Assistant Technical Manager - Personal care / Household

Science Solutions Recruitment Ltd
35000.00 GBP Annual
11 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
Job Type
Contract Type

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.