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Senior Scientist, Formulation and Application Development

Company: Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Location: Port Murray
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Scientist, Formulation R&D, Personal Care is a science-driven project leader responsible for the planning, management, support and execution of Formulation projects at the Vantage Personal Care technology organization in Warren. This role will develop new applications promoting Vantage technologies and creating market relevant concepts. This role will support the development of formulations for claim substantiation of Vantage ingredients.

This role will require cross-functional collaboration between business units, plant sites, suppliers, and external partners to help solve customers' challenges, as well as to drive optimization effectiveness of process/procedures and best practices associated with application/formulation development. The Sr. Formulation Scientist will have experience interacting with a global team, customers, and strong know-how of cosmetic formulation. The scientist will be responsible for ensuring close alignment with the NPD team, as well as collaboration with the Personal Care commercial team.

The Sr. Formulation Scientist will work closely with other functions in the Personal Care organization - including New Product Development, Marketing, Product Management, Procurement, Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Operations, Legal, Regulatory, Sourcing, etc. As a formulation and application scientist, this role will require flexibility to travel to other Vantage lab locations and traveling to meet with customers at their sites and tradeshows.
Laboratory safety is a must and it is expected that the scientist practices standards and best lab procedures and will be a positive safety contributor at Vantage.

Accountabilities with Key Outcomes Describe essential accountabilities the job performs and key outcomes. Accountabilities should be listed (max of 8) in order of importance.
Conduct Formulation Research and Application Development for the Personal Care business unit.
Contribute to Technical Service addressing customers/market current and future needs, requirements opportunities, competitive intelligence, and technology trends.
Contributing to Clinical study design/support, plant support, customer support, and technical service.
Promoting a safe work environment through good lab practices.
Leveraging the use of scientific principles, methodologies, new technologies, and deep customer and market insights.
Supporting the business by focusing on customer intimacy, competitive intelligence, intellectual property development and protection.
The scientist is expected to travel up to 20% of the time to visit the other Vantage locations, customers and tradeshows.

BS degree or equivalent in Cosmetic Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field is required.
Minimum 3-5 years of personal care industry experience in cosmetic industry required
Strong attention to detail and ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Excellent recordkeeping, verbal/written communication as well as interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and to manage multiple projects over a range of disciplines and to keep the on schedule
Ability to interface with internal and external contacts at all levels to complete assigned tasks and to maximize customer satisfaction
PC literate and proficient in commonly used business and scientific applications, including common research databases, search functions and statistical design of experiments.

5-10 years of personal care industry experience in Formulation development.
Previous Formulation project management experience preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in technical service preferred
Ability to identify opportunities for new product launches.
Business acumen.
Experience researching IP, including filing patent applications.

Keywords: Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Bethlehem , Senior Scientist, Formulation and Application Development, Other , Port Murray, Pennsylvania

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