The Estee Lauder Companies Haircare Formulation Chemist in Blaine, Minnesota
Haircare Formulation Chemist
Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments
Aveda, America’s premier creator and marketer of plant-based haircare, skincare, make-up, PureFume™ and lifestyle products seeks a Hair Care Chemist (Formulation) to help Formulate personal care products from conceptualization to production, including improving existing products for performance and regulatory compliance. This would include collaborating with Product Development and Marketing, collaborating with 3rd party manufacturers to create and produce new products, formulating new products and troubleshooting issues on existing formulations, coordinating efforts within R&D to successfully commercialize new or improved products.
Each Aveda employee will practice an individual commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the workplace. We aim to steer society in a more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to come.
Formulate new personal care products from conceptualization to production scale
Reformulate existing personal care products
Determine and perform appropriate cost reductions (raw materials)
Perform packaging stability and feasibility tests and report results and conclusions
Sourcing of new, novel raw materials which meet Aveda's philosophy
Sourcing for the latest technology through shows, seminars, suppliers and outside consultants
Coordinate clinical performance testing and salon performance testing
Coordinate safety, micro and claims testing
Coordinate panel tests, create evaluation forms and summaries - internal, professional, consumer
Create and maintain product master document files including safety, stability, regulatory, OTC, etc.
Function as a key player in the marketing domain meetings
Help create and adhere to product launch timelines
Create and maintain manufacturing procedures for compounding
Supervise and coordinate pilot batches
Supervise and coordinate first production batches
Coordinate manufacturing and resolve challenges with co-packers
Provide claims and copy information to marketing, education and creative
Read and edit product collateral
Provide paperwork for new formula and new raw materials to operations
Provide specifications and other information to QC to receive and test new ingredients and finished goods
Address customer service questions on the products of their domain
Create educational booth and disseminate information at various Aveda shows
Training and supervising technicians and temporary employees
Science Bachelor's Degree
5 years of experience – formulation preferred
Formulate new personal care products or reformulate existing products, includes writing formulas, batch making, testing, stability, micro, performance.
Competence with computer systems for formula management and testing.
Providing technical information to internal partners.
Working with suppliers on new raw materials and technologies aligned with mission.
Job: Research & Development
Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job Number: 165059