Senior R&D Chemist

Full Time
$85000 - $120000 per annum
June 5th, 2024
Eastern Creek, New South Wales, Australia
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About the Company/Role:      
Based in the western suburbs of Sydney, this FMCG manufacturing company is a division of a multinational company with many product lines across a diverse range of products including personal care, cosmetics and household care products. The Senior Development Chemist will manage development projects and support the implementation of new products for the contract manufacturing division in Personal Care categories.

Responsibilities include:
  • Project manage all projects to completion within budget and agreed timelines.
  • Manage the formulation and development of new innovative personal care products.
  • Improve formulae and processes of existing products to enhance product quality and manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Complete manufacture of laboratory scale batches for formulation development, customer sampling and stability testing.
  • Provide support to manufacturing NPD, technical/laboratory sales and marketing personnel as required.
  • Oversee the sourcing of raw materials and work closely with suppliers and customers to trouble shoot and provide technical advice.
  • Assist in the investigation of out of specification results and customer complaints.
Skills & Experience:
  • Tertiary qualifications in a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Extensive experience in the Personal Care manufacturing industry
  • Proven track record in completing projects to full scope and on time from concept to shelf
  • Understanding of technical, IP and regulatory requirements and standards
  • Experience with troubleshooting and implementing an investigative approach
  • Possess strong communication skills with the ability to work with multiple levels of the business
  • Excellent eye for detail and accuracy skills
Our client is committed to sustainability and providing an honest, respectful work environment. This is an excellent opportunity to enter a niche industry in Sydney in terms of product development. The product development team is made up of a close knit, social team who are dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service to customers.

If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).  
Or, if you have any questions, please contact Nikita on 02 8071 4290 or

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