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BM130121A – Research and Development Chemist – Managerial level – R45k/month slightly neg. – Perm – Durban Amanzimtoti – Immediate Start – Open to all

Max Salary: R45000
Description: Our well-established client in Amanzimtoti is looking for a R&D manager to join their technical team. Candidates will carry the responsibility to mentor and manage the R&D team.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Developing cutting edge skin care products to meet the demands of a growing global brand.
• Lead the R&D team in the technical aspects of product development through the investigation, planning, execution, evaluating and reporting on new product / process development improvement and troubleshooting projects.
• Advises, directs, coaches, inspires and reviews the work of less experienced formulation chemists on complex projects.
• Development of manufacturing processes for all formulations on all relevant production equipment; overseeing and running of pilot plant, scale up and production trial batches.
• Troubleshooting for manufacturing issues related to formulation or product and packaging interactions.
• Project Manager of all new product development projects as well as reformulation of existing products and changes required; ensuring that all projects are delivered on time and in line with agreed performance criteria and cost.
• Ensuring compliance to global regulatory standards as well as safety of existing and new formulations.
• Training and development of production staff on process methods, factory equipment, manufacture of new formulations as needed.
• Questions processes, procedures and policies. Fully investigates, develops, and presents alternatives for implementation.
• Develops understanding of any processes new to the organization; evaluates whether portions of that process are applicable to other products/projects.
• Attends classes/seminars to improve technical, interpersonal, and managerial skills. Shares learning and applies learning to work assignments.

If you meet the criteria and would like to apply for the above role, please email your updated CV in Word format along with a copy of your ID and qualifications to
Selected candidates will be required to do a personality test and general knowledge quiz prior to interview.

General Requirements: • Relevant tertiary qualification (BSc or equivalent),
• Qualification in Cosmetic Science essential
• Minimum of 5 years related industry experience and proven formulation track record
• Proven leadership/managerial experience
• Computer literacy (Word, Excel)
• Excellent understanding of South African regulatory landscape
Location: Durban    
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