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Formulation Chemist /Lab Manager

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Verla International, Ltd
New Windsor, New York, United States
20 days ago


Verla International is a full-service contract manufacturer for clean, natural, and organic beauty & body products. We specialize in innovative product and process development (including reverse engineering and tech transfer) for color cosmetics (lip, face, eye), skincare, bath & body, fragrances, nail care, and hair care products.  Our production capabilities span a wide variety of packaging from heat seal tubes, bottle, jars, airless pkg, mechanical penicils, to silicone molds. Verla is ISO9001 and ISO22716 certified with many additional clean and organic certifications (Cosmo-Cert, Leaping Bunny, One Cert, Bee Organic, Halal, Fairtrade, etc.). Our company is driven by our passion for success and founded on strong teamwork and family values.

Job Responsibilities

The Formulation Chemist is responsible for developing innovative and unique formulations for a variety of brands from designer to prestigious global brands.  You will formulate and work closely with Product Development (PD) and the team to ensure seamless flow as products move from lab development to production launch. 

In addition to formulating in the lab, you will manage a team of lab technicians, providing training, guidance, and written formulas & procedures, to ensure projects are completed on time, meet finished goods objectives (including quality, safety, sustainability, and other customer requirements).

  • Provide written formulation & process
  • Analytical training & guidance (Viscosity, PH, Specific Gravity, Fill Weight)
  • Oversee formula stability, including documentation and issue resolution
  • Oversee 3rd party testing (Advanced Micro, HRIPT, PET, HM, Flash Point, etc.)
  • Document filling processes & specifications

Collaborate with PD to develop new formulations/procedures according to customers briefs, ensuring formula compliancy to industry standards while maintaining cost objectives and using best in class raw materials & suppliers.  Remain current on latest raw material trends & innovation technologies. Prepare and execute formula stability studies & evaluations for aesthetics, feel & performance. Review all stability issues.

Responsible for procuring lab raw materials and entering technical data and specifications into Formulator Software. Stay abreast of upcoming regulatory and/or raw material issues.  Manage, review, and enter all formula information, specifications, analytics, and procedures into Formulator including preliminary MFG and filling process.

Provide support to manufacturing team for rm replacements, PH/viscosity/color adjustments and oversee all first production batches and line trials. Assist analytical lab with GC tests & train lab technicians when needed. Assist Procurement Department in quickly identifying replacement suppliers and/or raw materials.

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of industry formulating experience
  • Experienced with laboratory equipment and testing processes
  • Well organized, pro-active, and hard-working
  • Good communication (verbal, written), problem-solving, interpersonal, and computer skills

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 63082374
  • Location:
    New Windsor, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Formulation Chemist /Lab Manager
  • Company Name For Job: Verla International, Ltd
  • Job Function: Research

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