Natural Formulation Chemist

UniversalBeauty Products, INC.
Glendale Heights, IL
Apr 05, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Research & Development
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

Position: Natural Formulation Chemist

Location: Glendale Heights, IL

Employee Type: Full-time

Experience: 3-5 years

Education: Bachelor's degree or prefer Master's Degree in Chemistry

Duties and Responsibilities as a Formulation Chemist (Not Active):

• Product development of personal care and natural personal Products

• Key contributor to the reformulation of existing product lines in alignment with current regulatory guidelines

• Develop prototype organic and formulas for natural skin care products and perform laboratory evaluations

• Assist the regulatory team with high priority projects

• Candidates will follow complex formulation instructions to synthesize and evaluate a specific product line

• Develop and formulate new personal hair care and natural skincare products

• Formulate new natural and organic products per the request of the new product development team

• Work closely with the R&D team to meet the needs of the department

• Guidance of quality control staff

• Input on standard Operating Procedures related to batching and quality control and new products

• Sourcing of new novel raw materials for use in Universal Beauty Products

• Interaction with various raw material supplier on behalf of Universal Beauty Products

• Responsible for development of new products, processes, methods and formulations

• Perform feasibility evaluations and prepare samples

• Maintain detailed, accurate and organized batch notebook records

• Prepare standards and specifications for processes, products and test methods

• Provide technical support to Production

• Produce small sample orders

• Evaluate equipment for new product development

• Communicate effectively with co-workers, both written and oral

• Support safety rules, regulations and policies of the company

• Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience:

• Has solid working knowledge of raw ingredients to analyze and formulate a wide variety of products

• Maintain laboratory compliance (GLP)

• Has a passion to explore and innovate with novel raw materials, processing techniques and/or formulations in creative, non-conventional approaches into new products leveraging current consumer insights and needs

• Formulate and facilitate development of innovative skin care products, product improvements, and develop new formulas based on current technology

• Develop and maintain SOPs

• Identify new/improved formulation technologies and implement them to meet project needs.

• Interact with the team members at Universal Beauty Products,Inc. and provide technical support via oral, presentation and written venues

• Proactively scan and research new concepts, materials, technical opportunities and partnerships

Monitor product stability for formulas

Responsible to constantly seek improved ways and methods to better serve customers, external and internal


• Minimum of BA or BS in chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent science

• 5+ years (Chemist) of previous formulation experience

• Knowledge of chemistry, skin biology, raw materials and emulsion technology are required

• Must have strong problem solving, interpersonal, teamwork, project management and communication skills (oral & written)

• Entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to conceptualize and apply innovative solutions

• Must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative. Must be flexible, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work well under pressure

• Requires a detail oriented individual who can manage and organize data on numerous projects. Able to multi-task and problem solve, while maintaining a clear sense of priorities and focus.

• Works well within team environment

• Requires computer proficiency (Word and Excel)

Company Description
Universal Beauty Products, Inc. successfully serves the health and personal care products markets. For over a decade, the company has been dedicated to making and bringing to the marketplace the world's finest, high quality products. Our customers, both large and small, are national as well as internationally based. More than 100, 000 square foot facility houses Universal Beauty Products research and development laboratories, sales and marketing staff, manufacturing, customer services, administration and warehouse operations. All of the company's employees are committed to producing performance proven products and services.

Glendale Heights, IL


Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:33:25 PDT