Employment

Cosmetic Chemist Job Opportunities

Are you an employer looking to hire qualified Cosmetic Chemists undergoing training or Graduated from the Institute? Then contact us – we will notify our database of students and alumni about the position FREE – yes absolutely FREE – to help you connect with our students and alumni; and to help them find jobs within the cosmetic industry. Please contact info@personalcarescience.com.au with a description of the position and we will post it here and send to our student and alumni database.

Laboratory Technician

Brisbane/Gold Coast based

This entry level role is ideally suited to a recent graduate who is based on Brisbane/Gold Coast and has a genuine interest in liquid cosmetic products. Practical laboratory experience is important as well as a strong knowledge of general cosmetic product types including an ability to describe sensory aspects of their composition (eg. viscosity, odour, colour, appearance, texture, skin feel, etc.). The successful applicant must have a positive attitude and high attention to detail, initiative, intelligence and an analytical mind. Previous experience of cosmetic products in a sales or technical role will be highly regarded.

The Laboratory Technician will provide support for a diverse range of new and existing personal care and pharmaceutical products.  There will be close interaction with experienced staff in R&D, production, sales, quality and purchasing departments.  You will be working independently and must have the ability to take guidance from managers and to follow current methods and procedures.

If you are enthusiastic about starting a career in a manufacturing environment and would like more information, please send your application to IPCS who will put applicants in touch with the employer.

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.

 

Account Manager (Personal Care)

Sydney Based

An Account Manager position is available within a leading Chemical distribution company.  With a strong global footprint, this progressive company continues to strive ahead, adapting to an ever changing environment.  

We are looking for an experienced Account Manager to join the team. This is a multifaceted technical sales role, your understanding of the chemical nature of products will assist in creating opportunities and influencing sales of raw materials into the Personal Care sector.

Reporting to the Head of Accounts Manager you will be responsible for a number of high profile key accounts, ensuring that relationships are maintained and business revenue is growing. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow a portfolio of key clients 
  • Develop new potential clients through market opportunities and referrals
  • Clients visits and phone calls to discuss new products and create new inquiries
  • Quotations – prepare quotations for clients and follow-up to secure business
  • Update internal CRM system on clients visits and phone call activity
  • Develop product knowledge through internal training
  • Prepare forecasting and budget reports for management and supply chain team

To be considered:

  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience within Sales/Account Management (Chemical or Industrial sector)
  • Degree in Technology or marketing/commerce degree (advantageous)
  • Professional presentation with the ability to liaise with clients and senior management
  • Ability to build relationships with clients face to face and over the phone
  • A “Can do” attitude and willingness to learn
  • Sound experience Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

On Offer:

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to take their experience to the next level.  

Excellent remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate.  Contact us today to discuss this unique opportunity with this growing distributor.

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

Sydney, Northern Beaches location

  • Full time role
  • Successful & Expanding Australian Company
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care Product Market Focus

This rapidly growing Australian organisation is a distribution business importing and supplying a unique portfolio of specialty chemical additives for personal care and cosmetic manufacturers. The company has more than doubled in size over the past 5 years and they partner with some of the world's leading producers of chemical specialties. Their head office is based on the northern beaches of Sydney and they are currently seeking a motivated and driven Account Manager.

This company invests heavily in their staff development and promotions are common.

Key Activities

  • Face to Face Customer Visits
  • Developing & Managing Customer Relationships
  • Identifying Sales Opportunities
  • Providing Product & Service Information
  • Promoting Product and Company Features & Benefits
  • Supplying Quotations
  • Researching & Evaluating Market Conditions
  • Supporting Product Trials

Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and/or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or other relevant science related field.
  • Confident and Outgoing Personality
  • Enjoy Dealing with People
  • Fluent English Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Well Organised

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.

 

Customer Service Role/internal sales and support- Full time Permanent

Sydney, Australia

We are a privately owned company supplying ingredients into the Cosmetic and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. We supply to all manufacturers in Australia and NZ and sell only to businesses. We currently have a customer service assistant /internal sales role available for an organised and experienced professional.

This role requires a strong team player who can work harmoniously in a small motivated team environment. Strong attention to detail is required with a pleasant and professional style. An interest in ingredients functionality and use would be ideal and a willingness to learn about the ingredients and the distribution business.

  • Customer service assistance for customer orders, updates, managing stock, deliveries
  • Organising samples to customers and managing sample stocks, inventory and tracking to customers
  • Support to sales team with regards to filing, documentation, regulatory
  • Internal sales looking after new sales inquiries- marketing, documentation, technical and pricing.
  • Assisting brand managers and sales team with documentation marketing
  • Marketing assistance for conferences, advertising etc
  • Preparing prototype samples when required and assisting product managers with projects

Salary of approx $55-$60K. The role would be Sydney based.

  • B.Sc. in Science OR Diploma of Personal Care Formulation with 0 – 5 years industrial experience.
  • Attention to detail and good organisation skills.
  • Excellent teamwork with ability to work autonomously.
  • Motivation to learn and to understand the technology that is applicable to the products.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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.

