R&D Chemist

North West England
Mar 20, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
Stephanie Savage
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Organization Type
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Full Time
We are currently looking to recruit an R&D Chemist, with formulation experience.

The successful candidate will support the R&D Manager, and be responsible for the achievement of program objectives.

- New Product development
- Maintain awareness of new technology in the marketplace and identify opportunities to apply to new products developments
- Liaise with Marketing & Sales personnel to complete design briefs and translate product claims into performance attributes
- Develop formulations for car care applications in key categories of fuel additives, repair & maintenance, winter and appearance
- Develop methods to test and validate performance attributes. Write claims support documentation
- Work within multifunctional teams to help ensure products are launched on time, meeting targets of cost & quality
- Liaise with appropriate development, supply chain & quality personnel to scale up/ hand over to manufacturing

General Responsibilities:

- Understand the development activities of competitors and advise the business accordingly
- Ensure that technical enquiries are answered accurately and quickly
- Ensure that technical specifications are available for new and existing products
- Help to ensure that all activities within the laboratory are carried out safely, risk assessed and documented in line with departmental policies

Candidates will ideally have a Scientific discipline, preferably chemistry.

Candidates will ideally have previous experience within NPD, FMCG or personal care. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.