Lubrizol Senior Hair Care Formulations Chemist in Piscataway, New Jersey

Senior Hair Care Formulations Chemist

Req ID: 31601

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

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Are you a hair care formulations chemist?

Are you a formulation chemist with a passion for new and innovative hair care products and formulations?

If so, consider joining The Lubrizol Corporation – a Berkshire Hathaway company, as our Global Hair Care R&D Senior Formulation Chemist.

Based in Piscataway, New Jersey , the Global Hair Care R&D Senior Hair Care Formulations Chemist , YOU will deliver gorgeous hair by working and developing new and innovative hair care products and formulations to deliver unique, salon-style luxury performance to our customers. Click here to learn more about our Personal Care and Hair Care Business!

What you will do:

  • Execute hair care projects under the direction of global applications manager

  • Focus on projects to utilize new polymers, surfactants, rheology modifiers, and other actives materials to develop new hair care products, including product prototype formulations and consumer testing

  • Serve as lead formulation chemist and primary technical lead for regional customer driven tactical projects

  • Drive customer product/solution development utilizing current product pipeline

  • Align concept development with regional market needs/trends

  • Work closely with the technical team to develop regional prototype formulations to support global product launches and regional market initiatives

  • Develop regional/customer specific formulations/concepts to showcase performance of Lubrizol’s existing products

  • Support sales by attending value-driven market/project specific customer meetings

  • Engage with key technical contacts at customer to provide troubleshooting and formulating services and to identify new growth opportunities. Communicate these opportunities back to the global technical team

  • Conduct competitive benchmark testing and studies using experimental design and protocol, collection of data and interpretation, and reporting of data

  • Implement short and medium-term development projects for specific customer applications

  • Maintain records of experiments, results and conclusions

  • Meet or exceed customer expectations

  • Up to 20% domestic travel

What you need:

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field from an accredited college/university

  • 7+ years of hair care product formulations development and testing experience including styling, shampoo, conditioner, treatment, masque, etc.

  • Have extensive knowledge of testing performance of hair care formulation products

  • Ability to travel as needed to support existing customer products, and commercialization of new products

  • Ability to work safely within Lubrizol's laboratories and customer facilities

  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, result-oriented

  • Ability to plan and organize multiple assignments with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work well individually and in team settings

  • Solid record keeping skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office

Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account

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While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company. We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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