Employment

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Auckland based Account Manager Role

Our client is one of the major global “Specialty Chemical Distributors” and a local market leader in the supply of a diverse range of speciality raw materials used across many industries. They have a well developed supply chain with national warehousing & distribution and can accommodate a variety of inventory management solutions to support the needs of their clients.

The position of Account Manager has now become available and we are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced applicants whom have experience working within this sector. This role has 2 key focal points:

  1. Manage and grow the existing portfolio that will be assigned to you
  2. Develop the portfolio by adding new clients and products, with an emphasis on strong organic growth.

This role will focus on the following market segments: Personal Care Approx. 50% (i.e. Cosmetics, Creams, Lotions, Soaps, Shampoo’s and Fragrances etc.) Household Care Approx. 25% (Detergents, Cleaners, Air Fresheners etc.) and Animal Health Approx. 25% (Excipients etc.) of the portfolio. It is expected that applicants will have proven commercial selling skills in a B2B environment and experience operating in related industries, either as a supplier or customer.  Importantly, we are seeking applicants who have a passion for wanting to work within this sector and the diversity of the product and client base on offer.

In addition to these key selection criteria, we are seeking applicants that demonstrate a strong desire and will to succeed, high energy levels, an amiable personality that enables you to relate well with people at all levels and; a focus on delivering exceptional customer service with honesty the key focus to building success.

On offer to attract interest from high calibre candidates is a negotiable and competitive salary package consisting of a strong base salary, Fully Maintained Company Car and a generous and uncapped incentive scheme that delivers a minimum 20% of your salary for hitting targets, with kickers for each percentage point above these. AS a guide the OTE package is circa $150,000NZD.

Regular Domestic & Occasional International travel will be required.

Product Development Coordinator – R&D

  • Melbourne – Part-time 20-30 hours per week

We are a young and successful international skincare & beauty company seeking a Product Development Coordinator to work under the guidance of our product development manager. We are looking for a talented, bright and creative individual to join our team. You must have a passion for cosmetics and a drive to create great products – from concept to completion. You should have excellent organisational skills, ability to meet strict deadlines and have attention for details.
We create luxury organic – Made in Australia – skincare for consumers who like to indulge. We have a continually evolving skincare and makeup range, sold in our stores across Australia, Asia and Europe.
We are seeking the right individual to assist us to further *DEVELOP* our brand to high standards and latest innovations. Please find below the position Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct samples and batch evaluations, and maintain Batch room.
  • Develop and follow internal procedures.
  • Perform QC checks to ensure product consistency and keep records.
  • Maintain accurate database of complete products – ingredient list,
    formula, and stability testing and market sales.
  • Track and update status of new products.
  • Communicate with manufactures and formulators.  Maintain follow-ups of all product samples and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Search and understand available regulatory bodies’ information (TGA and ACO) as well as communicate-with and submit applications.
  • Conduct research for new trends, concepts, materials and innovations within the industry.
  • Brief writing of new products.
  • Insure overseas product registration database is up to date -Write initial product information (i.e. features & benefits) for sales training materials and marketing use.
  • Assist in the proofing of all catalogue and marketing materials.

We Are Looking for Someone Who

  • Has a Chemistry Degree or a Diploma in Personal Care Formulation or other relevant science related field.
  • Has a background in the Cosmetic Industry.
  • Has knowledge in product development and project management processes.
  • Is organised has ability to collaborate with different teams effectively.
  • Has strong written and verbal communication and analytical skills.
  • Has creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain performance.
  • Has the ability to prioritise tasks and meet Deadlines.
  • Is proficient in MS Office, Microsoft Excel & Adobe Photoshop.

This is a great opportunity for an applicant to join a friendly and vibrant team. We work hard, value our staff and are looking forward to welcoming a new member to assist our team.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

Quality Control Chemist

  • Northern New South Wales – Full Time

A junior level full time quality control chemist has opened in an established family owned cosmetic manufacturer in the beautiful Northern Rivers Area of New South Wales.  We are leaders in organic skincare formulation and are looking for someone with an eye for quality and attention to detail.

Role Description

  • Preparing Product samples from a given formula
  • Making & setting up approved formulas for stability testing.
  • Performing and recording daily stability testing.
  • Preparing 6 & 9 monthly stability reports.
  • Quality Control on Raw Materials, Packaging and Componentry.
  • Maintaining Product Retentions
  • Data Collection and analysis of site’s environmental conditions as part of our sustainability program
  • Some Formulation Work

Requirements

  • Basic Chemistry Background
  • Attention to detail, especially for quality control purposes
  • Able to follow instruction consistently
  • Knowledge of GMP and ISO practices.
  • Ability to work in a team

The successful candidate will work with us alongside the formulating chemist to ensure all products that go out of the factory meets our high standard of quality.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

R&D Chemist – Cosmetics/Pharmaceuticals

  • Leading Contract Manufacturer
  • Great opportunity for career growth
  • Somersby, Central Coast – Salary dependant on experience

Great opportunity to broaden your experience and knowledge with a wide variety of products including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and veterinary products.

