senior formulation chemist in Mount Wellington

sara isbister, randstad
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mount wellington, auckland
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4 years
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Shieling Laboratories are seeking a Senior Formulation Chemist to join their Mt Wellington based team. Shieling Laboratories is a Trusted contract manufacturer of high quality skincare, haircare, cosmetics, candles, toiletries and personal care products. Proudly New Zealand made and with a focus on sustainable solutions they work with some of New Zealand's most iconic skincare and cosmetic brands.

In this position you will report to the Technical Director and will play a key role in developing new cosmetic and personal care products for our customers, including taking a lead on the product development for our largest customer.

About you:

  • 5+ years experience in a Formulation or Development Chemist role in either the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, manufacturing or food industries.
  • Strong people and relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A tertiary degree in Science, preferably in Chemical Process Engineering
  • Knowledge of the global cosmetics industry an advantage but not essential

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop new products, and optimize the formulation of existing products in line with client requirements
  • Examining and signing off on variations in specifications of product
  • Liaising with clients in relation to product development or improvements
  • Author technical documents including Product Development Report, Quality Overall Summary and other relevant documents for regulatory filing purposes
  • Plan and contribute to project-related scientific/technical activities (e.g., interpret results, critical assessment of data, draw relevant conclusions, and write reports)
  • Support with operational requirements i.e sourcing appropriate product packaging

What’s on offer?

  • Great company culture, relaxed, but hardworking, down to earth directors that really do care about their people, it's a fun and family-friendly environment
  • Autonomy and variety, a chance to make the role your own and grow and diversify within the company
  • Competitive Salary + annual bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • Car parking

If this sounds like the role for you, or you would like more information please apply today using the link below.

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At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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Bachelor Degree