Development Chemist - Personal care / cleaning products

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Jul 01, 2020
Jul 31, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
A manufacturer of personal care and cleaning products is looking to recruit a Development Chemist to their Lancashire based site. The ideal candidate will be competent at formulating a range of cosmetic, personal care or cleaning products, and will be used to a working within a fast paced environment. Key responsibilities: Maintain an awareness of current trends in formulation, fragrance and new ingredients; use your established network of suppliers and contacts to inform product development. Develop new formulations to brief; produce formulations which match stated benchmarks, claims and regulatory requirements either as a new, new formulation or building from existing product portfolio. Prepare and dispatch of test and trial samples. Attend NPD meetings; accountable for updating on workstream actions; managing risks, issues and developing workstream plans with the team. Organise external stability, preservative, claims testing and CPSR's for all development products and maintain appropriate records. Support customers with product accreditation applications Review alternative raw materials for use in production. Communicate with customers regarding product development and improvement. (ie submissions, ingredients, claims). Ensure that laboratory housekeeping standards are maintained Add and update as required new raw materials and formulation Bill Of Materials to the operations and batch log system Liaise with manufacturing in relation to manufacture / scale up of new products and assist with formulation bulk issues when required including efficiency improvements Write method of manufacture for bulk products. Check Manufacturing Batch Logs when needed Carry out COSHH assessments on all chemicals and maintain appropriate records. Prepare documents and compile the Product Information File for development products Review product artwork for compliance with regulations and claims Maintain an awareness of all current and potential regulatory information relating to the manufacture of cosmetics and household products Contribute to and participate in the HACCP team Skills and experience: Degree level qualification, ideally in chemistry, cosmetic science or related 1+ year in formulation of cosmetics, personal care or cleaning products