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Cosmetic Chemist Job Opportunities

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Formulation Chemist

Located in Melbourne, VIC

We are a private label manufacturer of personal care and skin care based in Laverton North, Victoria. Our company's values are aligned to building an eco-conscious manufacturing and a commitment to sustainability in the long run. We help brands create a strong brand presence by providing quality products with a competitive edge.

We are seeking a full-time Formulation Chemist to join our dynamic team in Melbourne.

About the role

Develop innovative and advanced skin care and personal care products to meet customers’ briefs, comply with regulatory standards as well as quality & safety parameters.

In addition to product development, this position requires some QC work to create specifications and documents for new/existing products.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop new formulations for skin care and personal care products
  • Reformulate and improve existing formulas
  • Preparation of laboratory scale batches for the purpose of formulation and development, customer samples and all testing.
  • Assess cosmetic packaging for quality, functionality, and compatibility.
  • Interpret customer requirements for new products, prepare samples and documentation.
  • Liaise with raw material suppliers
  • Implement product stability protocols. Follow up on stability results.
  • Develop, write, and review product specifications, test sheets, master formula and manufacturing instructions, in conjunction with the QA manager and Production manager
  • Responsible for up scaling of new formulations to full scale production
  • Work collaboratively with production to solve manufacturing issues quickly
  • Prepare regulatory documentation
  • Comply with company procedures and policies, GMP and all safety regulations both in laboratory & manufacturing area
  • Ability to work in a cross functional team-based culture
  • Ability to deliver against project deadlines

Skills and experience:

  • Appropriate formulation and technical qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Science/Chemistry, Diploma of Personal Care Formulation)
  • 2-3 years' experience within the personal care formulation industry.
  • Experience in formulation and development of emulsions, suspensions, creams, lotions, washes etc
  • Successful track record in product development with a strong "hands-on" experience
  • Have a good understanding of GMP
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer literacy in Words and Excel
  • An outgoing "can do" attitude, with flexible and collaborative approach to work

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.
 

Laboratory Assistant

Located in Gold Coast, QLD

Min. 2 days per week but potential to go full-time (office hours 8-4pm)

We currently have a role available for an organised and experienced Laboratory Assistant. This role is suited to a recent graduate who has a strong interest in personal care products with some experience and wishing to work part time.

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Evaluate research to maintain and improve product lines.
  • Generate, distribute, and implement knowledge about raw materials, formulations, and manufacturing processes within the organization.
  • Assist formulation and reformulation efforts, from cradle to grave. This includes stability testing the final formulation in small batches as well as assisting with initial scale up batch manufacturing.
  • Assist in the making of trial batches needed for product improvements and or product issue research. Test and evaluate new and alternative raw materials.
  • Maintain accurate formula files, test samples, pilot samples, and raw material files.
  • Provide assistance and support to the organization, including Quality, Regulatory, Product Development, Product, Brand, Customer Service and Sales teams by answering questions and providing supporting documents.
  • Follow appropriate lab and plant safety practices and perform job duties in a compliant and safe manner.
  • Formulate, research, test and troubleshoot.
  • Develop batches from scratch and implement improvements to existing batches.
  • Request, test and release new raw material samples in addition to sourcing raw materials.
  • Assist management with company audits.
  • Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of the internal laboratory.
  • Performs other related duties that may be required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • The Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science from IPCS will be highly regarded
  • Highly organised
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent teamwork with the ability to work autonomously

Important Note:  This job description is intended to show the main duties of the Employee’s position only and is not intended to be an exhaustive description of the Employee’s role or responsibilities. The Employee agrees and accepts that the Employee will from time to time be directed to perform additional legal services support duties.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Formulating Cosmetic Chemist

Located in Sunshine Coast, QLD

We are an innovative and sustainable manufacturing facility on the Sunshine Coast producing cosmetic, skin care, and cleaning products for almost 25 years. We take a formula, innovation or even an early-stage concept for a cream, liquid, gel or oil, and will create it, package it, and have it ready to hit the shelves.

We are seeking a full-time Formulating Cosmetic Chemist to join our dynamic team on the Sunshine Coast.

