Prototype Formulation Technologist

Posted 10 June by Boots
Salary icon Competitive salary
Location icon Nottingham , Nottinghamshire

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Contract: Fixed Term/Secondment - up to 12 months

Recruitment Partner: Shannon Linton

As a Prototype Formulation Technologist you will help deliver brand and category plans for Skincare. You will use your scientific and technical formulation expertise to develop formulations from idea to proven technology / asset.

Based in our Nottingham Technical Centre, this is a full-time, one-year fixed term laboratory-based role.

About the role

Working in the Prototyping Team and reporting to the Prototyping Formulation Manager, you will be part of the wider Formulation/Product Development Team in the R&D and Supply Chain function of the No7 Beauty Company.

You will work with other Formulation Technologists, Technicians and Raw Material Specialists from your own team, as well as Formulators, Testing, Quality, Safety, Regulatory, Packaging and Project Managers from other teams.

• Formulation of skincare prototypes.

• Delivers projects to agreed cost, QSR standards and timings.

• Drives a culture of scientific excellence based on structured experimental plans and critical evaluation of technical data.

• Can innovate technical solutions for complex problems, interpret scientific information into valid conclusions and articulate clear business recommendations.

• Accountable for owning and managing the project formulation timings and technical risks that impact on delivery.

• Build an excellent collaborative network with Research and Product delivery colleagues and be a key point of contact for manufacturing partners and raw material suppliers.

• Design and prepare and Prototyping consumer studies.

• Be an integral part of delivering wider Prototyping Team and Formulation Team initiatives.

What you’ll need to have

The successful candidate will have a background in Cosmetic Formulation, with at least 2 years’ experience of skincare formulation or similar cosmetics formulation experience.

In addition, the successful candidate will be able to:

• manage own time effectively.

• demonstrate a high level of technical accuracy.

• problem solve.

• work collaboratively.

• show sound scientific thinking and methodology.

• Communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

It would be great if you also have

Desirable but not essential skills:

· A degree in Chemistry or a similar scientific degree.

· Completion of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists Diploma in Cosmetic Science.

· Experience of patent searching.

· Awareness of Cosmetics Regulatory landscape.

· Experience of Suncare/SPF formulation

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at rewards. Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

At Boots, we foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we change for the better.

What's next

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.

This role requires the successful candidate to complete a Pre-employment check after receiving an offer. Depending on your location you will be asked to submit either a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service), PVG (Protection of Vulnerable groups) or an Access NI Check.

Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis.

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