Development Chemist / Formulation Technologist

  • Ryde, Isle of Wight
  • Full-time (37.5hrs)

Don’t miss your opportunity to become part of a great British brand…

We’re looking for an experienced Development Chemist / Formulation Technologist to join our winning technical team in Ryde. Responsible for driving and leading the development of new and reviewed formulations you’ll manage specific projects and support regulatory compliance to protect the Liz Earle philosophy and values. With our unique brand story, expertise in all things naturally active, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of something truly special!

So, what is this role all about?

Responsible for New Product Development you’ll work closely with internal and external partners to develop and deliver new and exciting products for Liz Earle product portfolio. You’ll also be responsible for product maintenance and review areas for improvement. This includes keeping up to date on the latest ingredient and formulation legislation for all current and agreed potential future markets, ensuring formula compliance. Ultimately, you’ll be protecting our award-winning brand by developing safe, effective and stable products in line with the Liz Earle Product Integrity standards. This will be done in collaboration with our chosen contract manufacturers. Additionally, you’ll provide technical advice to your cross-functional colleagues working closely with sourcing, regulatory and packaging to mention a few. You’ll also be responsible for evaluation of formulation prototypes and present the results to key stakeholders. Furthermore, you’ll maintain our technical database (PIMS) to ensure the standards are set up and maintained for all formulation developments throughout the development process.


And, who are we looking for?

An experienced Formulation Technologist/ Development Chemist with a background working either in a lab-based opportunity within a beauty or FMCG company. Alternatively, your experience could have been gained working for a contract manufacturer within a Chemist/ Technologist role. You’ll be degree educated in Science based subject and have a bias towards the use of natural and vegetable derived ingredients. You’ll also have a genuine passion for Product Development with a customer heart. The role will have minimal hands on laboratory involvement, hence it’s essential that you enjoy people and are comfortable operating in an open plan office environment with multiple cross-functional teams around you. Knowledge and existing relationships with raw materials suppliers would highly beneficial.

To flourish at Liz Earle, you will be at ease with ambiguity and change, approaching each day with positivity and resilience whilst taking full ownership for your deliverables

Additionally, you will continuously operate within the remit of our Our Precious Recipe –
We Care More

We Never Settle 
We Are One Team

What can we offer you in return?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a passionate team of in-house formulation experts working together with our Global WBA family in a newly formed matrix structure.

With our strong Isle of Wight heritage, love for natural beauty, agenda on sustainability and focus on the Customer this is your chance to be part of something special. 

In addition to a competitive salary, our benefits include (but are not limited to) a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, life insurance, 50% personal product discount and a goodie box each month. #joinlizearle

Worried about your commute? There is no need. We are a short 10-15minute hovercraft  ride from Southsea. What's even better, it's all paid for!

How to apply

  • Email
  • Copy and paste the job type and location of the role you are applying for in the subject line.
  • Attach your CV, covering letter and current salary details.
  • Closing date: Sat 29th July 2019

Please note

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive for our roles, we are unable to personally reply to all applications and only successful candidates will be contacted. Please do feel free to apply again in the future if you see something else you are interested in.

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. Liz Earle Beauty Co. is an equal opportunities employer, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance. We work closely with our Global Brands recruitment partners within the wider WBA and may share your information internally for recruitment purposes only. Where we do this, we ensure they give your information the same level of care and security as we do in accordance with GDPR. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period of twelve (12) months and may contact you about alternative vacancies.