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Formulating, research, testing and stability of new personal care products
  • Reformulating and improving existing formulations
  • Formulation pricing
  • Ability to work with both raw materials and finished products.
  • Defining specifications within regulatory & customer requirements.
  • Creating, managing and implementing SOP’s for laboratory and production departments
  • Maintaining lab reports, product formulations/re-formulations
  • Research & Development records adequately kept
  • Prepare COA and SDS for all chemical products on site
  • Quality Analysis of Products for Release

REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in Science, preferably in chemistry or chemistry related disciplines
  • Tertiary qualification in science e.g. Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science from IPCS (may be currently studying), with proven relevant industry experience
  • Demonstrable capability in Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Physical science knowledge essential
  • Proficient with computers/devices – Microsoft Office 365
  • Great attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Can work independently with minimal direction
  • Proactive and takes initiative
  • Ability to actively solve problems
  • Prior experience essential

The available position will provide an interesting and detailed insight into the manufacturing and production processes that bring products to market. As a new team member, you will learn all aspects of the manufacturing process including the operation of machinery.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Have a strong focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Be able to follow instructions with minimal supervision
  • Critical Analysis
  • Use initiative to solve problems or know when to ask for help
  • Take pride in the work they are doing
  • Have a willingness to work
  • Contribute to fostering a positive and supportive work environment
  • Committed to safe workplace practices

WHY CHOOSE TO WORK WITH US?

  • We provide job security in working for an essential service
  • We have been in operation for almost 25 years with sustainable business growth
  • We are a multi award-winning company
  • We have a very supportive company culture and treat our staff to lunch every month
  • We pay in line with industry award rates

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Laboratory Assistant

Located in Sunshine Coast, QLD

We are an innovative and sustainable manufacturing facility on the Sunshine Coast producing cosmetic, skin care, and cleaning products for almost 25 years. We take a formula, innovation or even an early-stage concept for a cream, liquid, gel or oil, and will create it, package it, and have it ready to hit the shelves.

We are seeking part time Laboratory Administration Assistant to join our dynamic team on the Sunshine Coast.

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist with formulating, research, testing and stability of new personal care products
  • Assist in the reformulation and improvement of existing products
  • Keeping the lab clean and tidy
  • Ability to work with raw materials and finished products
  • Defining specifications within regulatory & customer requirements
  • Assist in the creation, management, and implementation of SOP’s for laboratory and production departments
  • Maintaining lab reports, product formulations/re-formulations
  • Research & Development records adequately kept
  • Prepare COA and SDS sheets for all chemicals on-site
  • Quality Analysis of Products for Release

REQUIREMENTS

  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science from IPCS is desirable
  • Physical science knowledge
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrable capability in Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Great computer skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • Works with minimal direction & independently
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Proactive and takes initiative

The available position will provide an interesting and detailed insight into the manufacturing and production processes that bring products to market. As a new team member, you will learn all aspects of the manufacturing process including the operation of machinery.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Have a strong focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Be able to follow instructions with minimal supervision
  • Critical Analysis
  • Use initiative to solve problems or know when to ask for help
  • Take pride in the work they are doing
  • Have a willingness to work
  • Contribute to fostering a positive and supportive work environment
  • Committed to safe workplace practices

WHY CHOOSE TO WORK WITH US?

  • We provide job security in working for an essential service
  • We have been in operation for almost 25 years with sustainable business growth
  • We are a multi award-winning company
  • We have a very supportive company culture and treat our staff to lunch every month
  • We pay in line with industry award rates

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Chemical Blender

Located in Sunshine Coast, QLD

We are an innovative and sustainable manufacturing facility on the Sunshine Coast producing cosmetic, skin care, and cleaning products for almost 25 years. We take a formula, innovation or even an early-stage concept for a cream, liquid, gel or oil, and will create it, package it, and have it ready to hit the shelves.

We are seeking a full-time Chemical Blender to join our dynamic team on the Sunshine Coast.

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Operation of manufacturing equipment
  • Working with raw materials to create a chemical mixture for cosmetic or industrial uses
  • Picking and double-checking ingredients
  • Monitor raw ingredient stock levels and advising management when low
  • Clean equipment, production facility and clean room
  • Enter data into production sheets
  • Direct labour management
  • Follow all SOP’s, GMP and TGA requirements
  • Quality management & reporting

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience & knowledge in a similar role with mixing and blending of chemicals required
  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science from IPCS is desirable
  • Sound knowledge of GMP and TGA
  • Exemplary communication both verbal and written
  • Ability to plan, organise and implement effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to work autonomously while monitoring and directing other staff
  • Problem solving skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Mathematical aptitude 
  • Forklift Licence desirable

The available positions will provide an interesting and detailed insight into the manufacturing and production processes that bring products to market. As a new team member, you will learn all aspects of the manufacturing process including the operation of machinery.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Have a strong focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Be able to follow instructions with minimal supervision
  • Critical Analysis
  • Use initiative to solve problems or know when to ask for help
  • Take pride in the work they are doing
  • Have a willingness to work
  • Contribute to fostering a positive and supportive work environment
  • Committed to safe workplace practices

WHY CHOOSE TO WORK WITH US?

