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Cosmetics Formulation Chemist

CK Group
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

CK Group are recruiting for a Cosmetics Formulation Chemist to join a personal care company based at their site in Stoke on Trent on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company:
Our client is a global leader in the cosmetics and personal care industry. With a proven track record of supplying top-tier private label and branded products to leading retailers worldwide, they've experienced remarkable year-on-year growth. They are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cosmetic science and are seeking a Senior Formulation Chemist to help lead product development efforts to new heights.

This role is based at the company's site in Stoke on Trent

Your main duties will be:
  • Develop new cosmetic formulations based on customer briefs, incorporating specific ingredient preferences and product characteristics.
  • Write Formulation breakdowns, Specifications and Methods of Manufacture for new formulations.
  • Reformulate existing formulations to address stability and regulatory issues, ensuring products meet quality and compliance standards.
  • Prioritize and delegate tasks within the lab to junior chemists and interns.
  • Lead and mentor a growing team of junior formulation chemists, fostering an effective and collaborative team culture.
  • Maintain standards in the laboratory, with adherence to GLP (General Laboratory Practices) and utilisation of the 5S method.

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:
  • Degree qualified in cosmetic science or related
  • Experienced formulating cosmetics or skincare
  • Managerial/Supervisory experience

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 56542 in all correspondence.


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Company info
+44 (0)1246 457700
CK Group
Westwick House
The Bridge Business Centre
Beresford Way
S41 9FG

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