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Cosmetic Chemist Job Opportunities

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Laboratory Assistant – Cosmetics/Pharmaceuticals

Auckland location

  • Part-time role (15 hours per week)
  • Be part of an exciting growth story
  • Cosmetics formulation focus

This Australian skin care brand is now going global, and requires the skills of an experienced Laboratory Assistant to support their New Product Development team in Auckland.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comprehensive supervised product testing, including stability testing
  • Running the stability program - checking all samples in each incubator every week, taking the pH & viscosity and documenting all results in appropriate spreadsheets.
  • Maintaining stocks of all ingredients in the lab and ordering more ingredient samples & lab equipment when needed
  • To perform experiments / tests and documenting results 
  • To assist with the Sensory Testing program
  • Make lab batches of cosmetic products (under supervision) 
  • Packaging, labelling and organising all samples ready for testing or other purposes as directed
  • Ingredient research and documenting of potential new raw materials

What we are ideally looking for

  • Tertiary qualification in science e.g. Diploma of Personal Care Formulation (may be currently studying) or proven relevant industry experience
  • 1 years' experience working within a laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the science of skin care (would be beneficial but not necessary)
  • Knowledge of relevant technologies
  • Knowledge of formulation development would be beneficial but not necessary
  • Knowledge of laboratory practices
  • Knowledge of R&D process would be beneficial but not necessary

This is a great opportunity to join a collaborative and supportive team, working on the development of innovative skin care products, in an environment that values flexibility and a relaxed working culture. Great skin is also assured. 

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

Central Coast, NSW – Salary dependant on experience

Leading Contract Manufacturer

Great opportunity for career growth

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
  • 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.

 

Sales Account Manager Trainee

 

Location: Singapore (18 months) then relocation to Melbourne, Australia

Job Summary:

Upon selection, the Trainee will participate in a program designed to prepare one for a career in field sales. The Sales Training program consists of departmental rotations which include:

  • Customer Contact.
  • Sales Support and Marketing.
  • Technical Training in the applications lab.
  • Inside Sales.

The Sales Trainee can expect to spend several weeks or months in various departments during this training program with the ultimate goal of achieving the ability to perform as an Account Manager.

Achieving the position of Account Manager will require relocation in Melbourne, Australia, and ability to do so is a prerequisite for selection to the Sales Trainee position.

What does a Sales Account Manager do?

The Sales Account Manager is a professional salesperson with the objective to maximize sales volume and gross margin, for all of our product lines. This includes achieving the territory sales plan while accomplishing good will and enhancing the Corporate Image with all customers and prospects. Our Sales Account Managers are responsible for winning new accounts and growing existing business. Account Managers are based in a home office and are required to travel throughout their assigned territory 4 days per week.

Why pursue a Long-Term Sales Career with this company?

  • As a Sales Account Manager, your individual performance will be rewarded with unlimited earning potential. Our Sales Account Managers are provided a competitive base salary, uncapped bonus potential, full benefits and a company vehicle!
  • As a Sales Account Manager, you will have the opportunity to sell our top-shelf, value-added ingredient portfolio to world-class customers.
  • You will be given ownership over your sales territory with the ability to manage and grow your business.
  • As a part of a dynamic team, you will have internal resources structured to support and ensure your success!

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Diploma of Cosmetic Science with specialty in Colour Formulations ideal.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in R&D, customer service, or inside sales.
  • Candidates must be interested in a career in outside, professional sales.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of products and learning how to sell through on the job training.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Awareness of business, financials, products and the cosmetic market, learning the organization structure formal and informal

Competencies:

  • Execution/Results Driven
  • Develops Self & Others
  • Customer Focus
  • Collaboration
  • Know Your Business
  • Planning & Priority Setting
  • Composure & Resilience
  • Relationship Building
  • Time Management
  • Information Seeking
  • Entrepreneurial (Creativity/Leading Change/Innovation)

Working Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Work is in a professional office environment, when not based in home office.
  • Periodical exposure to laboratory and manufacturing plant conditions.
  • Training is located in Singapore during 18 months. Relocation is required after training.
  • Trainees must be flexible and willing to relocate to Melbourne.

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.

 

Cosmetic Formulation Chemist (Part time/ up to 2 year contract)

Braeside office in Melbourne

PLACEMENT SUMMARY:

An exciting career opportunity has become available to take on a newly created experienced Product Formulator role within our Support Centre offices in Braeside. Specifically, we are looking for a Formulation Chemist with experience in the field of natural and organic skincare products. This is a part time role (2 to 3 days a week) that will work on our new and improved product line (approximately 25 products). Estimated project time frame 1 to 2 years.

You will be responsible for/assisting with the following:

  • Research and Development of innovative and creative formulations that that meet COSMOS natural or organic standard
  • Sourcing raw materials and analysis of information to determine COSMOS standard compatibility
  • Design and formulate products to a high standard of efficacy and performance
  • Perform calculations required to meet COSMOS certification
  • Optimise formulation cost
  • Develop a product stability program and monitor testing
  • Continuous clear and organised record keeping and documentation of product development, test results and analyses
  • Implementation of standards as required by TGA, COSMOS and GMP
  • Work closely with the R&D department and communicate the status of projects to ensure that the formulation has been developed to meet the claims on brief

Are you who we are looking for?

