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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