Avon Corp Job Opportunity - January 2017

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The Avon corporation is seeking candidates for a Development Chemist position (see below).

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Development Chemist


Suffern, NY

Job Description


The candidate is expected to identify, explore and develop novel and innovative color cosmetic products to drive towards business results. They will lead formulation efforts to integrate technologies with consumer insights and needs, translating into actionable product prototypes that demonstrate unique, perceivable benefits for consumers.  The candidate is expected to have a broad breath of understanding of material trends in the cosmetic and other allied industries to drive innovative formulations into breakthrough products through experimentation with unique raw materials, formulation approaches and processing techniques.  They will also be responsible for planning and designing product and technical approaches of multiple initiatives that lead to productive outcomes either as a member or leader of a team.  They will be required to operate independently as part of a larger matrix environment, where they must be able to effectively interface with business partners to identify and deliver against consumer needs.


• B.S. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or an equivalent scientific discipline and a minimum of 3-5 years of product formulation or related bench experience, or a Ph.D. with 0-5 years of industry experience. 
• Technical knowledge of chemistry, polymers, colorants, emulsions, surfactants, and other raw materials used in the cosmetic industry.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a matrix team with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to multitask and work within a flexible environment.
• Ability to influence peers as well as key decision makers across the organization and be equally comfortable understanding both the in-depth technical details and big picture related to program responsibilities.
• Proven track record of product introductions, patents, scientific publications and/or novel product claims are a plus.
• Understanding of consumer insights related to product development, and experience in assessing and developing intellectual property are a plus. 
• Understanding of competitive landscape within cosmetic industry is a plus.

Job Family

Product Development

Avon Corporate Location

Suffern API