Development Chemist

Recruiter
DCS Group HR
Location
Stratford-upon-Avon
Salary
£20,000 - £30,000 per annum
Posted
31 Jul 2017
Closes
01 Sep 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
New opportunity not to be missed! DCS Group have an exciting opportunity available for a Development Chemist to join the team based at our Stratford-upon-Avon site. The successful Development Chemist will receive a competitive salary of £20,000 - £30,000 per annum depending on experience.

Would you like the opportunity to work with some of the world's largest brands?

DCS Group are looking to recruit a Development Chemist at our Manufacturing site based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

DCS Group is a Top Track 250 company and has enjoyed year on year growth since its inception 21 years ago. In the past 5 years we doubled our business from £90 to £180m. DCS Group of Companies is made up of several divisions; Export, Manufacturing, Repack, IT, Discount, Enable, Design and Food Service. DCS is a dynamic player in the Health, Beauty and Household sector and we hold the unique privilege of being the official Distributors for some of the biggest brands in the market such as P&G, Gillette, Unilever, Colgate, SC Johnston and Reckitt Benckiser.

The Development Chemist Role:

The role will be in placed in the DCS Manufacturing Division where we provide a one stop shop from concept to delivery. At DCS Manufacturing we fly the flag for - promoting 'MADE IN ENGLAND' products. We are passionate about creating and developing exceptional and affordable products in Bath & Shower, Hair Care, Skin Care, Male Grooming and Pet Care.

You will deliver allocated NPD projects on time, on cost, on quality, to brief.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities as our Development Chemist include:

- Complete formulation of new products in line with targets agreed by Head of Technical

- Reformulation of existing products for performance or cost benefits

- Initiate the setting up, monitoring and recording of stability and compatibility records

- Liaises effectively with raw material suppliers, ensuring that DCS have full use and knowledge of the latest materials and technology

- Costing of new formulations and ordering of materials for formulation work

- Preparing and packing off customer samples

- To keep accurate records of all Laboratory work undertaken

- Ensures high standards of GLP, making sure it remains a clean, safe and efficient environment

- Ensure Head of Technical is kept informed of the progress of all projects

- Understand and follow SOPs and work instructions

- At the request of the Head of Technical, carry out any other work as directed

Essential skills and experience needed to become our Development Chemist:

- A degree in a science-based subject, as well as 3+ years' experience in cosmetics formulation, preferably within the contract manufacturing sector.

- An in-depth knowledge of materials, new innovations and technologies within cosmetics & toiletries

- A proven record of success in product development from concept to shelf, delivering products within regulatory/customer restrictions, on time and within budget.

- Experience within a factory environment would also be an advantage as you will be responsible for scale-up and full manufacture.

The role will involve dealing with internal and external customers at all levels and will have responsibility for the supervision of one or more Laboratory Technicians.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become the new Development Chemist then please click "Apply" today!