Product Development - R&D - Clean / Hygiene

Location Chester
Discipline: Household
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Negotiable
Contact name: Ben George

Contact email: admin@superadmin.sciencesr
Job ref: BBBH2962_1632231428
Published: 28 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Role: Product Development / Grad - R&D - Clean / Hygiene

Location: Deeside

Salary: competitive

Science Solutions Recruitment has a fantastic opportunity for a Product Development Technologist to join our clients company based near Deeside. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with around 2 years formulation experience from an either; Clean, Hygiene, Cosmetics and/or Pharma. You will support the company's New Product Development and Innovation activity through research and product development.

A recent graduate within a scientific discipline will also be considered.

Role:

  • To be a member of the Research & Development team and, in conjunction with other members, develop and implement plans for successful new product development for the business.
  • With raw material and end product sustainability as a key focus, develop commercial products in response to both internal and customer requests.
  • To develop products, ensuring that they can meet the proposed claims and are compliant with the relevant regulations.
  • Manage new product development formulations from laboratory scale through to commercialisation, ensuring that accurate records are kept of the work done.
  • Manage Research & Development trials, with input from Manufacturing and Engineering, to plan, organise and implement material, product, and processing trials.
  • Represent the Company with Customers (Internal & External) and Suppliers ensuring that a professional technical Customer Liaison and Support Service is provided.
  • To provide quarterly trends and innovation presentations based on supplier information and raw material trends
  • Manage assigned projects to ensure product performance and safety.
  • Manage assigned projects from initiation to completion, meeting the required timescales.
  • Manage the introduction of new products by organising/creating raw material, product, and customer specifications.
  • Ensure that adequate formulation and product stability trials are conducted to ensure product's shelf life.
  • Ensure that new products, samples, and materials are evaluated thoroughly, and that adequate claim support data is generated.
  • Manage the development of tests and test methods for new materials, products, and processes and to simplify current practices.
  • Product safety testing and validation.
  • Attend supplier meetings and help to identify the appropriate raw material/chemical suppliers who can service the business and liaise with purchasing on the approval of appropriate cost saving alternative raw materials.
  • Develop and maintain a nonwoven supplier capabilities database.
  • Maintain the actives database
  • Work within the Research and Development Departmental Budget.

Person:

  • Chemistry Degree or equivalent.
  • Experience of working within a personal care or household product development laboratory or Pharma, cosmetics.
  • Skills and ability (way in which knowledge is used)
  • Computer skills - E.g. excel and outlook in order to maintain store and process computerised data spreadsheets in the most efficient and easily understandable manner.
  • Accuracy - Ensuring all records are correct and complete. This is a critical component of the role
  • Planning - The ability to plan ahead and prioritise workload to ensure that business requirements are met in a timely fashion.
  • Report writing - the ability to write clear and concise reports and trial instructions.
  • Communication - The ability to build and develop long standing working relationships with both internal and external customers and suppliers.