  • Experience in formula design, ingredient sourcing, sample making, stability testing and monitoring of natural and certified organic products
  • A self-motivated individual that works well within a team
  • Has an innate passion for skin care and cosmetics and has a drive to develop a product range that pushes the boundaries of natural and certified organic products
  • Demonstrates sound analytical skills, with a high level of computer literacy
  • A proactive self-starter, adaptable & flexible to change
  • Works with outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid problem-solving and organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple priorities and complete tasks within specified timeframe

Primary Experience required:

  • Tertiary education in chemistry or a relevant field
  • Must have knowledge and experience in formulating natural and organic formulations with good product stability

Additional experience:

  • Preparation of pilot batch and scale up of lab batching
  • QC background and manufacturing experience
  • Knowledge in formulating color cosmetics, cosmeceuticals or sunscreens

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 Assurance Co Ordinator – Full Time

Based in Stapylton, Queensland, Australia, 4207

JOB SUMMARY:
Full Time position for experienced QA Co Ordinator in a growing personal care manufacturing facility in South East Queensland. This person is responsible for the general organisation and co-ordination of quality assurance in the personal care areas, in line with ISO 22716 GMP standards, including stock and inventory control. Training can be provided if not experienced in ISO 22716 GMP standards

Responsibilities

  • Maintain quality systems in line with ISO 22716 and GMP standards
  • Maintain master batch documents
  • Generate batch documents for production
  • Check label ingredients against formulations
  • Calibration of equipment
  • Maintain signature register, key register, asset register
  • Internal audits
  • Control documents – SOP’s, forms, quality manual, change control
  • Control of records – maintain records of management review, quality meetings, customer complaints, non-conformances, preventative actions, quality objectives, SDS (raw materials), equipment manuals, C of A’s raw materials, C of A’s finished goods
  • Staff training
  • Maintain water control
  • Assist with research and development of new and existing products.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-years’ experience as QA Co Ordinator
  • Previous experience within our industry or a related sector
  • Previous GMP or ISO quality management system experience
  • Control of Documents – SOP’s, Forms, Quality Manual, Change Control
  • Control of Records – Maintain Records of Management Review, Customer Complaints, Non-Conformances, Preventive Actions, Quality Objectives, MSDS (Raw Materials), Equipment Manuals, C of A’s Raw Materials, C of A’s Finished Goods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer focused – must be flexible in dealing with others in the organisation and in managing changing deadlines
  • Team player
  • Sound mathematical skills
  • Self-organised
  • Self-Motivated
  • Ability to work effectively both under and independent of supervision

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.

 

Spa Bar Facility Manager & Potential Business Partner – Full Time

Based in Providence, Rhode Island

JOB SUMMARY:
Looking for someone who can run a Spa Bar within a small wellness Hub.

Responsibilities

  • Choose ingredients & Prepare a menu of formulations of skincare products
  • Facilitate the Spa bar, maintain its functioning
  • Potential business opportunity for part ownership
  • Order the packaging and the raw ingredients requested for the formulations

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Some experience in the laboratory
  • Diploma in Personal Care Formulation.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Knowledge in skincare products
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize with limited supervision
  • Entrepreneur mindset

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.

 

Cosmetic Compounder – Full Time

Based in SE Melbourne, Australia

JOB SUMMARY:
Full Time position for experienced Cosmetic Compounder of large scale batch manufacturing required to lead small but growing team for GMP compliant manufacturing plant.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare formulations of skin care, hair care and personal care in large scale batches
  • Prepare lab samples
  • Order raw ingredients requested for the formulations.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Experience with large scale cosmetic batch making
  • Must be familiar with cosmetic ingredients & processing
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize without supervision
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Fluent in English.

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.

 

National Account Manager – Auckland, NZ

As a result of strong growth, this company is seeking a National Account Manager for their Performance Ingredients division in NZ. In this role, you will be responsible for the sales growth of performance additives and materials to manufacturers and marketers of health, nutraceutical, personal care, cosmetics and food products. These are key market for the organisation.

The customer base includes major local and international marketers and manufacturers, contract manufacturers and blenders as well as smaller niche players looking for an innovative edge. The product range includes antiperspirant actives, emollients, dispersants, surfactants, essential oils, suspending agents, rheology modifiers, natural extracts, conditioning agents and polymers, emulsion stabilizers and skin care actives.

If you’re an outgoing, career focused individual, who has worked as a new product development chemist or is qualified in a cosmetic or personal care product formulation science, this role could be ideal for you. It is expected that you will be tertiary qualified in Science or Chemistry e.g Bachelor or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation.

This company offers a clearly defined career path and the role will provide you with an excellent opportunity to utilise your technical knowledge and develop your commercial and business skills.

The company was established in 1923 and they partner with some of the world’s leading producers of chemical specialties. With their NZ Branch in Auckland and their head office based in Sydney, Australia, they utilise an extensive warehousing and logistics network to supply and service customers within New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific and South East Asia.

The company invests heavily in their staff development and internal promotions are very common.

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.