We are currently seeking to appoint an R&D Chemist to join our team in the development, preparation and manufacture of trial batches of various pharmaceutical, cosmetic and veterinary products. This role will also be supporting our manufacturing process by providing technical and troubleshooting advice to our compounding team.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulation and preparation of high end products for the marketplace.
  • Perform validation and testing of formulations to ensure adequacy, or determine the need for reformulation.
  • Provision of support and advice to our manufacturing team
  • Process development.
  • Preparation of pilot batch and scale up of lab batching.
  • Applying judgment to analytical and sensory tests.
  • Preparation of reports and documenting results of tests and analyses.
  • Implementation of standards as required by TGA, APVMA, ACO and GMP.

 Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or other relevant science related field.
  • A passion for product development and process optimisation.
  • An understanding of GMP
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to write technical documents and impart knowledge to people with varying levels of understanding.
  • The ability to make smart decisions based on sound scientific analysis.
  • Strong attention to detail.

This is a great opportunity to join an innovative Australian owned and operated organisation with a very bright future of continued growth and development.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

Freelance Natural Personal Care/Therapeutics Formulation Developer/Advisor

  • Contractor – Starting September
  • Melbourne, Australia

An exciting Melbourne startup is looking to collaborate with an innovative and experienced personal care formulation expert. The position will involve working alongside directors to develop, refine and inspire products for our natural therapeutics line. Our mission is to bring top quality natural and drug-free solutions to the market, while introducing customers to traditional natural therapies in a creative and innovative way. For the right candidate there may be the opportunity to become a partner in future projects.

Role overview:

  • Initially a contract role, but with the potential for ongoing work in a more permanent capacity
  • Working alongside directors to develop and refine new formulations based on the brief
  • Direct and advise on any R&D and subsequent efficacy testing
  • Formulate topical personal care products with a therapeutic application
  • Oversee submissions to necessary regulatory bodies

Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Chemistry or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation
  • Experience working with natural and/or organic formulations and be knowledgeable of the process involved with sourcing quality ingredients
  • A creative and innovative approach to formulation
  • Experience working for a cosmetic or personal care company would be favoured
  • Experience dealing with local or international manufacturers would be desirable

The successful candidate will become a valued member of our inner circle and have an important role in the ongoing success and development of our brand.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

Formulation Development Chemist

  • Full Time
  • Sydney, NSW

An experienced formulation development chemist position is now available with an established, Australian family business. Our mission dedicates us to producing exceptional products for the Professional Hairdressing industry, which use advanced, natural ingredients that perform above expectation.

We are building an innovative R&D team that is driven to create beautiful products that work. Our team is highly experienced and deliver ongoing exceptional results. The business is growing, and have a need to deliver more technically-advanced products into the market and need assistance from a knowledgeable formulator and development chemist to achieve our goals.

If you are looking to secure your career in a stable company, and become a member of a hard-working team, then this position may just be for you.

Overview                                                                    

This hands on, full time position is involved in many facets of product development and quality control. Duties will include formulating and developing new products according to the given brief, and researching new materials.

Initial Role Description

  • Initially, aiding in the development of current hair care formulations that are in the pipeline
  • Formulation and preparation of new formulations working with the Director of Product Development
  • Perform validation and efficacy testing of formulations to ensure adequacy, or determine the need for reformulation
  • Preparation of pilot batch and scale up of lab batching with the R&D team
  • Applying judgment to analytical and sensory tests
  • Preparation of reports and documenting results of tests and analyses
  • Applying new regulatory standards in regards to raw materials and packaging labelling
  • Working with operations to obtain raw material samples and costings. Supplying operations with approved product BOM for entering into the system for purchasing, planning and sales.

Criteria

  • A completed Bachelor of Chemistry or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop personal care formulations
  • Detailed knowledge of the personal care industry and current trends
  • The ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • A positive attitude and excellent work ethic is required
  • The ability to communicate in English clearly, written and spoken
  • Being a chemist, we know you’ll be particular about detail and have exceptional time management skills

The successful applicant will be part of the complete product development lifecycle from concept through formulation to production, assisting in the development of commercially viable cosmetic products and providing technical support to the manufacturing operation.

