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Technical Manager & Formulator – PTA

Are you a motivated, hardworking, creative individual with a ‘can do’ attitude? How about confidence and dedication to the continuous growth and improvement of yourself, your environment and those around you? If so, we are looking for you to join our team in a fast-growing company specialising in cosmetic, personal care and hair care products for salon, spar, retail and niche markets.

North -East Pretoria (Roodeplaat). Starting 7 January 2019

Cosmetic Science Diploma (Coschem Diploma) or a relevant tertiary qualification (high school diploma, and BSc or National Diploma).

Laboratory experience in the Cosmetic industry i.e. knowledge of chemicals used in the cosmetic industry.

Familiar with ISO procedures and maintenance in particular ISO 22716:2007

Managerial experience

The position will include product development, formulation and a technical sales role to the cosmetic industry. The end-to-end development of new products and the optimisation of existing products.

You will be instrumental in working with the senior management team and specialise in product development, formulation and quality. Thus, significantly contributing to processes optimisation – reaching commercial targets -customer satisfaction – growth of the company.


  • NPD – Research and development of new products
    Formulating new innovative products and seeing the development through from concept through to launch. Working with customers on briefs, briefs from sales department and adding new technologies and textures to database. Determine suitability of plant equipment for scaling up of product manufacture from lab to production.
  • Act as duty chemist
    Evaluate and resolve technical (product) issues in a timeous/cost effective manner across the factory during manufacturing process. Trouble shooting and solution oriented. Help manufacturing operations by expanding compounder/staff skills.
  • Product optimisation
    Adjustment of current products to improve the use, appearance and smell, manufacturing methods, raw materials used etc.
  • Stock control
    Source and/or test alternative raw materials for suitability & compatibility. Meet with suppliers to identify new materials and maintain competitive pricing on existing raw materials. Work closely with purchasing personnel to source best available materials. Coordinate and manage stock taking activities.
  • Initiate and maintain cGMP standards
    Develop and maintain manufacturing and quality systems to establish standards related to activities and products, measuring and correcting performance as required allow ISO 22716:2007 accreditation annually. Comply with and maintain SOP’s.
  • CTFA
    Keep abreast of relevant legislation changes, additions etc. Inform customers and staff of banned materials, new requirements etc.
  • Coordinate with quality control
    Ensure accurate testing of products developed allowing the correct specification of correct product is delivered. Coordinate product stability tests, batch to batch QC, maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment and effective record keeping in order to produce reliable and accurate data.
  • Administration
    Relevant paperwork and general document control. Develop customer required product information (MSDS, ingredients lists, PIF, etc). Assist marketing with generation of content including claims, packaging requirements and designs. Add to, preserve and protect the company’s IP portfolio.
  • Ensure good relationship with clients
    Meet with and engage new clients. Manage client expectations regarding development efforts. Handle customer complaints regarding technical issues. Build relationships to expand customer satisfaction, driving sales in order to achieve targets.
  • Market research
    Keeping up to date on trends and attending cosmetic seminars and events, increasing the visibility of the company through good representation. Keep up-to-date with new raw materials and potential future products coming to the market. Research into and opening new markets.
  • Interdepartmental liaison. Keeps team well informed of changes within the organization and general corporate news. Keeps upper manager well informed of general status, serve as liaison between various parties. Escalate issues timeously.


  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills English and Afrikaans
  • Analytical with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Creative and innovative
  • Good time management, organisational and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritise and maintain work performance under pressure
  • Commercial acumen
  • The ability to identify problems quickly and to take appropriate action
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and self-motivated
  • Manufacturing, Quality and R&D knowledge
  • Take responsibility and ownership of their work
  • Ability to adapt quickly
  • Team player, leader and motivator

The company may require candidates to demonstrate their ability perform duties efficiently through practical/written tasks.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you please send your complete CV to dclabs@krause.co.za

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