Senior Scientist, Formulation and Application Development
Company: Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Location: Port Murray
Posted on: June 24, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
Strong attention to detail and ability to follow written and verbal
Excellent recordkeeping, verbal/written communication as well as
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
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
Previous Formulation project management experience preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in technical service preferred
Ability to identify opportunities for new product launches.
Experience researching IP, including filing patent
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