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NPD Formulation Chemist posted by Horizon Search & Selection

Full Time
IP24, Thetford, Norfolk

Job Description

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we have temporarily put all permanent vacancies on hold. Please do not be put off sending your application though, as we’ll be reviewing candidates as soon as we can. We expect this to be no sooner than week commencing 6th April.
Horizon Search & Selection are currently working with a manufacturing company based in Thetford who are seeking an NPD Formulation Chemist to join their busy R&D/ Technical team.
The company – Develop and Manufacture cleaning products for their own brand products as well as other brand owners and also grocery own brand labels. The company have recently changed names but have been established for a long period of time in Thetford and boast one of Europe’s largest cleaning product facilities.
The role – The purpose of this position is to undertake all aspects of administering the company’s product development by supporting the efficiency of the R&D process.
Duties and responsibilities to include:
* Driving the NPD team product development portfolio
* Managing global consumable product development
* Developing NPD’s and EPD’s
* Cost and process optimisation
* Bench Marking vs Current and competitor brands
* Claims substantiation
* Supporting manufacturing trials
* Supporting quality department as required
* Understanding regulations within product development for the home care sector
This role offers an excellent opportunity to join a growing team with scope to progress within the role. Skills and attributes are:
* Prior experience from within an FMCG industry
* The ability to communicate at all levels with peers within the business and external individuals
* Excellent attention to detail
* Educated ideally to degree level in a relevant scientific discipline
* An excellent communicator both verbal and written with a confident and professional telephone manner
* Proven experience of formulation and product launches
* Excellent MS Office skills
* The ability to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a cross-functional team
* An understanding of regulations
This role provides an excellent opportunity to work with an inspirational and growing company who manufacture innovative cleaning products. Salary is negotiable and dependant on experience. To be considered for this role, please send your CV to Gemma Turp today!
Due to the high volume of CVs we receive on a daily basis unfortunately we are unable to provide specific feedback on each application. If you have not been contacted after two weeks from the date of your application unfortunately you may have been unsuccessful. We strive to deliver an excellent service to all of our candidates and as such, should you wish to discover the reason you may have been unsuccessful please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email to request specific feedback on your application.
Please note that all applications and enquiries are treated in the strictest of confidence. As part of our GDPR compliance, your CV and contact details will not be held by us for longer than 30 days unless written consent to do so is requested and obtained. Your CV and contact details will never be shared by us with a 3rd party unless specific consent has been obtained to do so. For more information on our privacy policies and how we comply to the GDPR then please visit our website and click on our privacy policy at the bottom of the page.
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