Principal Process Chemist

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Warsaw, MASOVIA, Poland

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You will work as part of the Industrialization team with a focus on industrializing primarily our premium skincare products. You will work closely with key stakeholders, including R&D and global manufacturing sites, to influence the product design and create a robust processing solution so that right first time manufacture is achieved. You will need to apply sound chemical and physical reasoning to understand and resolve scale-up issues with various products.

Outside of NPD, you will be responsible for supporting new technology developments within certain manufacturing sites. You will be a technical leader within the organization delivering results with Togetherness, Spirit and Passion!

New Product Development
  • Work with Formulation Chemists soon after product briefing by Marketing to assess risks with proposed formulation direction. Co-develop risk mitigation activities as required.
  • Develop experimental plans surrounding scale-up activities for products. Develop manufacturing directions, manufacturing documentation and products specifications suitable for these plans.
  • Work with pilot plant technicians to ensure scale up activities (including product filling) are performed as per experimental plans and as required by NPD timings.
  • Address scale-up issues and any post-industrialisation non-conformances as they arise. Execute root cause investigations and put corrective and presentative actions in place as required.
  • Work with other functions such as product testing, microbiology and packaging to ensure the formulations are tested according to correct protocols, review results and make recommendations.
  • Work closely with manufacturing sites (internal and subcontractors) at an early stage of product development to develop a robust industrialisation solution. Organise and manage, either remotely or onsite, trials in relevant factory to assess industrialisation solutions.
  • Support Industrialisation Manager and team colleagues on NPD process developments and challenges to ensure successful project delivery.
Formulation Technology
  • Work with Technology Chemists to support development of innovative new technologies
  • Support the development of high value SKC products incorporating novel active ingredients developed by our Skin Research Institute in Stockholm.
Process and Analytical Technology
  • Work with Oriflame’s Manufacturing organisation to support new technology introduction to sites. Provide input on equipment solutions and validation or manufacturing and testing methodologies.
  • Propose relevant partnerships with strategic collaborators and equipment suppliers in order to develop new technologies.
  • Ideate and develop new process technologies to support new product innovations, cost saving opportunities and quality perception improvements.
  • Develop analytical tools and protocols for deployment within R&D and throughout the group
  • Experience with scale up/piloting and finished good manufacturing.
  • Experience of product development processes e.g. stage and gate.
  • A thorough understanding of mixing technology.
  • An understanding and hands-on ability to develop analytical test methods in collaboration with existing in-house personnel.
  • Experience with problem solving using statistical analysis, DoE and other tools.
  • Educated to degree level in Science or Engineering.
  • Ideally holds MS or PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in a manufacturing or research environment.
  • Experience in some or all of the following areas: emulsions, detergents, gels, fragrances or colour cosmetics products development.
  • Knowledge of piloting and scale up best practice during product development.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Medical private insurance (Medicover).
  • Life insurance (Compensa).
  • Cafeteria of benefits (Medicover) with subsidized sport card.
  • Cosmetic allowance (possibility to try great Oriflame products).
  • Internal training opportunities and access to LinkedIn Learning platform.
  • Hybrid work model and flexible working hours.
  • Great organization culture and possibility to work in multinational team.

You will work as part of the Industrialization team with a focus on industrializing primarily our premium skincare products. You will work closely with key stakeholders, including R&D and global manufacturing sites, to influence the product design and create a robust processing solution so that right first time manufacture is achieved. You will need to apply sound chemical and physical reasoning to understand and resolve scale-up issues with various products.

Outside of NPD, you will be responsible for supporting new technology developments within certain manufacturing sites. You will be a technical leader within the organization delivering results with Togetherness, Spirit and Passion!

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