Employment Opportunities

Posting Date: (4/15/14)

Business Development Representative

BioScreen Testing Services, Inc. is a national leader in contract testing for the personal care and pharmaceutical industries. We are seeking an East Coast Business Development Representative who has a scientific background in microbiology, analytical chemistry or human clinical testing.  The Business Development representative (BDR) is responsible for developing and maintaining sales and business relationships with a focus on prospective clients while maintaining relationships with existing and prior clients to establish new and repeat scientific services.  The BDR researches, identifies and qualifies potential new clients. The BDR calls on prospective new clients to introduce capabilities and technical experience in an effort to create new business relationships towards the achievement of targeted annual revenue goals.

The BDR will develop and/or contribute to the creation of project proposals; generate detailed cost, timelines, and scope of work analysis, participate in the development of plans for promotions in support of sales and marketing objectives including attendance at industry trade shows and conferences.  Additionally, the BDR will address client issues to achieve  a high degree of client satisfaction

The BDR must have good presentation and computer skills and have the ability to communicate well in different situations and to large groups. The position requires the ability to travel within the eastern US. A competitive salary and commission are offered along with a generous benefit and expense package. Experience selling in personal care industry or pharmaceutical industry is a plus.

Company requires a background check prior to employment.

BioScreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please email resumes with salary requirements to jobs@bioscreen.com
No phone calls.

Posting Date: (4/9/14)

Product Safety Manager – Playtex/Energizer Personal Care, Allendale, NJ

Playtex, a division of Energizer Personal Care in Allendale, NJ is a leading manufacturer and distributor of consumer and personal care products.  The Product Safety Manager will manage Product Safety programs for all personal care lines of business;

Principal Responsibilities:  

  • Supervise Product Safety Specialists
  • Provide in-house expertise on human health hazard evaluation and risk assessment


  • Ph.D. in the Life Sciences. Toxicology/Biology/Pharmacology highly desired
  • 12+ years’ experience in an FDA-regulated industry providing product safety support and monitoring pre-clinical and clinical testing at progressively increasing scientific levels;
  • Management experience
  • Experience with topical products is important; experience with feminine care products is a plus;
  • EPA / FDA Safety Risk Modeling experience, including risk assessment.

Apply online to Job #NA00021:  http://www.energizerholdings.com/en/careers/external/Pages/index.aspx

Energizer Personal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Posting Date: (4/9/14)

Sr. Product Safety Specialist – Playtex/Energizer Personal Care, Allendale, NJ

Playtex, a division of Energizer Personal Care in Allendale, NJ is a leading manufacturer and distributor of consumer and personal care products.  The Sr. Product Safety Specialist will be part of the Product Safety team for the personal care lines of business;

Principal Responsibilities:  

  • Plan and conduct safety/toxicological reviews, risk assessments, product safety clearances, and safety information searches in support of product development.
  • Conduct routine safety/toxicological raw material reviews for all product categories including food contact items and provide safety support for raw materials as needed for international registrations.
  • Conduct safety/risk assessments, including Margin of Safety calculations as needed, based on established SOPs for global safety compliance. This includes making informed judgments based on literature searches and vendor information.
  • Search toxicological information to support special safety projects and industry-wide issues.


  • M.S. degree in Toxicology, Pharmacology, or a relevant technical field.
  • 5+ years experience in the OTC / Cosmetic industry providing product safety support and conducting clinical testing at progressively increasing scientific levels per GCP (Good Clinical Practices).

Apply online to Job #NA00022: http://www.energizerholdings.com/en/careers/external/Pages/index.aspx

Energizer Personal Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Posting Date: (4/7/14)

Account Manager: Technical Manager – Oral Care

We are BASF, the world’s largest chemical company – and we are the leader in sustainable chemical solutions. BASF is The Chemical Company focused on global challenges today and in the future. Our people change the world every day. We have big goals for our Technical group and we’re working to build the best team in the Personal Care Industry with specific sites on the Oral Care Business.  This role is located in Tarrytown, New York. This opportunity can take you to locations both locally and overseas allowing you to deliver a truly global impact.

Principal Responsibilities:  

  •  Manage oral care projects for North America, as well as participate in the Oral Care global team.
  • Supervise the Oral Care Laboratory, including personnel, and act as the technical lead for the oral care category in North America.
  • Keep abreast of innovations in the global oral care market.
  • Working effectively as part of a multi-functional team (sales, marketing, etc.).
  • Support Sales in customer technical presentations and customer project initiatives.
  •  Represent your area of expertise in both the internal and external Technical community (e.g., AADR, IADR).


