Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
£27K – £35K Basic (Dependent upon experience) + Pension + Early Finish Friday + 20 Days Holiday (Increases with Length of Service)
Our client is a well-established specialist cosmetic manufacturing business based in Loughborough who, off the back of their record ever year, is currently looking to add a Senior Development Chemist to their team. This is a real opportunity to drive the Haircare area of the business forward; with the idea to eventually become the right-hand (wo)man to the R&D Manager!
This business develops bespoke cosmetic solutions across a wide range of products including skincare, haircare, cosmetics and bath/shower to name but a few. You would be joining a company who are passionate about developing their employees with no boundaries on where your career could progress to in this business!
As a Senior Development Chemist, you will be responsible for:
- Formulation and reformulation of a wide range of personal care products
- Carrying out stability and compatibility testing
- Managing multiple projects simultaneously, from taking the customer brief through to supervising initial production and scale up trials
- Creating INCI lists and collating information for regulatory documentation including PIFs and safety assessments
- Contacting suppliers to procure raw materials
- Attending internal meetings to discuss progress of projects
- Liaising with multiple departments in the company including Production, Quality etc.
To be considered for this role, candidates will be degree-level qualified in Chemistry or a closely related subject, with proven experience developing haircare products in a cosmetic company.
You will have a great understanding of different types of haircare products – shampoo/conditioner, styling, leave on etc and be confident formulating all of these.
You must be able to take responsibility for a multitude of projects and be comfortable communicating with all colleagues at all levels.
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