  • We provide job security in working for an essential service
  • We have been in operation for almost 25 years with sustainable business growth
  • We are a multi award-winning company
  • We have a very supportive company culture and treat our staff to lunch every month
  • We pay in line with industry award rates

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Personal Care Development Assistant/Chemist

Located in Mornington, Victoria (Australia)

Part time, 2-3 days a week with potential for more days for the right candidate.

WHO WE ARE?
We are formulators and contract Manufacturers of personal care products located in Mornington Victoria.
Join an Innovative Company with State-of-the-Art Facilities. Be part of a Friendly and Supportive Team.

THE ROLE
We currently have a role available for an organised and experienced Laboratory Assistant/Chemist. The primary function of the candidate is to assist the R&D Manager. This role is ideally suited to a recent graduate with some experience or someone with broader experience but wishing to work part time, and who has a genuine interest in personal care products. You will be working with us to create new personal care products within the required time frame, including samples and stability testing

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 (e.g. viscosity, odour, colour, appearance, texture, skin feel, etc.). 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting with new product development.
  • Working on specific formulation/ reformulation projects under the guidance of the R&D Manager.
  • Preparing lab samples in preparation to send to clients, for PET & Stability testing.
  • Coordinate and send sample requests, documenting which samples are being produced and posted to customers
  • Maintain sample retention library.
  • Prepare ingredient disclosure statements as requested.
  • Administrative tasks associated with product development.
  • Maintain formulation environment according to workplace and regulatory standards, ensuring equipment is calibrated and serviced as required.
  • Ensuring all the necessary documents are up to date and logs are maintained as well as general housekeeping in the lab.
  • As requested, undertake other duties not required by the role, but for the benefit or betterment of the business.
  • Liaise with supplier on product information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSON DO WE NEED? Ideally, we need someone with the attention to detail, a methodical approach, ability to manage a number of tasks and basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel. The successful applicant must have a positive attitude and high attention to detail, initiative, and motivation.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in this or related industry in a lab and be familiar with basic laboratory equipment like Viscometers, overhead stirrers, homogenisers etc. You should have some Hands-on formulation experience, experience involving surfactants, additives, and preservatives will be highly regarded. Any advanced, or post-graduation experience within a formulation role will be viewed favourably, especially if it is in the personal care industry. The Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science from IPCS will be highly regarded. 

You need to possess excellent organisational skills, pay keen attention to detail, and a proven ability to manage multiple concurrent activities while also being able to work autonomously at times. A key to this role will be a "can do" attitude, and an excellent work ethic. You will be required to take guidance from managers, and to follow current methods and procedures.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Lab Assistant/R&D Assistant/Chemist

Located in Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast

Personal Care Manufacturing Company with Products sold in the domestic and international markets. The Company is based in Sunshine Coast and is looking for a Formulation Compounder/chemist assistant to join our Small Technical Team in an Innovative and Dynamic Company.

We are seeking a Compounder/Lab assistant to assist R&D Chemists in lab duties and manufacturing of products for our retail customers.

Ideally the Successful applicant will have experience within Personal Care industry.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To perform experiments / tests and documenting results
  • Packaging, labelling and organizing all samples ready for testing or other purposes as directed
  • Ingredient research and documenting of potential new raw materials
  • Running the stability program - checking all samples in each incubator every week, taking the pH & viscosity and documenting all results in appropriate spreadsheets
  • Support with the development new formulations for Personal Care Products
  • Comprehensive supervised product testing
  • Support new product formulation development 
  • Support in Review / upgrade of existing formulations
  • Developing and maintaining SOPs for new products and maintaining existing SOP’s
  • Have a passion for developing new products

The successful applicant will have:

  • Background in Cosmetics or chemistry/science would be considered.
  • Attention to detail and good organisation skills.
  • Sound ability to deliver sustainable continuous improvement initiatives;
  • Excellent teamwork with ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to think clearly and logically and make decisions under pressure
  • Desire to build manufacturing knowledge and capability
  • 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.

