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Formulation Scientist Home & Personal Care

Job Requisition ID:  35998

Responsibilities

This is the role
• Initiate and lead research projects in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment
• Lead in planning of formulation development and laboratory experiments, design relevant application tests.
• Grow the understanding of the use of Eastman materials in personal and home care formulations, and suggest options to expand uses
• Work with departments of Application Development and Market Development to identify novel solutions to unmet market needs and opportunities.
• Develop relationship with independent institutes and technical centers in fields of P&HC formulations and lab testing.
• Facilitate brainstorming sessions, bring ideas for new products, provide creative solutions.
• Participate in Eastman’s safety programs and formulation capability programs
• Build a network with formulators across Eastman’s businesses (agrochemicals, coatings, adhesives
• Establish and run collaborations with external partners, e.g. customers, universities
• Conduct literature searches and monitor patent activity, to keep up with competing technologies
• Represent Eastman personal and home care businesses at technical meetings/conferences
 

Qualifications

• Master or PhD degree in sciences with strong drive for results and a hands on mentality.
• Experience in formulations for personal and/or home care formulations or related industries
• Knowledge of regulatory drivers in the industry
• Creativity to think out of the box in an industry with long history of innovation; willing to challenge the status quo
• Analytical thinking skills for designing the right experiments and correctly judging the results
• Experience in working in multi-functional project teams and customer facing situations
• Clear and effective written and oral communication in English is essential. Knowledge of Dutch, or willingness to learn is a plus
• Strong project management skills, actively engaging stakeholders, meeting deadlines, taking ownership of goals and results
• Positive team-player with courage to challenge differing opinions
 


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