Development Chemist, Jobs, 6488

Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Recruitment

Development Chemist - Ayrshire

Engineering & Manufacturing - Engineering & Manufacturing
Ref: 6488 Date Posted: Monday 09 Sep 2019
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Nine Twenty's client based in Ayrshire, who are a real success story and produce personal care and household goods are expanding and keen to hire a Development Chemist.  This role is responsible for managing the product formulation & product performance from conception through to product launch in the market.

The role demands proven technical expertise in FMCG plus hands on experience of developing and delivering products to meet timelines in an FMCG environment.  The role is also responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the process – from the initial lab work, through the claims support, key sign off stages and manufacturing scale up, are delivered on time and on cost.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the existing portfolio of products and the development of a portfolio of new formulations and products that are cost effective, delivered on time and are compliant to the applicable regulatory and statutory laws and legislation for the country of use
  • Manage the development process from lab through to scale up and delivery onto the plant for your projects - working with other key operational team members from Lab, Process, Purchasing, Production, Engineering, QA, SHE
  • Co-ordinate the project feasibility assessment process and provide relevant information quickly to Product Managers to enable prompt progression of tenders and quotes to customers
  • Help to oversee projects at key sign-off stages as required for artwork, specifications, stability to ensure tasks are completed as per project timelines and products are launched on time and to customer requirements
  • Continually review technological advances and innovations (Lab equipment, Raw materials, testing techniques) to retain a competitive edge
  • Carry out routine laboratory and pilot scale processes using a range of equipment to prepare product samples as required
  • Take part in continuous improvement initiatives within the company to ensure that there is rationalisation of raw materials and packaging
  • Help to support and develop the technical capabilities and skills required of product development teams to support evolving business needs

Experience and Qualifications:

  • A Degree in Chemistry or Cosmetic Science graduate
  • 3+ years experience in Formulation Development within an FMCG environment 
  • Project management and commercial skills are essential
  • A wide base of formulatory experience and regulatory knowledge would be an advantage
  • Prior knowledge and experience working to GMP in a similar working environment

Person Specification:

  • Dynamic, flexible, highly organized and motivated
  • Solves problems through resourcefulness, creativity and initiative
  • Collaborates as a strong team player but can also work through a complex task alone
  • Knows how to manage their time and projects
  • Due to high volume fast paced nature of the business, you must be able to cope with a high volume workload, as well as being solution focused when faced with any problems

If you are interested, get in touch for a confidential chat.

Good luck!