  • BA/BS in chemistry, biology, or related scientific field; MS or PhD preferred.
  •  Minimum 7 yrs in Oral Care a must. Formulation and designing test methods experience highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills required.
  • Minimum 3 years managing people required
  • Travel approximately 25% domestic and international.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to successfully interact with internal and external customers.
  • Product development experience desired.

People who know you should describe you as…..

  • A leader in the Oral Care Industry with a deep understanding of the technology behind it
  • An experienced manager who has successfully led a team of scientists through the implementation of project launches relating to the Oral Care Market
  • A strategic thinker and effective written and oral communicator with polished presentation skills
  • Someone with the ability to translate complex projects and tasks in to something that is easily understood by colleagues and customers


Posting Date: (3/25/14)

Account Manager: East Region Job

**This position is a field sales position and covers Florida to Connecticut. Must live by a major airport. The preferred candidate will live in the North East.

The position of account manager is to effectively manage a mixture of both Strategic and Regional Direct Accounts for BASF Home & Personal Care to achieve or exceed the agreed upon sales plan.  The individual has significant responsibility for providing strong leadership of revenue and profit objectives, and enhancing the business within the East Region.   Activities may require account management of customers with operations outside of North America.  This includes key account relationships, account planning, pipeline development, customer satisfaction and support of all major sales and growth initiatives.

Principal Responsibilities

• Accountable for managing a territory in order to achieve or exceed an agreed business plan.  Expected to accomplish through a collaborative selling approach.

• Demonstrate managerial courage by leading cross functional teams to develop strategic approaches for key regional accounts that will show return above market growth.

• Implement agreed upon actions to drive above market growth by optimize customer

• Implement agreed upon actions to drive above market growth by optimize customer sales, generating, maintaining and converting sales pipelines in an effective manner

• Negotiate significant customer contracts as appropriate.

• Formulate territory sales plans and developing accurate monthly forecasts.

• Provide effective communication to Marketing, Technical, Supply Chain and Product Management to achieve sales targets.


BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

•BA/BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field (Science & Technology) is required.  5+ years sales/marketing or business management experience with diverse customer relationships is required

•Home and Personal care management experience is strongly preferred.  In-depth knowledge of the Home & Personal Care markets preferred.  Must have experience leading cross functional teams to achieve sales growth

•This individual must also possess superior communication,interpersonal, influencing and presentation skills, with the ability to interact with key decision makers at all levels of management both internal and external.

•Must be willing and able to travel up 30%-60% primarily domestic,depending on your location

Apply Link: http://jobs.basf.us/job/Florham-Park-Account-Manager-East-Region-Job-NJ-07932/49228300/

Posting Date: (3/25/14)

Job Title:  Senior Sales Executive- Personal Care /Cosmetic

Bio-Botanica, Inc. in Hauppauge, NY is seeking a dynamic and focused salesperson with a minimum of 3+years experience selling raw materials to food, flavor,beverage and/or supplement industries.


  • Present and sell company products to potential clients in personal care and cosmetic industries.
  • Prepare action plans and schedules to identify specific targets and to project the number of contacts to be made.
  • Generate new leads and referrals
  • Identify sales prospects. Contact these and other accounts as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain sales materials and current product knowledge.
  • Prepare presentations, proposals.
  • Follow-up and Manage product evaluation /project approvals and negotiate and close sales.
  • Establish and maintain current client and potential client relationships.
  • Manage account services through quality checks and other follow-up.
  • Identify and resolve client concerns.
  • Prepare a variety of status reports, including activity, closings, follow-up, and adherence to goals.
  • Communicate new product and service opportunities, special developments, information, or feedback gathered through field activity to appropriate company staff.
  • Participate in marketing events such as seminars, trade shows, and telemarketing events.
  • Follow-up for collection of payment when required.
  • Coordinate shipping schedules and delivery of merchandise and services when required
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College degree +
  • Experience selling in the personal care and cosmetic industries MUST. (Min 3-5 years of experience preferred.)
  • Existing relationship and contacts in theses industries with Purchasing, R&D and Marketing Personnel VERY IMPORTANT.
  • Ability to persuade and influence others. Ability to develop and deliver presentations. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of advertising and sales promotion techniques.
  • Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public.
  • Work requires travel to current and potential clients throughout North America, and other countries.
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Please send considerations and resume to msysler@bio-botanica.com

Posting Date: (3/25/14)

Job Title: Research Associate, Consumer Sciences

Reckitt Benckiser is a global success story in Health, Hygiene and Home products. Our success is led by successful brands like Lysol, Durex, Clearasil, Finish, Mucinex, Woolite, and Resolve that aim to achieve global market leadership.  RB is looking for a Research Associate to provide ongoing R&D support to the North American Consumer Sciences Group.


