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Chemist

Post Date:Feb 19, 2021Type:Full-Time
Start Date:2/19/2021Salary:
Location:US-NJ-Morris Plains Job Reference:16
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Job Description:

Chemist-

Purpose of Role: To provide consumer driven blockbuster innovation in

antiperspirants and deodorants in aerosol, roll-on, stick and all other formats.

  • Formulate innovative AP and deo products for all markets under minimal supervision and direction.
  • Individual should be knowledgeable in operating lab and pilot equipment as well as having thorough knowledge of factory equipment and processing procedures.
  • Work effectively with Third Party Manufacturers (TPM’s).  Ensure that all products meet all company requirements.
  • Conduct stability testing and accurately document progress and results. Notify supervisor of potential problems and work with supervisor to resolve problems
  • Formulate and test for superior product claims
  • Manage projects from receipt of Product Development Request through first production.
    • Understand project concept, goals, and timing.
    • Formulate, test and  transfer from lab pilot to factory production
    • Coordinate with other groups/departments to ensure appropriate/required testing is conducted
    • Document project work by maintaining detailed lab notebooks; making required Enginuity entries; issuing formulae, procedures, specifications, and INCI’s; and drafting Technical Data Sheets and completing PIPs for each assigned project.
    • Complete all projects and associated tasks on time
  • Knowledge of raw material physical/chemical properties. Raw material coding.
  • Review formulae to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Communicate with TPM manufacturing and process engineering to resolve any production issues and cultivate productive working relationships
  • Consistently demonstrate good lab practices with respect to raw materials, components, equipment, lab techniques and ensuring clean, safe, neat, organized work/storage areas.
  • Knowledgeable of OTC requirements for AP’s
  • Travel to TPM’s as required for piloting or problem resolution
  • Research outside resources to find new partnerships in AP/Deo technology
  • Interact with internal consumer insight group to develop consumer centric innovation
  • Quarterly field assessments of competitor launches will also be required as a tool for driving new/blockbuster technology and claims innovation.

Key Challenges:

  • To develop blockbuster, innovative AP/Deo products
  • Review product development requests with supervisor to thoroughly understand project requirements and corporate goals
  • Demonstrate sound project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Willingness to accept guidance and direction from more experienced chemists and from senior management Working knowledge/experience in the formulation of AP and Deo, primarily aerosols and roll ons

Qualifications required: 

  • College degree in chemistry, biology or other science related degree
  • 10-15 years’ experience in developing AP/Deo products with a successful track record of launching innovative products
  • Team player with ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong background working with consumer testing and claims innovation is preferred
  • Working knowledge/experience in aerosol regulations
  • Minimum education BS in chemistry or related sciences (ie. biology, etc...), Masters Preferred
  • Proven track record of developing innovative products in this category, consumer centric innovation
  • Assigned patents to candidate a plus





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