Senior Formulation Development Chemist

Senior Formulation Development Chemist

Job Title: Senior Formulation Development Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £37400 - £37500 per annum + Great Package
Reference: BBBH7275_1580469577
Contact Name: Christine Edwards
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 31, 2020 11:19

Job Description


c£37, 500 + BENEFITS


We have a great opportunity for a Senior Formulation Chemist / R&D Engineer to join the Technical team at a Manchester based FMCG manufacturing company on a 12-month FTC.

The Senior Formulation Chemist will manage all activities within the Development Laboratory, ensuring all work is complete in adherence to company and H&S standards.

Key responsibilities;

  • Manage priorities of the department ensuring the highest level of service for internal and external customers
  • Manage workload of the Junior R&D Engineer and provide ongoing technical support
  • Develop and manage new formulations, follow development formulation checklist
  • Organise external testing for formulation development
  • Lead development of internal methodology to deliver NPD requirements
  • Maintain regular contact with suppliers to stay abreast of market tendencies
  • Provide best cost leadership formulas in response to tenders/customization requests
  • Report progress on all projects
  • Support site with any production issues, complaints, audits etc


  • Degree in a Chemistry (or similar Scientific subject)
  • Laboratory experience - ESSENTIAL
  • Experience in product development of liquid formulations - preferred
  • Experience of scientific data analysis and report writing
  • Strong leadership/supervisor skills; able to effectively manage a Junior Engineer
  • Excellent communications skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Good project management skills
  • Any experience of SAP - advantageous

On offer;

  • Salary up to £37,500
  • 30 days holiday (including 5 BH) + 3 bank holidays at Christmas
  • Private health scheme
  • Up to 3 'Thank You' days (additional holidays) per year
  • Pension scheme
  • On site free parking
  • On site canteen
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Free products

** 12-month FTC to cover a secondment **

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.

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