The Formulation Chemist – Personal and Home Care will partner with marketing and sales to work on new product offerings, formulation development, and testing methodologies. This position will be a key contributor to the advancement of Emerald’s personal and home care product offerings.
Collaborate with Sales and Marketing team to problem solve and create solutions and new product offerings for a wide range of applications in the Personal Care and HI&I (Home, Industrial, and Institutional) markets for Emerald customers.
Develop project plans prior to project initiation, provide regular updates to project requestors, and complete formal written reports which will be shared with customers and/or suppliers.
Identify, develop (when necessary), and utilize methods to evaluate technical performance.
Define key performance indicators for new products and identify benchmarks against which to evaluate performance.
Use statistical tools when necessary to evaluate key product parameters.
Support delivery of personal and home care product offerings within project timelines.
Generate prototypes for Sales and Marketing activities.
Understand each ingredient’s function and develop creative combinations in formulations from concept to market.
Advise both company and customers of any potential safety or regulatory issues associated with the formulation or production of a new product offering.
Communicate with Procurement team to stay updated on new raw materials and innovative products.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
7+ years of experience as an R&D formulator in the Personal Care industry
Experience in formulating for the HI&I market is an advantage, but not a requirement
Strong knowledge base within chemistry and principles of formulating emulsion product
Ability to analyze data, using statistics as needed, and familiarity with Design of Experiments (DOE)
Work experience consisting of new formulation development, reverse engineering, formulation evaluation and problem-solving for the skin care, sun care, and hair care segments at a minimum
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Computer literacy: MS-Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)