.
  • Managing raw materials from suitability to sourcing and work with our other internal teams to ensure correct stock levels to fulfil samples.
  • Attending internal and external NPD meetings on behalf of the NPD team to provide updates and guidance on briefs you are managing.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Hold a degree in Cosmetic science or Chemistry.
  • Proven experience within Cosmetics formulation and development.
  • If you have experience in developing haircare or colour products this would be highly advantageous.
  • Knowledge of current regulatory requirements.
  • A strong focus on customer service, teamwork and problem solving.
  • Self-management skills.

Salary: £22,000 - £26,000 + Benefits - Life Assurance, Healthcare Cash Plan, 25 days holiday + statutory entitlement.

Location: Sheffield

Role: Permanent, Full-time

Job Ref: 6872