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;
  • Knowledge of R&D process would be beneficial but not necessary
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook);
  • experience in laboratory environments
  • 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 [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Certification Administrator

Located in Victoria, Australia

  • 10-20 hours per week
  • Flexibility and work from home opportunity
  • Available as an internal role or contractor

This company administers a certification program and is looking for a graduate to assist in checking submitted documents supplied by food, cosmetic and manufacturers. Its a unique opportunity to join a progressive environmental led international certification group.

The Role:

  • Supporting brands in their certification process
  • Ensure standards are followed and report any non compliance issues
  • Maintain auditable filing and paperwork protocols
  • Development and maintenance of a product database
  • Coordinate between certifiers and brand requests
  • Development and management of training and procedural documentation

To be considered:

  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation from Institute of Personal Care Science
  • Minimum 2-5 years' experience within a similar role (Regulatory role)
  • Understanding of INCI and trade names and identifying source ingredient inputs in documentation
  • Working experience within Skincare, Food and Pharmaceutical sector is preferred
  • Sound understanding of legislative and compliance requirements                        
  • Meticulous attention to detail and problem solving skills

 

Please note:

This position is only available to Australian Citizens or Permanent residents. Proof of the right to work in Australia documentation will be required to be presented at the interview.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Internal Account Manager (Personal Care)

Located in Sydney, NSW

This company is a leading Chemical Distribution company. With a strong global footprint, this progressive company continues to strive ahead, adapting to an ever changing environment.  

Due to the continued growth they are looking for a driven and highly motivated Internal Account Manager to join the team. 

This role has a strong focus on Customer development and sales growth. Ensuring that relationships are maintained and business revenue is growing. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow a portfolio of customers
  • Take incoming inquiries, create new opportunities to add value and drive business growth
  • Build relationship with customers over the phone, identify and uncover new business possibilities in customer pipelines
  • Develop product knowledge through internal training and initiating cross-selling opportunities
  • Prepare quotations, follow-up to secure new/additional business
  • Update internal CRM system on sales activities

To be considered:

  • Minimum 1-2 years' experience in Technical Sales, Account Management or Internal Sales
  • Degree/Graduate - Bachelor of Science looking to enhance skills within the Personal Care sector
  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science (IPCS)
  • The ability to build strong relationships with customers over the phone
  • Microsoft office – Excel (Intermediate)
  • A "Can do" attitude and drive to succeed

On Offer:

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to grow and build a strong career in Technical sales or Account Management.  If you are motivated and driven to exceed your targets you will thrive in this role. 

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Personal care product development, manufacturing and sales role

Located in Revesby, NSW

We are a small to medium scale start-up cosmetic manufacturing business, recently partnered with an established manufacturer of organic cleaning products. We are looking for Expressions of Interest from Institute of Personal Care Science graduates (or soon to be graduates) for an opportunity to join our small team at grass-roots level. The role will be a dual position in:

  • Formulation development and small to medium batch size manufacture of hair care and skin care cosmetic products; and
  • Sales - this will mainly include visiting new and existing customers (retailers and clinics), and some participation in sales and marketing events may be required periodically

You will work closely with: 

  • the General Manager, a PhD scientist with qualifications and industry experience across microbiology, pharmaceutical compounding and research; 
  • Plant Manager, who oversees manufacturing activities, regulatory requirements and SOPs; and
  • marketing staff 

Tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Development of new formulations (hair care and skin care)
  • Perform stability and preservative challenge testing
  • Formula optimisation
  • Assisting with small to medium scale manufacture of cosmetic products
  • Responding to opportunities with new customers and nurturing existing client relationships
  • Using your understanding of cosmetic actives to guide marketing staff in the development of effective marketing campaigns
  • Actively be engaged with industry trends and opportunities for the advancement of the business

We offer:

  • Negotiable hours and days
  • Attractive remuneration, including vehicle allowance
  • Paid education opportunities (at management's discretion and subject to business needs)
  • Friendly and inclusive small team environment

In your cover letter, please include:

  • The course you have studied, and completion date
  • Relevant industry experience (beautician, hair dresser, sales, chemistry etc. are all advantageous)
  • How soon you would be able to start
  • Do you have a drivers license?
  • What are your key interests and passions in personal care science? 

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

Experienced R&D/Formulation Chemist - Cosmetics and OTC Pharmaceuticals

Gosford & Central Coast

Australian owned, we are a leading contract manufacturer of cosmetic, pharmaceutical & veterinary products in Australia & NZ. The company has more than doubled in size in the last 7 years & is again about to embark on an exciting growth plan.

