Development Chemist

Location Oldham
Discipline: Household
Job type: Contract
Salary: ££26k - 31k per year
Contact name: Rick Metcalfe

Contact email:
Job ref: 5791
Published: about 1 month ago

Formulation Chemist - FMCG - Oldham

Are you getting the right level of training and support in your current role?

Are there genuine career progression opportunities in your current company?

If not, please get in touch as we are looking for a formulation chemist to join a well establish growing company within FMCG. We are open to looking at candidates with lab experience in a technician or QC role who are interested in being trained up as a formulation chemist. This company is a market leader and as new Formulation Chemist you will be working with the NPD, Ops and marketing teams. There is a real variety of projects where you will be involved from the initial concept through to launch. Product lines vary between homecare, personal care, car care and coatings.

Responsibilities will include:

- Formulation of new products.

- Being part of the development and test methods to improve formulations.

- Keeping in line with regulatory changes.

- Liaise with suppliers to achieve best performance.

- Helping Production team to resolve plant problems.

- Specification checking on products and testing/report writing on benchmark products.

- Testing of new packaging and accessories

The ideal candidate would have:

- Circa 1 year hands on lab experience

- Degree or other useful educational standard in Chemistry or relevant subject

- UK Driving License  is essential due to travelling locally between sites

- Previous experience and knowledge of surfactants & disinfectants or cleaning products would be highly desirable.

- Chemical analysis would be highly desirable (FT-IR, XRF, ICP etc.)

- A reasonable level of computer literacy.

- A background of working with FMCG / industrial chemical products in a lab or customer environment would also be highly desirable

- Competency working multiple projects and meeting deadlines

If you are interested in this Formulation Chemist role please send me a word version of your CV to and your availability for a chat!