  • To actively contribute towards the development of consumer preferred products, from concept ideation through to realization, to enable delivery of the Health, Hygiene and Home Innovation Pipeline
  • To explore new and existing technologies and apply creative thinking to their application in consumer relevant innovation
  • To access consumer knowledge from around the globe- ensuring that benefits afforded by novel technologies are relevant and appreciated by the consumers in both developed and developing markets
  • To create new NPD initiatives through technology scouting activities, information gathering and assessment of technical potential within Health, Hygiene and Home
  • Integrate existing and new product development capabilities to ensure delivery of successful, insight driven innovations with outstanding sensorial experiences for our consumers around the globe
  • Ensure that consumer are an integral part of the R&D invention process and get them involved throughout the product development cycle
  • Coordinate the appropriate Qualitative and Quantitative consumer research studies (i.e. Focus Groups, ethnography, etc) for new concepts and preliminary prototypes
  • Manage online consumer survey system
  • Responsible for compilation, questionnaire design, data analysis and report making


  • BS/BA degree in a related field and 5 years experience, or
  • MS degree in a related field and 3 years experience, or
  • PhD in a related field and 1 year experience
  • Experience in consumer research
  • Strong experience in fundamental qualitative and quantitative market research studies including focus group facilitation, ethnography, one- one interviews and consumer survey design
  • Basis statistical knowledge

Please apply online @ http://bit.ly/1eMfRad

Posting Date: (3/25/14)

Job Title: R&D Associate, Germ Protection & Personal Care

Reckitt Benckiser is a global success story in Health, Hygiene and Home products. Our success is led by successful brands like Lysol, Durex, Clearasil, Finish, Veet, Woolite, and Resolve that aim to achieve global market leadership.

We are looking for a Research Associate to join our Product Development Center in Montvale, NJ. The ideal candidate should be career oriented, self-motivated, driven, and innovative.


  • Develop new products and technologies based on relevant consumer insights in support of brand initiatives.
  • Represent R&D on key projects through the product development process.
  • Work cross-functionally and be R&D lead on project teams to achieve key milestones and objectives.
  • Collaborate with Marketing to develop, prioritize and execute project portfolio.
  • Lead and advance multiple projects through front-end product development
  • Foster strategic growth in innovation processes and systems across team and organization
  • Develop technical product strategies to support product development and short-term and long-term innovation.
  • Foster personal development growth with continuous coaching and feedback on career development as per the R&D Guiding Principles and Corporate Core Values


  • BS/BA degree in a related science and 5 years experience, or
  • MS degree in a related science and 3 years experience, or
  • PhD in a related science and 1 year experience.
  • Experience and/or proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects in a FMCG company.
  • Strong understanding of the product development process from concept ideation to launch.
  • Proven Project Management skills.
  • Strong formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions.
  • Understanding of Intellectual Property, Licensing, and Competitive Intelligence

Please apply online @ http://bit.ly/PLNfZj

Posting Date: (3/12/14)

Key Account Manager – Global Accounts

Kemin Personal Care, a division of Kemin is looking for a Key Account Manager to work with global accounts that is based on the East Coast in the Tri-state area.  Kemin is a profitable and progressive, privately-held international company headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa (USA) with a vision to “improve the quality of life by touching half the people of the world every day with our products and services.”

General responsibilities:

  • Develop the market for Kemin Personal Care products and achieve sales and margin targets.
  • Build an initial base of sales and gross margin in accordance with annual sales targets and budgets.
  • The Key Account Manager has specific responsibilities in each step of the sales process to ensure that a sale is successfully completed.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Identifying prospective customers
    • Developing customer based strategic plans for new and existing customers
    • Establishing relationships with individuals at all levels of a customer’s organization
    • Working with distributors to maximize their success at selling KPC products.
    • Making technical sales presentations on Kemin programs/products
    • Closing the sale and implementing the startup programs.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.


