IMCD N.V. is a leading company in sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. With a network of offices and warehouses across EMEA, Asia-
Pacific and Americas, IMCD provides its partners with the best tailored solutions for multi-territory distribution management.
Headquartered in Rotterdam, IMCD has a turnover of € 2,379 million (2018) and employs more than 2,800 professionals in more than 45 countries who provide best in class expertise for major global manufacturers.
The Technical Applications Chemist will develop multiple projects for regional applications in hair care, skin care, sun care, and body care utilizing ingredients from our core suppliers under the technicalcollaboration and / or direction of the Technical / Business Development Manager.
The Technical Applications Chemist will be responsible for development, technical evaluation, and stability testing onall of their formulations as well as maintaining a database and updating a database containing these formulations.
Ability to work within the IMCD US Personal Care team to support business activities including sales formulation / technical support, regulatory questions, troubleshoot customer issues, analyze and interpret data, and communicate results / recommendations through written reports and / or presentations.
Initiates customer focused projects to demonstrate portfolio with emphasis on providing solutions to customers’ problems and collecting competitive data.
Develops expertise with respect to the features and relative performance of formulation additives for various markets through extensive testing in the laboratory.
Demonstrates customer focus and flexibility and willingness to work with a variety of teams on multiple levels, utilizing problem-solving abilities.
Utilizes excellent written and verbal skills in communicating with customers, team members, salespersons, and managers.
Problem Solving / Analysis
Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a professional cosmetic lab environment. This role routinely uses standard formulation lab equipment such as propeller mixers, homogenizers, ovens, balances, pH meter, viscometers, and computers.
Position Type / Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position and the hours of work and days are Monday through Friday from 8 a.
m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise directed by the Technical / Business Development Manager.
Position Type / Expected Hours of Work
TravelOccasional travel and overnight stays required.
Travel Required Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or Life Science.
2 to 4 years of Formulation experience in Personal Care.
Formulation experience in consumer goods, preferably with personal care or household products.
Proficient computer experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or Life Science required.
Experience in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to develop products from inception to market realization, not just modifications to an existing formula.
Must be capable of creating a formulation and not just modifying a known formulation.
Strong knowledge base within chemistry and principles of formulating emulsions, cleansing, and suspension products.
Working knowledge in physical testing and analytical methods.
Highly collaborative, driven, and self-motivated with a positive attitude.
High degree of technical curiosity and technical mastery, paired with desire to understand the
consumer-need and insight.
Problem solver with the ability to handle multiple and changing priorities in a fast paced, dynamic organization.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate transfer of thoughts and data.
Ability to convey a project’s thoughts, goals, and objectives through presentation.
Proficient with common computer programs, including Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.