Assistant Technical Manager - Personal care / Household

Recruiter
Science Solutions Recruitment Ltd
Location
Worcestershire
Salary
35000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
12 Jun 2018
Closes
10 Jul 2018
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent

Science Solutions are recruiting for an Assistant Technical Manager / Senior Chemist for a leading manufacturer of personal care, cosmetic and household products.

The role will involve working from NPD through to process implementation, liaising with technical, marketing, procurement and production teams.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop novel formulations, across personal care and household areas
  • Generate new product ideas and concepts, conducting regular market reviews to identify gaps in the market that the company could fill
  • Monitor the environmental and regulatory landscape to ensure the company are at the forefront of regulatory compliant sustainable products
  • Identify and evaluate new preservative systems
  • Working with development, operations and sales department when required to provide technical assistance
  • Support technical lab staff when required, this includes covering stability testing and sample requests
  • Arrange and help assist factory trials. This will involve liaising with operations, QA, production, planning and warehouse to ensure trial materials are available and the trials are planned in.
  • Obtain samples and related information from chemical and substrate suppliers.
  • Supports new product development and commercialisation activities
  • Manage the inventory of trial chemicals and their timely disposal, ensuring SDS for lab materials are collected, filed and updated as required.
  • Implement and maintain COSHH within the development lab
  • Support the Quality Team in creating and approving chemical and non-woven specifications
  • Coordinate meetings with suppliers regarding trends, NPD and cost saving programs
  • Domestic and occasional global travel

Knowledge and experience:

  • Experience in New Product Development and Project Management
  • Science Degree
  • Computer literate experience using Office, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of GLP/GMP, COSHH and safe lab practices.
  • Must be self-motivated, mature in attitude and able to work unsupervised.