    • University graduate with 7-10 years previous experience in technical sales in the personal care industry.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships.
    • A reliable, flexible, self-starter with strong initiative and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor while working under pressure as there is a high level of accountability for one’s work.
    • High degree of energy, self-starter, and risk-taker.
    • Experience in the natural segment desired.
    • A solid understanding of the chemical and biological sciences in order to prepare and present detailed technical and commercial presentations to prospective customers.
    • Prior experience in managing sales projects to a successful completion.
    • Proficiency with technology tools, including CRMs, Microsoft Office products and database development programs.

    Interested applicants who fit the job criteria should submit resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to:

    Kemin – Human Resources, 2100 Maury Street – PO Box 70,  Des Moines, IA  50306-0070

    Apply on line at: http://www.kemin.com/careers

    Posting Date: (3/12/14)

    L’Oréal USA, has multiple opportunities at their Clark, NJ location.  L’Oréal USA ,Based in New York, NY, is a subsidiary of L’Oréal, headquartered in Paris, France.

    L’Oréal develops and manufactures hair care, hair color, skincare, color cosmetics and fragrances for the consumer and professional markets. Established in 1909 by visionary scientist, Eugene Schueller, L’Oréal is committed to: progressive research and development, state-of-the-art manufacturing, quality products, and making beauty accessible to everyone around the world.

    Manager Ethnic Hair Development Laboratories – Research & Innovation

    General responsibilities:

    • Responsible for all elements of category product development from negotiation of feasibility with Marketing (Product Development) to commercialization and including assistance in post-communication and/or technical issue resolution.
    • Assists Assistant Vice President in planning, initiating, coordinating, and analyzing new product development programs.
    • Monitors and controls all work against departmental project goals and objectives.
    • Evaluates technical staff based upon performance compared to the above goals and objectives.
    • Supervises junior-level development staff including priority setting, performance appraisals, and training/development.
    • May serve as a “creative catalyst” at the R&I/Marketing interface meetings.
    • Identifies issues with new/existing products for R&I management.
    • Coordinates scale-up and initial successful commercial manufacture of new products with L’Oreal USA or contract manufacturers.
    • Maintains awareness of new technical or marketing opportunities from scientific and technical literature and publications.
    • Identifies opportunities to achieve efficiency in plant manufacturing with innovative processing/filling technology and/or alternate raw material sources.


    • BS in Chemistry or related science, Master’s + Ph.D. preferred.
    • Minimum of 7+ years experience in the cosmetics industry, specifically in formulation products with active ingredients.
    • Supervisory experience required.
    • Must be able to prioritize, handle multiple projects, and efficiently work with various groups within a matrix organization in a fast pace environment.
    • Must be adept at giving technical presentations to large groups of professionals.
    • Fluency in the French language strongly preferred.
    • Must have long-term authorization to work in the U.S.

    Candidates can apply directly via the link below to access L’Oreal careers page:



    Sr. Chemist Ethnic Hair Development Laboratories – Research & Innovation

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for creative and technical development of Ethnic Hair Styling & Hygiene Products. Maintains close awareness of scientific literature, patents, raw material technology, processing methodology, and marketing/consumer trends required to perform innovative product development assignments in an efficient manner. Oversees a safe and orderly laboratory environment.

    General responsibilities:

    • Experienced researcher; independently manages multiple formulation projects from inception to officialization to meet launch deadlines under minimal supervision. Investigates/resolves research problems/issues.
    • May execute more complex projects and/or handle multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Independently creates and refines formulas; Monitor the stability, quality and conformity of formulas.
    • Identifies raw materials and technologies suitable for product development
    • May mentor technical staff on project basis; Acts as resource in lab for advice and support
    • Demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in proactively identifying and proposing solutions to issues that may arise during product development or in transfer to manufacturing
    • Interfaces with support groups including marketing, analytical, demi-grand, microbiology and pilot
    • Reports to Group Leader or Manager.


