Senior Scientist-Personal Care

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning, and disinfection products. We're currently looking for a Senior Scientist, Personal Care in our Montvale, NJ location. POSITION PURPOSE: The Senior Scientist Personal Care position is a critical role within the Nice-Pak R&D organization, supporting product development efforts and providing technical oversight for our personal care wipes across multiple product categories for our Branded and Private Label businesses. In this role, the Senior Scientist will serve as the lead formulator and project owner for multiple product development and innovation initiatives covering baby wipes, facial wipes, moist toilet tissue/flushable wipes, medicated (FDA OTC) wipes, and other common personal care wipe applications. This role will work cross-functionally with Marketing, Sales, Operations, Regulatory, and Legal to move projects from concept to launch to achieve desired milestones and objectives. It is an ideal opportunity for any individual looking to leverage and develop his/her technical skills, with an opportunity for career advancement in a dynamic, fast-paced, and challenging work environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES: * Lead technical and formula development aspects for assigned projects and advance them through the product development process, working cross-functionally with Nonwoven Engineering, Packaging, Marketing, Consumer Insights, Procurement, Regulatory, Legal and Operations * Utilize technical expertise and formulation skills to identify new wet wipe ingredients, technologies, and benefits personal care wipes, and develop new products that address consumer needs * Coordinate all technical testing and claims support needs for new wet wipe developments including performance testing, clinical testing. stability testing, safety tests, and consumer in-home use studies * Work with internal and external partners to identify new technologies and innovation opportunities that can be applied to Nice Pak's wet wipes portfolio for potential innovation and business growth opportunities * Collaborate with Marketing and Project Management to develop, prioritize and execute assigned project portfolio * Conduct ongoing competitor product and technology assessments for assigned personal care categories to ensure understanding of the latest developments in relevant wet wipe product categories * Support the development of technical product strategies and plans for innovation projects and execute with excellence * Develop, write and validate new test methods to support new technology/benefit claims as needed * Partner with Operations/Manufacturing to validate and scale-up new personal care wet wipe product developments and innovations; issue justification proposals for any new equipment/process required to support new innovation development and manufacture * Build detailed technical knowledge of the personal care wet wipe product portfolio and leverage within daily activities * Foster personal development growth with continuous coaching and feedback on career development partnering with HR and direct line manager * Supervise and develop any assigned direct reports PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS: * Achievement: Ability to deliver technical work on time, without issue, and in a quality manner * Ownership: Ability to demonstrate strong ownership of assigned projects and project workability to work independently * Partnership Skills: Ability to work well cross-functionally, communicate effectively and work as part of a team to achieve objectives * Entrepreneurial Skills: Ability to demonstrate creativity in the role, explore new and more efficient ways of working and contribute new product ideas QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Bachelors' Degree in Chemistry or related, relevant scientific discipline REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: * Understanding of the Product Development Process from concept ideation through launch * Computer proficiency (Outlook / Word / Excel / Project) EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: * 5-7+ year's prior work experience in the development of new products for personal care applications; previous experience working with nonwovens/wipes is an advantage * Proven track record of developing and launching new products as part of a cross-functional team * Prior experience working on either OTC products is a plus SKILLS/ABILITIES: * Proactive, results-oriented with good leadership skills and a drive for achievement * Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively cross-functionally * Excellent communication and networking skills * Ability to multi-task, with strong time management skills * Independent with a willingness to take on new challenges * Strong problem solving and project management skills * Ability to work in a fast pace environment and adapt readily to change * Strong intellectual curiosity - always looking for new ways to improve products or processes WORKING CONDITIONS: LABORATORY & OFFICE ENVIRONMENT: * Associate will work in a laboratory and office environment with some travel to manufacturing facilities Visit us at LinkedIn #LI-AZ1 #LI-NICEPAK

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