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Senior Development Chemist

Norfolk - Salary £30,000-£35,000

We are seeking a Senior Development Chemist to work for a beauty care manufacturer in Norfolk.

Job Summary:

- Managing new product development formulations from the laboratory through to commercialisation, as well as managing NPD trials for new products and processes.
- Managing all assigned projects to ensure product performance, safety and timescale adherence.
- Ensuring that all formulation and product stability trials are conducted to ensure the productshelf life, as well as organising and creating raw material, product and customer specifications for new NPD and existing products.

Main Duties:

The main purpose of the role will be to work as part of a project team developing new, blue skyproducts for key customers. The work will involve provision of product formulations and technical evaluation for NPDprojects.

- Formulation, development and management of Personal Care, Organic/Natural, Bath & Body Care, Skin Care Hair Care, Foot Care, Fine Fragrances and Household Laundry Products.
- Continuously research, review and identify new materials and technologies that may form the foundation of future product developments.
- Development of projects as well as line extensions within FMCG
- Provide documentation to assist the technical administrator in the preparation of Product Information Files(PIFs) and safety assessments for new products developed.
- Reporting of experimental results and findings which may include oral and/or written presentations to account managers and customers.
- Provide necessary definition, development and deployment of product quality standards for newly developed products.
- Managing the day to day general operation of the NPD lab and technicians
Skills and Experience Required:

- Ideal candidatewill be degree qualified in chemistry or science, preferably Cosmetic Science, however SCS diploma will be considered, with at least 3 years’ experience in an applied career to date working in technical roles supporting development projects. - Good communicationskills and computer literacy in Microsoft Office including but not limited to Word and Excel. Due to working with dyes and coloured products, the candidate must not to be colour blind.A self-motivated and enthusiastic person as well as having the ability to work unsupervised, using theirown initiative. Inspired and passionate about all things beauty related, you will play a key role across all elements of product development. You will bring clear vision to the role to create innovative ideas and be able to operate in a heavily commercial and profit orientated environment.
- Good knowledge of basic chemistry, including emulsions, emollients, sunscreens, surfactants is essential. Knowledge of formulating bath and body, skin care, hair care, hair styling,sunscreens or organic/natural would be advantageous.
- Experience designing and developing formulations, problem solving, working to GMP, BRC standards. Lead the development and project management for NPD launches.


key words: Consumer Healthcare Personal Care Cosmetic PersonalCare Hair Care Haircare Skin Care Skincare Oral Care Toiletries Fragrance Perfume Beauty Product Nail Care Cosmeceutical Makeup Make-up Botanical Make Up Mascara Lipstick Eye Shadow Moisturiser Shampoo face cream soap chemist chemistry hplc gc scientist scientific product development formulation cosmetic scientist cosmetic science formulation chemist formulation scientist product development scientist product development chemist hair care, skin care, body care, nail care, foot care, fragrance, fine fragrance household laundry cleaning products

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