 

Contract Manufacturing Sales & Admin Assistant

Full time

Sydney, Australia

We are a market leader in the essential oils, natural and organic skin care, cosmetics and wellbeing products and inspired by Australia's pristine environment and rich biodiversity. We have grown into a globally recognised and much respected member of the global personal care industry.

With over 25 years of experience in the ethical sourcing and trading of essential oil, raw material and packaging we have become the partner of choice for a globally connected market seeking clean and efficient cosmetic solutions. Our Certified Organic and premium natural skincare ranges, R&D facilities and our investment in training and personal development support our clients across every stage of the new product development cycle.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed full time junior sales & admin team member to join our National Contract Manufacturing department in Sydney.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with said prospects
  • Deliver end to end service to customers
  • Provide sales support to OEM clients
  • Manage accounts and associated administrative duties
  • Keeping up to date with skincare and cosmetic market trends
  • Resolve complaints and client issues
  • Deliver exceptional customer service to all clients

You will need to be commercially aware, demonstrate high attention to detail and have a strong analytical capability.

It is also important that you have:

  • Strong computer literacy
  • Superior organizing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Pro-active in achieving personal sales target
  • Strong judgement and decision making skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to interact successfully across cultures
  • Ability to identify needs of prospective members

Please note:

  • This position is only available to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents and proof of the right to work in Australia documentation will be required.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Salary: $45,000.00 to $55,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • administration: 1 year (Preferred)
  • customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Benefits:

  • Staff / corporate discounts

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.

 

Asia Pacific Sales Manager

Natural Cosmetic Ingredients

Sydney based (senior role)

APAC Sales Manager role with successful Australian essential oils and native botanicals producer/exporter

YOUR NEW COMPANY:

We grow, manufacture and distribute premium Australian essential oils and native botanical ingredients to cosmetics, personal care, and home care manufacturers around the world.  Successes have earned us many awards and distinctions, including NSW and Australian Export Awards.

YOUR NEW ROLE:

The APAC Sales Manager drives and develops sales within the APAC region (ANZ and all Asian countries) and ensures the highest standards of service to both new and existing customers.

ABOUT YOU:

Ideally you are already in an APAC Sales role within the Personal Care, Home Care, or Beauty & Cosmetics Industry. Or, perhaps you are a successful salesperson with a passion for natural products and looking to make a move to a leader in this Industry.

Apart from having an entrepreneurial personality, you will be results-driven, self-motivated, be able to work independently and will have strong organisational and presentation skills, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills! To be considered for an interview you will also need to demonstrate:

  • Minimum 3 years sales experience, ideally in an APAC Sales role
  • Well-developed commercial acumen with the ability to analyse sales metrics
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related (highly valued)
  • Experience communicating technical information to customers
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office and CRM systems (NetSuite ideal)
  • Willing and able to travel across the APAC region as needed for business

This position is only available to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

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.

 

Formulations Chemist

Northern Beaches, Sydney location

Personal Care Manufacturing and Marketing Company with Products sold in the domestic and international markets. The Company is based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and is looking for a Formulations Chemist to join our Small Technical Team in an Innovative and Dynamic Family Company.

Ideally the Successful applicant will have experience in formulation of Body Care Creams and Liquids that the applicant has scaled up to full production and has made it successfully to Market.

The Position ideally is Full Time Permanent , however the hours could be flexible to the right candidate. A very Attractive Salary and Benefits package is available to attract the right candidate which will be dependent on the candidates Qualifications and Experience.

 Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop new formulations for Personal Care Products
  • Develop stability testing protocols for new products
  • Reformulate and improve existing formulas
  • Responsible for up scaling New Formulations to full scale production
  • Developing and maintaining SOPs for new products and maintaining existing SOP’s
  • Have a passion for developing new products

Application will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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Home care and personal care sales and Account Manager

NSW location

We are part of a large US based international organisation head quartered in San Francisco that has a strong commitment to the Australasia market. We are the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific, with over 100 years of industry experience. In our extensive network across 48 locations in 18 countries, big-business resources meet small business agility. With our intimate market knowledge and our creative approach, we provide our business partners with unlimited opportunities to grow their businesses. We provides its customers with the highest calibre technical expertise and the most extensive network in Asia. The company’s technical staff offers extensive international business experience and strong knowledge of local markets and cultures.

  • Great opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and growing global organisation
  • Become part of an ethical, values driven company who genuinely cares about their people and the greater communities we live in
  • Fantastic Account Manager role - suitable for a motivated university graduate

Background to the role:

We are currently seeking a suitably qualified individual to be responsible for home care and personal care sales and Account Management for B2B companies in the Australasia region.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team, based out of our modern Silverwater office, Sydney.

Candidate attributes required:

  • Demonstrated previous experience or aspirations to be an Account Manager
  • Home care technical experience and technical qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Science/Chemistry, Diploma of Personal Care Formulation)
  • Superior skills to build strong and positive relationships with technical, purchasing and marketing personnel
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal, customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to travel interstate
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • An outgoing "can do" personality and flexible, collaborative approach to work

Only permanent residents or citizens of Australia need apply.

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R&D Trainee

 

Central Coast NSW

We transform a client’s concept into a branded or private label retail pack. We contract and manufacture to any requirements and specifications.