Tell us why you want this job, how you see the personal care industry changing over the next 5 years and how you see yourself harnessing your knowledge and experience to add value to our business over this time.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

Experience Formulation Chemist

  • Full time
  • Sydney Australia
  • Leading Australian Manufacturer

We are a leading local manufacturer of Anionic, Cationic and Amphoteric Surfactants in Australia supplying to a broad range of manufacturers who’s finished products many people come into contact daily; from laundry liquids to household cleaners to shampoos to concrete to plaster board and many others, we are a true solution seller to a broad range of markets across Australia and New Zealand.

A position has become available within this iconic Australian manufacturing company for an experienced formulation chemist with particular skills in Surfactant behaviour as it applies to the company’s core end user markets such as Household & Personal Care, Industrial & Institutional Cleaning, Concrete & Construction, Agricultural Chemicals and Mining. This is an opportunity to play a key role in the growth of the business and to work within one of the most respected and well-known companies supplying Surfactant solutions within Australia and New Zealand markets.

This hands on full time position is involved in all facets of the business technically supporting both the operations and sales streams within the company

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee current product developments including improvements
  • Formulation of new innovative products to meet the various market needs
  • Provide technical assistance to our manufacturing process
  • Provide technical service to our sales team

Key Attributes

  • Tertiary qualifications in Chemistry preferably in colloid chemistry
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • 5 to 10 years hands on experience in a Surfactant formulation laboratory
  • Track record of successful new product developments
  • Be a team player and have excellent attention to detail, communication & problem solving skills and a proven ability to prioritise work under pressure
  • A positive “can do” attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task in a busy environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel Database applications
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and various groups of people
  • Willingness to travel interstate (meetings & customer visits)

Reporting into the operations quality team you will be an integral member of the team and play a pivotal role in keeping the company’s manufacturing practices and product offering globally competitive and ensure our product range remains at the forefront of true innovative solutions in our key target markets.

If you have the energy, edge and ideas that will shape the future of our business for years to come then we want to hear from you.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Graduate Development (Formulation) Chemist – Melbourne location

  • Full time

This ISO accredited employer is currently seeking a Graduate Chemist to join an established team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive developing company that manufactures some very well-known brands.

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Applications are welcomed from new graduates of the IPCS Diploma of Personal Care Formulation and/or those with relevant experience. Duties will include formulating and developing new products according to the given brief, and researching new materials. Future responsibilities for the successful candidate may include: QA/QC testing, troubleshooting manufacturing problems, microbiology testing, incoming raw material goods validation, preparation of export documents, and communicating between departments.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • A degree in science majoring in Chemistry, Formulation Science or the IPCS Diploma of Personal Care Formulation is required
  • You must be a team player and have excellent attention to detail, communication skills and be able to prioritise work under pressure
  • A positive attitude and excellent work ethic is required

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Skincare Production Assistant – Adelaide location

  • Full time
  • Do you have exacting standards with exceptional attention to detail?
  • Can you follow instructions accurately and fastidiously?
  • Are you able to grasp concepts easily?
  • Are you methodical, observant, aware and able to show initiative?
  • Do you enjoy working with your hands and can adapt to many tasks?

An exciting opportunity exists for the right person who has a passion for natural products and is looking to embrace a career with vitality in a small scale manufacturing environment. You would need to be able to work independently and within a small team, be flexible, adaptable, methodically and meticulously able to follow verbal and written instructions. You would have a keen eye and strong attention to detail. You would be equally willing to work with your hands as well as challenging the mind. We require a dedicated, reliable, self-motivated individual who is willing to embrace a wide variety of tasks within a small team environment.

This hands on full time position is involved in all facets of skincare product manufacturing including labelling, filling, applying stickers, boxing, batch stamping, capping off as well as cleaning of work areas, equipment and machinery. There may be some opportunity to assist in other duties including minor warehouse as well as the potential opportunity to expand in to other roles. The position is suited to a neat, versatile, well organised person seeking a career. Production, manufacturing and hygiene as well as knowledge of QC, QA and regulatory concepts an advantage. Mechanically minded also an advantage.

Skills & Personal qualities required:

  • Strong organisational and time management skills with extremely high attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Shows initiative while able to follow complex instructions
  • Versatile over a variety of tasks including menial and complex tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must be a team player
  • Conscientious and responsible
  • Reliable, trustworthy, self-motivated and committed work ethic
  • Relishes working in a small business/group
  • A keen interest in natural products

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Technical Officer – Organic Certification/Cosmetics Specialist, Brisbane

  • Leading Certifier
  • Brisbane Location – full time; can also work remotely

Applications are now open for a full time position as Certification Technical Officer/Cosmetics Specialist. The successful candidate will form part of a friendly team, participate in industry development and program development activities as well as certification tasks.

