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Job Title:  Product Development Chemist - 2 Year FTC

Date:  22-Oct-2020

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week:  37.5
The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

The Body Shop is looking for a  2 year Fix Term Contract Product Development Chemist for a new exciting project.

The role will be responsible for the end to end development and project management of formulations across toiletries, skincare and fragrances according to R&D priorities. The suitable candidate will have to manufacture lab scale batches in laboratory, ensure formulations meet Brand’s brief requirements (quality, cost and timings) and are suitable for mass productions.

More about the role

Product Development:

  • Ensure the quality and safety of formulas
  • Create formulations to be in line with the regulatory and market requirements and be the technical leader during the development stages: raw materials selection, formulation, define appropriate testing plan, scale up to pilot and manufacturing facility 
  • Evaluate product performance and sensoriality
  • Cooperate with support services, test houses and vendors at each development stage
  • Validate product manufacturing 
  • Ensure lab equipment is in good working order; ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality procedures in force in the laboratory

Project Management:

  • Align on a critical path with the Project Manager
  • Ensure all the test results are available on time (formulation, stability, challenge test, safety test, efficacy test etc.)
  • Manage the paperwork linked to the formula development
  • Inform all key internal partners on the progress of the projects
What we look for
  • In-depth knowledge of your profession (formulation, cosmetic products, development phases, etc.)
  • Ability to maintain an overall view of operations within your business unit
  • Ability to manage evolving priorities
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant IT resources and software
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build a broad network within and outside the company

Want to join the team at The Body Shop? Then please apply today! As well as a competitive salary, here are just a few of the rewards that you can look forward to if you join us: a 5% non-contributory pension plan, 23 days holiday, 3 days a year to volunteer in the local community, 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales, access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts, as well as LOVE money to spend on your wellbeing and personal development. We have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter. Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you!

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