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Research & Innovation - Leading Senior Chemist

1960 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1L 4R1, Canada Numéro de demande 435
26 septembre 2023

The Research and Innovation Lab has an opening for a senior technical formulator with extensive experience in cosmetic powders, both technology and innovation. 

The successful incumbent will lead exploration and adoption of new technologies in powder cosmetics as well as innovation opportunities with existing technologies. Further responsibilities include development of new and innovative formulas, re-engineering benchmark products or reformulating existing formulas in the category of cosmetic powders.

The role requires leading multiple projects in the lab, acting as a technical development leader in the powder category, designing and leading DOEs, and coaching and transfer of knowledge to more junior staff. Support for production and commercialization of projects includes evaluation of technical issues, troubleshooting and providing recommendations for corrective actions.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Research, identify and plan with R&I Leadership implementation of technologies and raw materials for strengthening company’s competitive advantage in the cosmetic powder category
  • Identify and propose new opportunities for innovation
  • Development of new and innovative formulas in all cosmetic powder categories
  • Re-engineering of benchmark products in cosmetic powder categories
  • Ensure formula compliance
  • Lead multiple projects concurrently and manage formulation development projects within powder category from a technical perspective
  • Mentor and support the technical development of internal talent
  • Maintain up to date knowledge / awareness of new raw materials, technologies, equipment and trends in cosmetic industry
  • Lead chassis formula development in powder category across different technologies
  • Cooperate with raw materials suppliers on new applications and innovations utilizing their portfolio
  • Streamline raw materials portfolio
  • Prepare and document all experimental lab batches including the operating instructions on the R&I electronic formula cards based on departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Perform all applicable analytical testing based on product’s specification and written procedures, and record results
  • Review and/or develop specifications for new products for suitability with existing manufacturing systems and feasibility of other advanced technologies
  • Review and interpret analytical data related to new developments and existing formulation
  • Design and lead DOEs
  • Lead Stability investigations on new and existing formulas as required
  • Actively participate in Risk Assessment, project management and SWOT meetings as needed
  • Provide guidelines and consult with Engineering Group on processing of new products at the Scale Up stage
  • Review and sign first Production batch cards
  • Actively participate in clients’ visits, huddles, and conference calls on new and existing projects
  • Provide assistance and / or training to co-workers / Chemists / Associate Chemists
  • Maintain compliance to all health and safety standards, SOPs, GMP, GLP and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain the cleanliness and sanitary conditions of laboratory equipment/instruments and working stations
  • Assist in various R&I related lab work as required


Skills, Experience and Education Required:

  • Post-secondary education (Bachelor or Master) in Science, preferably in Chemistry
  • 8+ years of experience in cosmetic formulation with minimum 5 years spent in innovative cosmetic powders R&D environment
  • Excellent technical and practical knowledge of raw materials, their functions and application, and related technologies in the cosmetic field
  • Excellent knowledge of processing technologies for all cosmetic powder categories
  • Excellent understanding and working knowledge of analytical instruments for conducting
  • Physical/chemical testing of cosmetic products
  • Leadership initiative, resourceful and solution oriented
  • Willingness and initiative to coach and transfer knowledge to more junior staff
  • Good understanding on product development, performance evaluation and market trends
  • Must have good colour matching skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication and computer literacy skills
  • Must be a team player, creative, highly motivated and flexible with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Autres détails

  • Type de paie Salaire
  • Déplacement requis Non
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  • 1960 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1L 4R1, Canada