The role involves training in interpretation of standards for assessment of the compliance of organic products as well as maintaining quality systems, record keeping and handling technical enquiries. A very high level of accuracy and an eye for detail is required for this role. This role will also require the successful applicant to attend cosmetic events on behalf of the organisation. Multi skilled applicants with knowledge on organic cosmetics certification will be especially welcome.

Minimum Requirements

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Science with academic qualifications in chemistry or cosmetics, OR Diploma of Personal Care Formulation OR demonstrated comparable work experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop programs
    • Proven track record of excellent customer service
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Willingness to travel occasionally (meetings and events)
    • Experience in roles which require a high level of accuracy
    • Excellent communication skills and problem solving capabilities
    • Ability to logically solve problems and work under pressure
    • Ability to work with various groups of people
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task in a busy environment
    • Excellent computer skills

Beneficial Skills/ Experience (not mandatory)

  • Demonstrated ability and experience working with Quality Assurance (QA) Systems
  • Experience with auditing and/or in risk assessment
  • Experience with organic production systems
  • Experience in cosmetics regulatory affairs

The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to:

  • Exceptional client service
  • long term training and skill development
  • Excellence in team work and communication
  • Quality systems, procedures and attention to detail
  • Maintaining confidential client information

Our organisation employs a team of dedicated professionals whose focus is to work with clients and contract field auditors to provide a quality certification service, with high attention to customer service.

Casual remote work may be possible for a person with previous certification experience after an initial training period as well as flex-time option

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

R&D Chemist – Cosmetics

  • Leading Contract Manufacturer
  • Close knit team environment with supportive management
  • Somersby, Central Coast – Salary dependant on experience

A leading Contract Manufacturer on the NSW Central Coast of high end pharmaceutical, veterinary and cosmetic personal care products is currently seeking to appoint an R&D Chemist to join our Innovation team in the development of advanced toothpastes, sunscreen, pain relief and anti-aging formulations. This is an opportunity to play a key role in the growth of the business and to work with some of the most well-known and emerging personal care product suppliers in the marketplace.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulation and preparation of high end products for the marketplace.
  • Perform validation and testing of formulations to ensure adequacy, or determine the need for reformulation.
  • Process development.
  • Preparation of pilot batch and scale up of lab batching.
  • Applying judgment to analytical and sensory tests.
  • Preparation of reports and documenting results of tests and analyses.
  • Implementation of standards as required by TGA, APVMA, ACO and GMP.

Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation
  • A passion for developing high end personal care products.
  • An understanding of GMP
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven analytical skills.

Strong attention to detail.This is a great opportunity to join an innovative Australian owned and operated organisation with a very bright future of continued growth and development.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

EXPERIENCED FORMULATION CHEMIST

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full time

A formulation chemist position is now available within an established and rapidly growing New Zealand Company located in Auckland. This Company is looking for an Experienced Formulation Chemist with particular skills with Colour Cosmetic Development to commit to 3-5 years of exciting international growth within the existing, well established and successful brand. The successful applicant will be part of the complete product development lifecycle from concept through formulation to production, assisting in the development of commercially viable cosmetic products and providing technical support to their cosmetics manufacturing operation.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee current product developments including improvements
  • Formulation of new innovative products in cosmetics & skin care
  • Providing technical assistance to our manufacturing process

Key Attributes

  • Tertiary Qualified in Chemistry and/or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation
  • Experience and/or extra training in Colour Cosmetic Formulation
  • Creative flair to come up with new product ideas that can leverage their current brand
  • Track record of developing new cosmetic products

As this role involves a variety of lab, desk and manufacturing duties you will of course be allergy free and physically fit. This is a great opportunity to contribute and grow within this New Zealand owned company. Relocation costs and a competitive salary are available for the right candidate.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

FORMULATION CHEMIST

  • Brisbane location
  • Part time or Full time

An experienced formulation chemist position is now available within a growing Australian Company located in Brisbane, Australia. The successful applicant will be part of the complete product development lifecycle from concept through formulation to production, assisting in the development of commercially viable cosmetic products and providing technical support to their cosmetics manufacturing operation.

Key responsibilities

  • Formulation of new innovative products in cosmetics & skin care
  • Testing, QC and production process design
  • Providing technical assistance to our manufacturing process
  • Budgets, risk management, process improvement and supplier management
  • Health & Safety

Key Attributes

  • Experience in cosmetics/skin care formulation
  • Tertiary Qualified in Chemistry and/or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation
  • Intermit knowledge of suppliers & ingredients
  • Focus on health & safety and compliance

As this role involves a variety of lab, desk and manufacturing duties you will of course be allergy free and physically fit. This is a great opportunity to contribute and grow within this Australian owned company.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.