    • BS Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, or ChemE with 5+ years (Masters with 2+ years) of experience in product formulation in personal care or household products.
    • Experience with surfactants a plus.
    • Intermediate knowledge of product innovation and development processes
    • Good communication skills (oral, written, presentation)
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and project management skills
    • Intermediate knowledge of applicable IT and laboratory systems

    Candidates can apply directly via the link below to access L’Oreal careers page:


    Associate Chemist Ethnic Hair Development Laboratories – Research & Innovation

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for creative and technical development of Ethnic Hair Styling & Hygiene Products. Maintains close awareness of scientific literature, patents, raw material technology, processing methodology, and marketing/consumer trends required to perform innovative product development assignments in an efficient manner. Oversees a safe and orderly laboratory environment.

    General responsibilities:

    • Under close supervision, completes tasks as directed. Adheres to set objectives and standards.
    • Develops and refines formulas; keeps lab notebook, performs product stability on all formulas.
    • Investigate/research problems/issues and bring them to the attention of supervisor
    • Monitors the quality and conformity of formulas
    • May handle multiple basic projects simultaneously
    • Demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in proactively identifying and proposing solutions to issues that may arise during product development or in transfer to manufacturing
    • May interface with technical support groups including analytical, demi-grand, microbiology, and pilot
    • Reports to Senior Chemist II/Group Leader or above


    • Intermediate communication skills (oral, written, presentation)
    • Basic formulation, analytical, problem solving, and project management skills
    • Basic laboratory skills
    • Basic knowledge in relevant scientific and technical field /métier
    • Basic knowledge of applicable IT and R&I laboratory systems

    Candidates can apply directly via the link below to access L’Oreal careers page:



    Posting Date: (3/12/14)

    Manager Product Development

    The StriVectin Operating Company has an opportunity for a manager of product development based in New York, NY.

    Job Summary:

    Create and deliver highly efficacious products for a prestige skin care line.  Drive product development from concept to delivery.  Oversees the conceptualization, initiation, development, evaluation and follow through of all new product launches.

    General responsibilities:

    • Oversee R&D development for all new product concepts.
    • Manage formulation process from concept to final approval.
    • Manage third party manufacturers/vendors in the formulation process.
    • Oversee all stability, micro, safety and clinical testing.
    • Work closely with clinical test houses to design test protocols that will help achieve the desired product claims.
    • Ensure that all formulas conform to the target COG.
    • Ensure that all formulas are globally compliant.
    • Must have knowledge of current trends, technology, and active ingredients used in prestige skin care.  Background in raw material actives is a plus.
    • Participate in ideation, development and commercialization projects.
    • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales, Operations, and Creative departments to develop copy, brochures, training manuals, etc.
    • Monitor development timelines to make sure that projects stay on track.
    • Strong organization skills required.


    • BS degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry required.
    • 5 years minimum experience in product develop in skin care R&D to include formulation/bench experience.
    • Well organized, self motivated with the ability to work independently and cooperatively.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paces environment.

    Please reach out to Morgan Burke at mburke@strivectin.com


    Date: (2/24/14)

    Technical Sales Representative

    Biosil Technologies, Inc., a global supplier of specialty ingredients in the personal care market, is seeking a Technical Sales Representative.  The territory will cover the North Eastern U.S. and parts of the Midwest. The position will require more than 50% travel and will report to our office in Allendale, NJ when not traveling.

    General responsibilities include:

    • Developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers.
    • Visiting R&D centers, product developers, purchasing, and and formulators.
    • Identifying customer needs and initiating new projects.
    • Creating marketing material.
    • Participating in industry trade shows.


    • B.S. in Chemistry or related science.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
    • Sales experience a plus.

    Please send resume and salary requirements to:  philip@biosiltech.com

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Applications Lab Chemist

    Kobo Products, Inc., a raw material cosmetic/personal care manufacturer and distributor, is seeking an experienced Applications Lab Chemist.

    The preferred candidate should have strong communication skills, and at least 3-5 years formulation experience in color cosmetics.

    Job responsibilities:

    • Formulate a wide variety of new cosmetic formulas.
    • Ability to troubleshoot formulas.
    • Develop and make presentations.
    • Attend trade shows to support sales with customer discussions.
    • Flexibility to attend seminars and conferences, if requested.
    • Ability to work with customers in Kobo’s labs to create new finished products with them.


    • 3-5 years industry experience on the bench formulating cosmetics (ie. Emulsions, Anhydrous systems, Powders, and Sunscreens).
    • Knowledge of cosmetic/personal care raw materials (ie. functionality, interactions, and regulatory limits).
    • Strong problem solving and communication skills (oral and written).
    • Flexibility to travel domestic and internationally.
    • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
    • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook).
    • Self-motivated.
    • B.S. degree in related field preferred.