We offer the complete product creation service from concept to the finished product. 

Our internal resources include experienced staff, qualified Research & Development / Quality Assurance staff and a fully equipped laboratory to offer:

  • New product formulation development  
  • Formulation and Packaging  
  • Revision of manufacturing procedures for existing formulations 
  • Review / upgrade of existing formulations 
  • Product stability trials 
  • Product registration – TGA, APVMA etc.  

Batch sizes range from under 2,000 litres to 10,000 litres (both cold and hot mix formulations).

Our flexible manufacturing and filling facilities allow us to pack many products into a variety of sizes and shapes of bottles, jars, sachets and bulk containers. 

Our company has a well-established delivery network throughout Australia and is now expanding into international markets.  Our business is on an ambitious growth strategy that will see us double our business by 2020. At the same time we are investing significantly in technology and innovation to support sustainable growth.

We are seeking a R&D Trainee to assist R&D Chemists in assessment of raw materials and development of new products for our retail customers. The role requires conducting product testing (QA/QC) for approximately one day each week to become familiar with and proficient at carrying out the standard test methods and procedures that this requires.

Summary of duties:

  • Conduct assessments and review of new and alternate raw materials.
  • Assist to maintain a Raw Material Database
  • Periodically review suitability of current suppliers and raw materials.
  • Analyse competitor products and present results to Sales.
  • Organise stability programs of production samples and compile reports for customers.
  • Prepare samples for lab standards, evaluation by customers, external testing etc.
  • Provide information and any other needed support for the department.
  • Assist in any other role required for the business, as delegated by manager.
  • Assist in process development and provide assistance to Production and Quality departments.

The successful applicant will have:

  • B.Sc. in Science OR Diploma of Personal Care Formulation with 0 – 5 years industrial experience.
  • Demonstrable capability in Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Attention to detail and good organisation skills.
  • Excellent teamwork with ability to work autonomously.
  • Excellent communication skills both up and down command chain.
  • Motivation to learn and to understand the technology that is applicable to the products.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

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.

 

QA Chemist Fulltime

Central Coast NSW

100% Australian family-owned contract manufacturer offering a full range of manufacturing, packaging and product development services in a number of non-food areas with facilities located just over one hour north of Sydney on the Central Coast of NSW. We have a well-established delivery network throughout Australia and are now expanding into international markets.

The  Quality Assurance chemist is responsible for:

Chemical, instrumental, microbial and physical analysis of various materials used and generated from all phases of manufacturing or other handling process, determining if those meets the standards or requirements, with the goal of clearing conforming products for approval and Trouble shooting in case of non-conforming bulk solutions. QA chemists employ a variety of methods that can vary, but generally require basic lab-work skills and thorough understanding of chemical testing equipment and processes. This role requires excellent knowledge of current GMP requirements with a large focus on OGSM, owning, executing, reviewing and reporting of process documents for BV Laboratory and compounding Operations.

Essential:

  • Degree in Science, preferably in chemistry or chemistry related disciplines
  • Demonstrable capability in Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Have leadership skills to work with multiple departments.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and root cause analysis skills using formal problem solving techniques;
  • Sound ability to deliver sustainable continuous improvement initiatives;
  • Ability to think clearly and logically and make decisions under pressure;
  • Sound time and priority management with the ability to manage a number of priorities at any one time without losing focus;
  • Sound numeracy and literacy skills with a focus on attention to detail;
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst at the same time contributing to a small team environment
  •  Desire to build manufacturing knowledge and capability
  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills enabling effective exchange of information to a wide audience of internal and external customers.

Desirable:

  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science (IPCS)
  • Understanding and application of safety management principles;
  • Understanding and application of good manufacturing practice (GMP);
  • Understanding and application of quality principles;
  • Understanding and application of Lean principles and tools;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook);
  • Sound knowledge of NAV (or applicable ERP);
  • minimum of 3 years' experience in laboratory environments
  • Solid experience in transferring knowledge into a production environment in a commercially viable way
  • Practical work experience within an analytical environment with an emphasis on instrumentation and Wet chemistry.

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

Sydney, Northern Beaches location

  • Full time role
  • Successful & Expanding Australian Company
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care Product Market Focus

This rapidly growing Australian organisation is a distribution business importing and supplying a unique portfolio of specialty chemical additives for personal care and cosmetic manufacturers. The company has more than doubled in size over the past 5 years and they partner with some of the world's leading producers of chemical specialties. Their head office is based on the northern beaches of Sydney and they are currently seeking a motivated and driven Account Manager.

This company invests heavily in their staff development and promotions are common.

Key Activities

  • Face to Face Customer Visits
  • Developing & Managing Customer Relationships
  • Identifying Sales Opportunities
  • Providing Product & Service Information
  • Promoting Product and Company Features & Benefits
  • Supplying Quotations
  • Researching & Evaluating Market Conditions
  • Supporting Product Trials

Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and/or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or other relevant science related field.
  • Confident and Outgoing Personality
  • Enjoy Dealing with People
  • Fluent English Verbal and Written Communication Skills
  • Well Organised

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.

 

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.