Sep 21


Job:                 Development Chemist

Reports to:       Hair Métiers Manager



Assist in developing, adapting and conducting experiments and protocols in a prompt manner with a view to creating and developing new products; ensuring follow-up and monitoring use of products over time.

  • Create products through development stages defined with managers; draw up and/or approve operating procedures; evaluate product performance; ensure stability, conformity and safety; contribute to laboratory innovation projects
  • Ensure successful follow-up on formula projects in line with specifications and lead times; provide feedback on the quality of the formula/product
  • Work with support services and/ or contacts in industry and marketing; monitor and validate product manufacturing (Demi-Grand, factories, etc.) at each stage of development
  • Ensure sustainable laboratory procedures to pass on knowledge and expertise
  • Develop and safeguard knowledge (patents, etc.)
  • Ensure lab resources are in good working order; ensure compliance with safety regulations and quality procedures in force in the laboratory




  • Transforms scientific/technical knowledge into discovery or inventions
  • Creates actives, technologies and products to maximize the perceived performance.
  • Interprets results in the most relevant way and communicates them with integrity
  • Continuously develops expertise and researches new technologies or methods. Shares and passes on scientific/technical expertise.



  • Develops knowledge of consumers in all their diversity.
  • Proposes creative ideas or scientific concepts based on consumer insights
  • Translates consumer/market insights into outstanding product performance goals



  • Maximizes major innovation projects, prioritize and simplify
  • Ensures compliance with quality, safety and sustainability.



  • Acts with a local and global perspective to achieve the multipolar innovation goals
  • Promotes collaboration among functions to ensure collective performance
  • Fosters dialogue with the business and brands to transform innovation into big market opportunities



  • 3 – 5 years hands on formulation experience
  • Proven track record
  • Attention to detail
  • Perseverance
  • Comfortable using IT Tools
  • Acts with human sensitivity
  • Displays sensitivity to our “métier”
  • Achieves results, with integrity
  • Manages complexity
  • Interacts effectively



  • Innovator
  • Strategist
  • People Developer
  • Integrator
  • Entrepreneur


All advert responses may be sent to:

Reference for the position to be quoted on e-mailed application:  DEVCHEMOA17

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Sep 20

Graduate Packaging Technologist, Quality Officer & Sustainability Coordinator, Durban

Graduate Packaging Technologist, Quality Officer & Sustainability Coordinator

Durban South, Umbogintwini, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Permanent skilled level position in the FMCG industry

Position available for a Packaging Technologist, Quality Officer and Sustainability Coordinator to become part of our technical team.


Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Ensuring that packaging products meet set requirements and specifications
  • Running trials to check packaging for suitability and testing for performance under various conditions
  • Writing reports
  • Keeping up to date with technological innovations
  • Assist monitoring & control of QC systems including the ISO 9001 and SANS 1841 system and GMP
  • Internal Employee Training and Development
  • Assist with internal and external audits as needed
  • Assist with analytical testing functions and providing technical support when required
  • Maintenance/ordering of laboratory equipment and consumables
  • Assess packaging materials and look for opportunities to reduce packaging where possible
  • Assist in sourcing of responsible products
  • Look at process flow for efficiency opportunities
  • Create awareness among employees and continuously look at ways to reduce resources like energy and water


Qualifications & Experience


  • Matric with Maths (HG)
    • A 3 year degree or diploma (preferably in the field of Science)
    • Computer literacy with regards to MS Office
  • Ability to plan and execute
  • Interested in quality management systems
    • An analytical tendency is a necessity
    • Good organization and time management skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and be assertive
    • Responsible and reliable with great attention to detail
    • Dedicated and committed with good problem solving skills
    • Candidates with packaging knowledge or experience will be at an advantage



CVs to be sent to

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Aug 17

Sales Support

Position: Sales Support

Our ideal candidate:

  • New graduate – Diploma in Cosmetic Science or BSC Chemical Engineering
  • Work experience in Cosmetic Science an advantage
  • Sales & Marketing experience an advantage
  • Customer service
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Able to handle pressure
  • Willing to grow into technical selling
  • Should live in and around Cape Town
  • Able to start ASAP


Job Purpose:
The Sales Support is responsible for assisting the Product Manager/Industry Group Manager in supplying customers with quality products, increasing sales and ensuring and maintaining customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:
–  Ensure stock releases to the warehouse are correctly placed and in good time for delivery;
–  Type correspondence for customers and principals;
–  Prepare or obtain purchase requisitions, quotations, costing and orders from customers or Principals;
–  Conduct telephone sales and handle all incoming calls timeously;
–  Ensure that customer database, with products purchased and pricing is established and maintained;
–  Follow up on shipping documents and details;
–  Ensure that records are stored safely and are easily retrievable;
–  Ensure that documentation is correctly and efficiently forwarded for processing for commissions to

be paid;
–  Perform customer satisfaction audits;
–  Assist other departments when colleagues are absent;
–  Conduct responsibilities in accordance with ISO, SHE and responsible care;
–  Telesales;

–  Internal sales;

–  Sample management – preparation, checking, storage etc.;
–  Provide administrative and secretarial support to Product Manager and Industry Group Managers;


Interested candidates to send their cv’s before the 15 th of September 2017 to:

NB: If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Aug 02

Development Chemists – CT

A Cape Town based manufacturer mainly of personal care/skincare products as well as colour cosmetics, we are a growing organisation looking for the services of a Development Chemist to join our team.

The candidate would be responsible for  the development of new products (R&D) ; would assist in trouble-shooting current formulations; maintain and check stability records ; test / research new raw materials; assist buyers, stores and QC’s with technical issues; assist with compilation of Product information (MSDS’s, ingredients lists); quality standards for materials, generation of content ; WIP and final products


Specifically Required

A degree or diploma in a relevant field

Cosmetic formulating experience would be beneficial

Strong organisational and administrative skills

A pro-active, professionally presentable person

Ability to use initiative and take ownership of your role;

Ability to feedback on and complete tasks within a reasonable timeframe.

Decision making skills; self-motivated

Excellent verbal, interpersonal; written communication skills in either Afrikaans or English

Advanced IT Skills


Annual bonus paid at the discretion of the director

40 hour working week ; company is based in a secure industrial park in the Southern Peninsula, Western Cape

Interested parties to send their cv to

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