    Please send resume and include salary requirements to stortorella@koboproductsinc.com.  Please reference “Applications Lab Chemist” in the subject field.


    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Research Director

    IFF, located in Union Beach, NJ, has an immediate opening for a Research Director who will lead the identification, research, and development of delivery technologies that provide IFF with new opportunities for profitable growth. This position will support the strategic mission of the Delivery and Material Technology Team via planning and execution of complex technical work under general direction of management.  This will involve identifying, developing and prototyping delivery technologies based on a critical assessment of the patent and scientific literature, identified customer and consumer needs, and opportunities for competitive advantage.


    • Innovation:  Identify emerging trends and opportunities for truly differentiating product technologies and integrate into research program. Collaborate in development and execution of intellectual property strategy to ensure long-term strategic advantage.
    • External Perspective:  Establish and lead relationships with academic and industry partners that expand technical capabilities leading to breakthrough technologies.
    • Program Leadership: Develop technical approaches, create novel methods and prototypes as well as formulate and execute sound technology validation plans.
    • This position will require an expert-level understanding of encapsulation and other delivery systems, material science and related manufacturing processes.  The ideal candidate for this position should be able to demonstrate skills to justify eventual promotion to positions of significantly greater responsibility within the organization.


    • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or other appropriate discipline.
    • 10-15 years of industrial and/or post-doctoral research experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct original and independent research as evidenced by patents, publications, etc.
    • Expert-level understanding of delivery systems.


    • Evidence of significant involvement in new technology development and commercialization.
    • Strong track record of leading the development of new technologies from concept to commercialization.

    For more information go to www.iff.com/careers. Reference ID is 1702-292.

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Applications Chemist

    Sensient, located in South Plainfield, NJ, is seeking and Applications Chemist.

    Position summary:

    Prepare personal care products following existing formulations under directions of Manager and Senior Chemist. Maintain and manage inventories of existing prototypes for customers, sales kits and trade shows. Participate in new product development on as needed basis. Conduct all appropriate testing, including stability, order raw materials and lab supplies.

    Essential functions:

    • Must handle multiple projects.
    • Prepare prototypes formulations.
    • Maintain prototype formulations stock.
    • Maintain accurate laboratory records.
    • Assist in new product development.
    • Color matching, evaluations of samples and raw materials.
    • Interface with Technical Services and Quality Control.
    • Maintain supplies and equipment necessary to develop, package and distribute prototype samples in response to Sales needs.
    • Abide by company policies/procedures.


    Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related science preferred.


    One to two years of applications formulation in color cosmetics is preferred.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

    Interested candidates should send resumes with salary expectations to: Nada Vansaghi at nada.vansaghi@sensient.com  Please use subject line: Applications Chemist-NJ.

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Formulation Chemist (Dayton, NJ)

    Salvona Technologies, a technology company specializing in advanced controlled release systems in nanotechnology and microencapsulation for topical (skin) applications, is seeking a Formulation Chemist in its Dayton, NJ facility.


    • Develop practical final formulations for the personal care and dermatology markets.
    • Conduct skin/scalp/hair tests to affirm product efficacy.
    • Qualify products and evaluate product stability.
    • Practical knowledge required:
    • 1-3 years of formulation experience.
    • Practical experience in the field of cosmetic, personal care, dermatology, or household product development is preferred.
    • Knowledge of topical skin care formulation ingredients, procedures, and esthetics (Cosmetic/Dermatological preferred).

    General Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or equivalent experience.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with teams and prospects.
    • Demonstrated ability to focus on achieving commercial goals.
    • Proven ability to work independently, being motivated and self disciplined.
    • Familiar with Excel and able to compute and interpret basic statistical analysis (Student’s t test).
    • Familiar with Powerpoint and able to present technical project reviews.
    • Able to handle multiple tasks under stressful conditions.
    • Excellent verbal communication and computer skills.
    • Hands on person.

    How to Apply:

    Visit http://salvona.wufoo.com/forms/salvona-job-application/

    At this time, our company is not offering to sponsor visa candidates.