Our trusted reputation for integrity, coupled with cutting edge equipment & innovative R&D teams mean some of Australia’s most well- known & sought-after premium brands have sought to partner with the business. With a broad range liquid cream or paste products in skin care, sunscreens, personal care products & various therapeutic & veterinary medicines we have the expertise and knowledge to be innovative and maintain exceptional quality. Winner of Global Product & Service Awards 2015 Best Contract Manufacturer - Aust & Cosmetic Product Manufacturer of the Year, have won numerous overseas product awards, were featured in the CEO Magazine, Nov 2016 & are a proud supporter of our staff’s chosen charity, The Starlight Foundation.

We are currently seeking an experienced R&D / Formulation Chemist to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to utilise your creativity and technical knowledge in formulating new products, improving existing formulations and troubleshooting manufacturing issues. This is a great opportunity to get exposure to a vast range of different products across high end cosmetic and personal care, over the counter therapeutic and veterinary products. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of new products from formulation to commercialisation.
  • Process and formulation development and improvement for existing products.
  • Technical troubleshooting and support to our production teams.
  • Perform validation and testing of formulations to ensure stability and efficacy
  • Preparation of reports and documenting results of tests and analyses.
  • Preparation of pilot batch and scale up of lab batching.
  • Implementation of standards as required by TGA, APVMA, ACO and GMP.

To be considered for the role we are looking for the following core capabilities:

  • Creative thinker with the capacity to research new materials, ideas and processes and apply them to create exciting new products or improve on existing formulations.
  • Passion for problem solving and constant improvement through a methodical and detail-oriented approach to formulation of high-end cosmetics, OTC pharmaceuticals and veterinary products.
  • Sense of urgency to deliver stable, efficacious, and high-quality outcomes/products to clients in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Appetite for learning and detailed investigative analysis/documentation as part of a team of highly qualified chemists.
  • Enthusiasm to interact with international and domestic representatives, conduct market research and attend seminars/conferences to assess potential of new raw material and formulation technologies.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, or veterinary product development and technical troubleshooting.
  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science (IPCS)

This is a fantastic opportunity for those who crave stability and want to be part of a community based, socially responsible company. You will offer improvement ideas to the company and will have the opportunity to be a part of project teams & up-skilling, personal development, and internal promotion. 

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Personal Care Products Formulator 

Kansas City, KS (USA)

General Overview

The Personal Care Products Formulator provides critical technical, research, and development guidance for multiple new product and reformulation initiatives. The Personal Care Products Formulator will work directly with this company Product Marketing, Quality and Production departments as well as external development and formulation partners to identify and implement new consumer products in the Personal Care Industry. Applicants should have the following qualification:

  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science (IPCS)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop formulas for antiperspirants, deodorants and bar soap applications in support of increasing our personal care business. Prepare samples using lab and manufacturing equipment.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Sales & Marketing to develop testing criteria for evaluating competitive benchmarks and formula prototypes.
  • Identifies and qualifies new ingredients, raw materials, turnkey finished products and suppliers.
  • Reviews, analyzes and provides feedback on product development project timelines relative to all R&D action items and due dates.
  • Attends/participates in product development and launch team meetings.
  • Provide input for the production planning process as it relates to product formulation. Consults with production regarding on-line problem solving concerning product formulation.
  • Provides direction on product formulation specifications. Researches, reviews and screens ingredient, technology and turnkey finished product technical and scientific data, identifies the claimable benefits, compares and verifies claims vs. support documents and provides recommendations to Product Marketing and Management. Organizes and maintains documentation for research and clinical support for key ingredients for reference
  • Ensures that formula benchmarks/marketing needs are clearly understood for formula development. Ensures that effective dosage for claims substantiation is used in formula. Oversees and maintains the completed formula specification including all technical data (ingredient list, %, INCI, SDS, C of A, ingredient spec sheets) and resolves any discrepancies.
  • Reviews professional journals and scientific papers to keep abreast of changes/issues in processing methods, product formulation, delivery technologies and Legal and Regulatory affairs which could impactthe company products or processes. Notifies Management/Product Marketing of key issues and proactively develops and proposes recommendations to address key issues.
  • Attends all new product first batch runs to oversee process including trial batches and process testing. Maintains production samples (approved/sign off record) library.
  • Submits samples for stability testing for all new products.  Participates in review of stability testing results for final approval.  Ensures quality execution of experiments, including experimental design, data summary and interpretation, report and manuscript preparation and review and adherence to applicable regulations.
  • Performs in-house testing on all new products. Translates all product evaluation test results and insights to be incorporated into product concepts and prototypes.
  • Reviews and provides feedback on product sales and marketing support materials (relative to science and technical data.)
  • Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 
 

Regulatory Officer

Marrickville, Australia

Salary: $60,000 to $70,000 +super

This company is the leading wholesaler and manufacturer of natural and organic raw materials and skin care products. They supply local and international markets.

