Development Chemist

£22,000 - £30,000 per annum
14 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

New opportunity not to be missed! DCS Group have an exciting opportunity available for a Development Chemist to join the team based at our Stratford-upon-Avon site. The successful Development Chemist will receive a competitive salary of £22,000 - £30,000 per annum .

Would you like the opportunity to work with some of the world’s largest brands?

DCS is the UK’s official sales and distribution company for P&G, Gillette, Unilever, Colgate, SC Johnson and more and we are looking to recruit a Development Chemist.

The role will be based in the DCS Manufacturing Division where we provide a one stop shop from concept to delivery. At DCS Manufacturing we fly the flag for - promoting ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ products. We are passionate about creating and developing exceptional and affordable products in Bath & Shower, Hair Care, Skin Care, Male Grooming and Pet Care.

The Development Chemist Role:

To deliver allocated NPD projects on time, on cost, on quality, to brief

Key responsibilities and accountabilities as our Development Chemist include:

- Complete formulation of new products in line with targets agreed by Technical Manager

- Reformulation of  existing products for performance or cost benefits

- Initiate the setting up, monitoring and recording of stability and compatibility records

- Liaises effectively with raw material suppliers, ensuring that DCS have full use and knowledge of the latest materials and technology

- Costing of new formulations and ordering of materials for formulation work

- Preparing and packing of customer samples

- To keep accurate records of all Laboratory work undertaken

- Ensures high standards of GLP, making sure it remains a clean, safe and efficient environment

- Dealing with internal and external customers at all levels

- Will have responsibility for the supervision of one or more Laboratory Technicians

- Ensure Technical Manager is kept informed of the progress of all projects

- Understand and follow SOPs and work instructions

- At the request of the Technical Manager, carry out any other work as directed

Essential skills and experience  needed to become our Development Chemist:

- A degree in a science-based subject, as well as 3+ years’ experience in cosmetics formulation, preferably within the contract manufacturing sector.

- You will need an in-depth knowledge of materials, new innovations and technologies within cosmetics & toiletries and will have a proven record of success in product development from concept to shelf, delivering products within regulatory/customer restrictions, on time and within budget.

- Experience within a factory environment would also be an advantage as you will be responsible for scale-up and full manufacture.

- Enthusiastic to learn

- Team Player

- Takes direction well, and applies own initiative

- Methodical mind and attention to detail

- Good analysis and numerical skills

- Prioritising and Time Management ability

- Problem solving capabilities

- Ability to communicate at all levels

- Ability to liaise effectively with a variety of internal networks

- Self-motivation and the ability to be flexible to change.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our new Development Chemist then please click “Apply” today!

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