Formulation and Development Chemist (Full time or Part time) (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
  • Exciting Opportunity in Formulation
  • Innovative Company with a Friendly Work Environment
  • Use your Passion & Initiative to Drive your Career



Our client is an established Consumer Goods company operating in a variety of markets including the growing health, wellness, personal care and other household items sectors. With a heritage of operating in Australia for well over a Century, the company has operations in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, whilst locally operates out of offices in both Sydney and Melbourne.



Our client is flexible, so various employment options  are available to suit your lifestyle and career ambitions including permanent and contract, and is ideally based in Sydney. Reporting to the Regional Innovation Manager, the primary responsibilities of this role include new formulation and product development, formulation improvements, generation of production procedures, scale up and process validation.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Formulating new and improving existing products in line with Product Development Briefs and customer requirements;
  • Researching alternative active ingredients for new products through experiments and literature review;
  • Developing testing protocols to ensure products are fit for purpose;
  • Developing Product Documentation in line with regulatory and business requirements as well as developing product dossiers;
  • Facilitating scale up from laboratory to trial/pilot and full-scale batches and undertaking manufacturing validations including the provision of troubleshooting for manufacturing where requirement;
  • Participating in Research and Development led presentations and initiatives;
  • Assisting in laboratory maintenance and upkeep;
  • Assisting in training junior laboratory staff;
  • Maintaining laboratory health and safety standards.



To be successful in your application, you will ideally meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor degree in Formulation Science, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or similar;
  • 4-5 years’ relevant product development experience – cosmetics and personal care industry/retail is beneficial;
  • A strong understanding of the development process from concept through to scale up;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision independently and within a team;
  • Highly organized with strong analytical and negotiation capabilities;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in presentations and in when writing reports;
  • Ability to develop and complete projects and assigned tasks without continued direct supervision;
  • Proven ability to prioritize in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality results to management;
  • Must be a lateral and innovative thinker with a strong practical ability;
  • You will possess excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a strong ability to multi-task;
  • Key to this role will be your flexible “can do” attitude, excellent work ethic and initiative whilst working autonomously or as part of a team.



To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to CS Executive Group. For a discussion about this role, please call Jelena on 03 9516 0100 during office hours.

Reference: FORMDEVCHEM1118



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience.  If on this occasion you are not successful, your resume will remain on our database and be considered for future suitable roles.