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Hayward Laboratories Subs, ET Browne Drug Co. Inc. has several professional positions open. We are located in East Stroudsburg PA, minutes from Northwest NJ, located right over RT 80 in the Delaware Water Gap area.

    1. QA Lab manager


    • Manage all testing requirements for raw materials and finished goods.
    • Assure that company meets all regulations including GMP and GLP in accordance with FDA and European ISO standards.
    • Manage supplier approval programs.


    • Minimum B.S. degree in applied science, and 5 years’ experience in OTC/Cosmetic environment.
    • Familiarity with advanced analytical instrumentation is a plus, and must have good computer skills.
    • Must be a leader, team player, and self-starter.

    2. International Regulatory Affairs Manager


    • Assure product and ingredient regulatory compliance to support export markets.
    • Correspond with regulatory bodies and foreign subsidiaries as needed.
    • Assess regulatory trends and developments in cosmetic and personal care products.
    • Interact with marketing, sales, and product development regarding EU, ASEAN, NICNAS, ANVESA, etc.


    • Minimum B.S. degree in an applied science.
    • Minimum 5 years regulatory compliance experience in cosmetics and personal care.

    3. Analytical Chemist, Instrumentation Specialist


    • Must be able to operate and maintain  HPLC , GC , FTIR , and UV VIS instrumentation.
    • Must be familiar with sunscreen, preservative, and other method development, calibration, validation, and transfer.
    • Responsible for supporting other activities of the QC laboratory.


    • B.S. degree in Chemistry or related field.
    • 3+ years experience in an OTC/Cosmetic environment, and USP procedures.

    Please forward your resume and salary requirements to  wneumann@etbrowne.com.

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Regulatory Affairs Specialist

    Playtex, a division of Energizer Personal Care located in Allendale, NJ, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of consumer and personal care products.  The Regulatory Affairs Specialist provides regulatory guidance and support to the successful commercialization of all personal care product categories, with emphasis on cosmetics and OTC drugs. A Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry and 4-6 years related regulatory experience is required.  Must have thorough knowledge of FDA regulations and experience with cosmetic, drug, and/or device product registration required.

    Apply online: http://www.energizerholdings.com/en/careers/external/Pages/index.aspx

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Sales Representative:  Cosmetic Specialties Northeast

    Independent Chemical Corporation

    Job description:

    The Technical Sales Representative will promote the sales of Independent Chemical’s Cosmetic Specialty and Commodity Products in his/her territory and, in certain cases, also develop the business at Regional or Global Key Accounts, traveling up to 70% of the time.  This position reports to our Glendale, NY home office but will be home based, and the candidate must live within the territory.  The territory consists of the Northeast United States beginning in Northern NJ and north to Eastern Canada.  The sales target for the Territory is approximately $5 million.

    Major responsibilities:

    • Develop new applications for Specialty Products while growing Commodity Products; optimize selling prices taking into account profit volume opportunities on commodities across our product lines.
    • Set pricing for commodities to meet company targets.
    • Develop contacts with customers at all levels in the commercial and technical departments to strengthen their business relationship with Independent Chemical.
    • Regularly monitor the financial situation of his/her customers and make sure that their payments to Independent are on time.
    • Plan all customer visits through the establishment of clear objectives and action plans.
    • Produce and keep updated a Market Data Base of the territory where all the relevant information on customers, volumes, and prices of the commodities used, their application, and the competitors positioning is available.
    • Independently set commodity pricing in cooperation with supplier pricing to meet profit targets.  Choose which products to offer for specific markets.
    • Weekly reporting on the major accomplishments and challenges in his/her territory.
    • Work in close cooperation with the Customer Support Representatives and Sourcing group for new materials
    • Have strong technical knowledge of the Specialties and Commodities in the different cosmetic applications and keep this knowledge updated.

    Desired skills and experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field.
    • 3+ years in a cosmetics formulation lab—skin, hair, or color.
    • 2-5 years of sales experience in service and technology based industries.
    • Cosmetics specialty chemical sales experience is preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience in solving commercial and technical problems with customers.
    • Strong interpersonal/sales background coupled with an understanding of the sales process and selling excellence methods.

    Respond to:  Jonathan@Independentchemical.com

    More info:  WWW.Independentchemical.com

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    R&D Chemist

    EnglewoodLab, the new standard for innovation and contract manufacturing, has an opening for a Senior R&D Chemist. This position is located in Englewood, NJ.


