Senior Chemist - Skincare

Moonachie, New Jersey Permanent USD80,000 - USD130,000 per year
  • Amazing opportunity to work for a leading New Jersey based skin care brand!
  • Competitive pay and great benefits!

About Our Client

My client is a leading clinical skin care brand with a vast product line including cleansers, toners, moisterizers, and more!

Job Description

  1. Utilize extraordinary time management skills to juggle multiple projects, determine priorities and meet deadlines.
  2. Develop new product formulas and rework existing products to bringing to bear your knowledge of ingredients, market trends and the skin care and cosmetic industry.
  3. Run stability tests
  4. Submit/check/modify ingredient listings
  5. Lead and train junior chemists
  6. Coordinate, as necessary, any work with outside chemists on new formulations.
  7. Work with our Director of QC and Compliance to ensure all SOPs and GMPs are in place and strictly adhered to.
  8. Coordinate with our Director of QC and Compliance, as well as outside facilities to ensure appropriate product testing.
  9. Work closely with Regulatory, QC & Compliance to ensure FDA compliance in the tasks that you perform on a daily basis, and be mindful of other compliance issues that are outside of your direct responsibilities. Advise on needed changes and identify irregularities.
  10. Oversee pilot batch and new product production to ensure that process instructions are optimal.
  11. Proactively review and advise as to what process you see being needed or revised to make the lab function optimally.
  12. Assist in collecting and providing technical information to appropriate marketing personnel for preparation of presentations, and attend meetings when necessary
  13. Attend certain trade shows like HBA and set-up and attend meetings with both existing and new accounts as necessary
  14. Develop expertise with our software systems, or other systems and platforms as may be required.
  15. Share any knowledge you may have with improving the way we order raw ingredients and assist in this area.
  16. Interact with product development team(s) and regularly review PDRs and target ship dates.
  17. Meet with raw material vendors regularly to remain on the cutting edge.
  18. Proactively review and advise as to what process you see being needed or revised to make the lab function optimally.
  19. Ensure that you and your staff are cross-trained in your domain and areas of expertise in the event you are absent from your job.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related discipline. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 8+ years of formulation experience.
  • Working experience in developing innovative skin/hair/OTC products
  • Thorough understanding of cosmetic raw materials and latest technologies
  • Thorough understanding of laboratory and scale-up production equipment
  • Knowledge of cosmetic manufacturing practices and operations
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Must have confidence to mentor junior chemists.
  • Excellent team-building skills
  • Creative / Out-of-the-box thinker

What's on Offer

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Quality, Technical
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract Type
Consultant name
Sarah Jones
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