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Development Chemist - FMCG

Kent   •  Excellent company benefits   •  Permanent, Full time


A globally recognised personal care manufacturing business is currently recruiting for a Development Chemist to join its R&D department on a permanent basis, based in Folkestone. As Development Chemist, you will play an important role in formulating new innovative products, initiating new product concepts and presenting technical projects to a wider audience.

To be eligible to apply, you will have recently completed a BSc/MSci/MChem level qualification in Chemistry, coupled with a relevant industrial placement year or post-graduate experience. In return, this opportunity will provide an excellent platform to progress a successful career-focused to R&D.

Development Chemist Responsibilities

  • Developing and formulating products as directed by the New Product Development group.
  • Initiating new product concepts.
  • Develop product demonstrations for new innovation.
  • To be involved with laboratory or in use tests to determine the product's properties.
  • Working with Quality Control and Packaging Departments to provide technical support.
  • Marketing - supply of samples and information for new or existing formulations.
  • Placing products on stability both from new developments and existing production runs over a variety of formats e.g. aerosols, liquids, tubes.
  • Exposure to project meetings and discussions with various other departments in the business.

Development Chemist Requirements

  • You must possess a degree level qualification in Chemistry or closely related field of study.
  • Have completed either an industrial placement year or post-graduate experience in a development/R&D environment - ideally within the FMCG/Personal Care market (closely related).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence.
  • Ability to lead cross-functionally, forge strong working relationships and build effective project teams.
  • Self-motivated, energetic & positive attitude.
  • Proactive solutions and problem-solving abilities.

£Comp + excellent company benefits


You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 8338
  • Updated: 12th July 2021
  • Expires: 9th August 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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