    • Formulation of all types of Skin Care and Sun Care products including but not limited to creams, lotions, serums, and other innovation upscale skin care solutions.
    • Knowledge of cosmetic/personal care raw materials, functionality, and interactions.
    • Understanding of emulsion and surfactant technology as well as general formulation techniques.
    • Must be able to perform and monitor product stability.
    • Must be a team player but able to work independently.


    • B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, or related field.
    • 5+ years R&D bench experience formulating skin care products.
    • Knowledge of industry trends.
    • Able to work in a fast pace environment.
    • Creative thinking, technical writing, and organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite.

    To apply, please contact Ni’Kita Wilson at niki@englewoodlab.com, or David Chung at dep@englewoodlab.com.  No Phone Calls Please!

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Skincare Product Engineer

    Rodan + Fields is seeking a Product Engineer to join its Product Development team.  We are seeking a scientist with a strong technical understanding of our product category to play a pivotal role in the development and manufacturing of the company’s domestic and international skincare and OTC products. The Product Engineer will be responsible for moving product prototypes from the formulation stage, through scale-up, into full-scale manufacturing, and through product life-cycle manufacturing. Responsibilities will also include process improvements, implementation of formulation changes, CMO technical management and, with the quality group, implementation of corrective actions. The Product Engineer will report to the Director of Product Development.


    • Work with Product Development team, outside labs, and/or CMOs to assist in the development of  formulations that meet all product aesthetics, quality, safety, costs, benchmarking, and performance criteria from the perspective of manufacturing feasibility.
    • Manage critical relationships with external formulation labs, contract manufacturers, fragrance houses, and R&D partners.
    • In partnership with the regulatory group ensure all products are compliant with relevant U.S. and international regulations.
    • Work with Operations/Quality functions to scale-up, validate, and commercialize all new product introductions including formulation modifications and improvements.
    • Provide technical innovation to formulations including ingredients and delivery systems.
    • Proactively research new concepts, materials, technical opportunities, and partnerships for products and manufacturing.


    • 7+ years of skincare product development and manufacturing experience; hair care product experience a plus.
    • Experience in skincare and OTC product categories.
    • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Chemistry or related science.
    • Experience in dealing with multiple CMOs that specialize in dermatological product development and manufacturing. Knowledge of the best in class CMO facilities to optimize the product development lifecycle.
    • Experience and knowledge to anticipate various technical and regulatory hurdles in developing these products for global registration and commercialization.
    • In-depth understanding of the issues and controls for the scale-up of these products for both pilot scale and commercial scale.
    • Sound understanding of the basic principles of good experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
    • Good time management and ability to work under pressure
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Advanced level knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and IT systems.

    Please send resume to jclausen@rodanandfields.com

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    R&D Chemist – Color Cosmetics

    Dermaceutical Laboratories, a customhouse contract manufacture in Teterboro, NJ, is seeking a senior R&D Chemist to join our team.


    • Develop and formulate all color cosmetics related products including lipsticks, powders, foundations, eye shadows, etc.
    • Prepare and conduct stability and compatibility testing.
    • Manage a team of technicians.
    • Interact with manufacturing, marketing, purchasing, and quality departments.
    • Oversee production batches when necessary.


    • Degree in Chemisty or related science.
    • 5+ years experience in the personal care/cosmetics industry.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Must be able to work independently and have solid managerial skills to lead team.
    • Knowledge of industry trends.

    If interested, please submit resume to: wchang@dlabllc.com.

    Posting Date: (2/24/14)

    Associate Scientist

    Kobo Products, Inc., a raw material cosmetic/personal care manufacturer and distributor, is seeking an experienced Scientist for Technical Service.

    Job responsibilities:

    • Provide technical support to the sales team and customers.
    • Complete forms and questionnaires.
    • Prepare and maintain MSDS and other technical documents.
    • Inspect the documents of raw materials and distributed products.
    • Release new products.
    • Run lab experiments on assignment on limited basis.


    • 2-4 years experience supporting technical service in the cosmetic or personal care industry.
    • Knowledge of global regulations required.
    • REACH EU regulation experience preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree required; Chemistry major preferred.
    • Person must able to multitask in a fast pace environment and possess strong communication skills.
    • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook).

    Please send resume and include salary requirements to stortorella@koboproductsinc.com. Reference “Associate Scientist” in the subject field.