This is a unique opportunity to join a progressive market leader with great career advancement for the right candidate.

The Role:

Supporting all business units including Quality Control, Approvals and Supply chain teams you will be responsible to assist in monitoring and maintaining all regulatory responsibilities and compliance.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure regulations/standards are followed, report any non-compliance issues
  • Approve new product requests, ensure compliance with regulatory authorities (e.g. AICIS, EPA)
  • Maintain and update SDS and labels for exiting/new products. Ensure country compliance with GHS Requirements
  • Ensure Hazardous and DG information in regulatory affairs database is maintained
  • Preparation of Ingredient Lists for label purposes

To be considered, you will ideally possess:

  • Minimum 2-5 years' experience within a similar role (Regulatory role)
  • Certficate in Cosmetic Regulatory Essentails or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation (IPCS)
  • Working experience within Skincare and Pharmaceutical sector is preferred
  • Sound understanding of legislative and compliance requirements
  • Working experience in SAP and Microsoft Office                           
  • Meticulous attention to detail and problem solving skills

Please note:

  • This position is only available to Australian Citizens or Permanent residents. Proof of the right to work in Australia documentation will be required to be presented at the interview.

Please note our ability to connect applicants with employers is available to past and current students of IPCS only. Please contact [email protected] with a copy of your resume if you are interested in this position.

 

Compounder

Marrickville, Australia

Salary: Industry Standard based on experience

This company is Australia's leading wholesaler and manufacturer of natural and organic raw materials and skin care products. It supplies the local and international markets. This is a challenging yet incredibly enjoyable role where you will be part of a dynamic team that is working towards sustaining rapid business growth and servicing the needs of its local and international customers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturing cosmetic products such as creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioners
  • Dispensing of raw materials
  • Preparation of samples for QA
  • Maintenance of machinery and equipment
  • Daily reporting of manufacturing output
  • Adherence to warehouse, handling, safety, organic, ISO and GMP requirements
  • Keeping accurate records on batch documentation
  • This role involves manual labour and heavy lifting
  • Cleaning and Sanitation of Equipment in accordance with GMP

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role within the cosmetic or pharmaceutical industry
  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science (IPCS)
  • Forklift license with experience

This position is available to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

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Product Development Support

Hallam, Victoria (Australia)

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To assist in the development of products as requested by customers new and existing, prioritising and scheduling the development in accordance with pre-determined criteria and ensuring samples are sent out to customers.

Applicants should have one of the following qualifications: Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science (IPCS).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Coordinate and deliver all sample requests within a timely manner, documenting what samples are being produced for which customers and the time taken to process the request
  • Maintain sample library to an appropriate level
  • Promptly prepare ingredient disclosure statements as requested
  • Assist the Contract Manufacturing team through creation of bill of materials for customer supplied formulations as requested and in a timely manner
  • Accept product development requests, prioritising and diarising the development in accordance with pre-determined criteria, communicating requirements to the product development manager
  • Maintain a register of product development requests, including time taken at each step
  • Undertake elements of the product development process, learning step by step
  • Assist in the formulation of essential oil blends and related products, maintaining clear documentation of process and procedure
  • Maintain formulation environment according to workplace and regulatory standards, ensuring equipment is calibrated and serviced as required
  • Administrative tasks associated with product development
  • As requested, undertake other duties not required by the role, but for the benefit or betterment of the business
  • Maintain Occupational Health and Safety standards in accordance with company policy and procedure
  • Uphold the company ethics, values and code of conduct at all times.

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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. To apply for this position you must be enrolled in or have completed the Institute of Personal Care Science's Diploma of Personal Care Formulation. 

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.

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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)
  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation from IPCS
  • 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.

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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

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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.

One of the following qualifications from IPCS would be highly desirable: 

  • Diploma of Personal Care Formulation or Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science (IPCS)

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
  • Certificate in Advanced Cosmetic Science or Diploma of Personal Care Formulation from IPCS

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

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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. You must at least hold the Diploma of Personal Care Formulation from IPCS to apply for this role. 

 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.

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