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Formulation Technologist

Job Title: Formulation Technologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91037
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DMB.05940.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 09, 2013 14:21

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen with this well respected and successful retailer for a multi-product Formulation Technologist to join its team. Working on various product ranges including Cosmetics, Novelty Goods, Accessories, Beauty and Jewellery you will be responsible for assuring that safety requirements remain consistent throughout the business whilst meeting customer expectations in terms of quality Key accountabilities will include: * Providing product assessments and determine solutions to any potential issues * Liaising with various enforcement authorities overseas over alleged breaches of legislation * Monitoring and reviewing customer returns throughout the season and provide feedback to the relevant [Buyer](/searches/buyer-jobs) & QA Manager * Ensure that the products identified and purchased by Buying meet all the legal requirements * Work with internal teams including Buying and suppliers to provide training on legal requirements The successful candidate will: * Have excellent communication skills in order to liaise with suppliers and authorities on a detailed technical basis, setting specifications and dealing with technical queries * Be competent with breaking a product down to it's chemical composition to help determine if it is safe and legal to sell within the market * Have solid hands-on experience of developing and delivering formulations from concept to market * Have knowledge of testing products within the accessories, gifts or beauty sector from another retailer or test house * Have the ability to work to tight deadlines and be able to prioritise and make decisions whilst under pressure * Be a Science graduate (or equivalent) with a significant technical expertise in multi-products In return you will have the opportunity to work with a hugely successful global retailer who can offer a structured training programme and benefits package.

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