Development Chemist - Midlands
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Development Chemist to join a leading UK manufacturer of both branded and private label laundry and cleaning products
We are seeking a chemist with a proven background in FMCG product delivery who will form part of the NPD team and will support development and commercial activities.
As a skilled development chemist, you will be primarily responsible for new product development and cost effectiveness programs
The ideal candidate will have experience of working within the homecare sector and possess evidence of product delivery, innovation, and effective time management.
The ability to develop relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers is crucial as the role will require significant overlap with production, quality, and commercial sides of the business
Applicants must be a graduate, or above in chemistry, and experienced in the formulation, development and testing of household cleaning products.
Possess good practical and laboratory skills
Support the development of the NPD pipeline, making use of external bodies, suppliers etc. to leverage new technologies for potential business impact, differentiated innovations
Keep abreast of market developments, building insights and identifying opportunities for new formats
Manage own workload effectively ensuring activities are aligned with business timings and project budgets
Support project management activities as required (SDS preparation, back of pack declarations etc)
Present to internal and external stakeholders on project milestones
Provide product briefings/ status updates to suppliers and 3rd parties, when required
Proficient at NPD record keeping
Experience within a similar role in FMCG product development
Minimum of degree level qualification in chemistry
Job Type : Full-time
Salary : Dependent on experience
Working hours : Monday to Friday ; 37.5hrs