HI&I Laboratory Supervisor

  • TBC,
  • Permanent / Full Time

Are you a critical thinker with a hands-on attitude?
Do you have an innovative and creative mindset?
Are you well organized and able to balance projects?
We have an exciting opportunity for a HI&I Laboratory Supervisor to join our clients fantastic Development Laboratory team, you will support the business by liaising closely with Technical, Marketing and Business Development Managers by creating Innovate formulations to meet consumer trends and showcase the portfolio of ingredients available.
Day-to-day, your duties will include:
  • Training and supervision of existing Laboratory development chemists and technicians.
  • Development of new products from benchmarks to finished products - managing the product development stages including raw material selection, formulation, and testing.
  • Manage customer projects, including product development and application testing for a wide range of detergent products.
  • Identify and develop where necessary methods to evaluate technical performance using statistical analysis to measure key product parameters.
  • Oversee multiple briefs, ensuring timescales are clearly communicated and achievable, and any issues are reported to Laboratory Manager.
  • Carry out troubleshooting, analytical testing or evaluation of customer formulations and new potential supplier raw materials.
  • Attending internal and external NPD meetings on behalf of the Laboratory team to provide updates to the rest of the business.
  • Preparation of finished product Safety data sheets.
  • Collating of data to assist Laboratory Manager to produce Monthly Reports.
  • To participate in developmental training in compliance with Company requirements.
  • Stock management of laboratory consumables.
  • Supervision of the laboratory, ensuring all records, SOP’s and Health and safety information are maintained and regularly reviewed.
  • To participate in any additional duties requested which are required by the company and deemed reasonable and within your capabilities to perform.
As a HI&I Laboratory Supervisor, not only will you oversee chemists and technicians, but you will also be responsible for ensuring the following Health & Safety aspects are met:
  • Assist with regular safety inspections of machinery and equipment present at the site and update records of completion as required.
  • Apply good working practices around chemical handling in accordance with COSHH regulations and training that has been provided.
  • Ensure compliance with the company's accident prevention policy reporting incidents and near misses when observed.
  • Undertake all aspects of good housekeeping to reduce risks associated with the workspace and equipment.
Must have…
  • BS degree in chemistry or other related science.
  • Strong knowledge base and understanding of GMP/GLP.
  • Formulation experience within the HI&I/Home care sector.
  • Motivated and ambitious personality.
  • Comprehensive understanding of COSHH.
  • Organisation and Planning.
  • Good attention to detail.
Bonus to have…
  • 5 years+ laboratory formulation experience.
Our client is a chemicals distributor based in the UK, with offices throughout Europe. They sell the building blocks of thousands of products which you’ll use every day including cosmetics, beauty products, pharmaceuticals, and cleaning solutions.
Their customers come to them for market knowledge and technical support, so that they can develop the next generation of consumer products.
Beyond that, they are a friendly team that works together to get things done. They trust everyone equally and fairly and encourage their people to be truly creative and think outside the box.
  • Generous holiday allowance with buy/sell holiday scheme.
  • Private medical healthcare.
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme.
  • Mental and physical wellbeing initiatives.
  • Volunteering days.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • A dynamic and friendly environment.
To explore this opportunity further, please apply with an up to day CV.
 Key Appointments UK Ltd will assess your suitability for the role based on the information contained in your CV and application. This includes skills, experience, education, and location.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide specific feedback to applicants who have not been successful. If your application is unsuccessful, you will be informed as soon as possible.
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