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Senior Formulation Chemist - Skincare

Location: Reading, PA, United States
Date Posted: 08-17-2018
Seeking an experienced Senior R&D Chemist for a unique leadership opportunity that combines formulation and regulatory in one position with a growing and reputable skincare and cosmetics manufacturer. My client manufacturers cosmetic and skincare products for top brands. They are seeking a strong formulator to oversee the formulation and classification of products. 

Key Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and bonus.
  • Full benefits package.
  • Opportunity to lead teams and projects.
  • High visibility = high rewards and career development opportunity!
  • Relocation assistance provided if needed.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee projects to ensure project scope and expectations are successfully managed and met.
  • Communicate with customers to effectively understand project expectations and scope.
  • Lead associate chemists and technicians, providing leadership, training and mentoring.  
  • Take ownership of projects and benchwork.
  • Prepare the batches of formulas needed for submitting samples and reformulating them based on feedback.
  • Understanding ingredient functionality as it pertains to the designated formula.
  • Comprehend financial impact of product cost and how to develop cost-effective high-quality formulas in order to meet objectives along with pricing goals.
  • Oversee the transfer of lab size formula/pilot batch to larger scale and assist as needed in the process of production batches.
  • Provide troubleshooting activity in compounding/manufacturing for adjusting the batches to meet product specifications.
  • Develop new formulations and products utilizing in-depth knowledge of protocols and restrictions per customer and per area they are providing the product at hand whether domestic or international.
  • Document test results, specifications, procedures, etc… 
  • Strengthens the R&D department by contributing innovative ideas, expertise, knowledge, high professional standards, team spirit, and pride in the company.
Skills and Abilities
  • B.S. degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related with a minimum of 5 years hands-on formulation experience in skincare R&D and 2 years in a lead or project ownership role.
  • Strong research and laboratory skills.
  • Critical thinker and self-starter.  
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral.  Must speak and write English.
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact, and excel in a cross-functional team with other staff members, vendors/chemical suppliers, customers, etc...
  • Project-oriented - Experienced in managing and facilitating projects, meet project scope and expectations with minimal supervision.  
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