Jan 21

Subject: Senior Development Chemist -JHB

A fantastic opportunity has opened for an ambitious Research and Development manager to join our leading beauty business, helping to drive growth at an exciting and busy time. 

We are looking for a confident, motivated, hardworking, engaging and dedicated individual with a ‘can do’ attitude. You will be instrumental in working with the senior management team specialising in bespoke product development and formulation, significantly contributing to commercial targets and planning processes.

Working with premium brands and developing high quality products, we live and breathe innovation, new technology and are at the forefront of our industry.
Key Responsibilities
New Product Development

  • Working with the commercial team on NPD briefs taking from concept through to launch
  • Working with customers on briefs, technologies, textures and innovations
  • Oversee and co-ordinate the research and development of new products as per request.
  • Development for formulas through stability, micro and compatibility testing
  • Quick turnaround time for formulations, method of manufacture and finished product specification of all approved products
  • Compilation of product dossiers on final project approval to include all technical data on raw materials researched and used, all development formulae, the final approved formulation, the product costing, the ingredient listing, the master batch manufacturing record and any other relevant notes pertaining to the project.
  • Responsible for researching and developing new products per quarter to add to general formulation database.
  • Present new ideas and ‘blue sky’ formulations to new and existing customers
  • Keeping up to date on trends and attending cosmetic seminars and events
  • Pushes the boundaries to live and breathe innovation

 General Management

  • Acting as duty chemist across the factory during manufacturing process being a trouble shooter and solution focused
  • Manages the development of team by ensuring that project tasks are in line with each member’s key competency areas and interests when possible.


  • Proven experience in formulating in the skin care, personal care and colour cosmetics sector
  • Educational requirements include a high school diploma, and BSc or National Diploma in Chemistry or equivalent experiential training/experience.
  • Coschem Diploma will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 or more years’ experience in Toiletries/Cosmetic R&D environment
  • The company may administer dexterity or academic tests to ensure the applicant will be able to perform duties efficiently. Required skills can include the ability to sort, test, disassemble and reassemble products or goods

Interested candidates are to send their cv to zanelem@sdkagencies.com

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Dec 04

Sales Manager – South Africa

Chemgrit Cosmetics is looking for a dynamic Sales Manager with an entrepreneurial spirit. – The individual should be self-motivated and passionate about the cosmetics industry.
–  Achieve sales growth and hit sales targets by successfully managing the sales team
–  Implement a strategic business plan that expands Chemgrit Cosmetics footprint in the Southern African market and ensures its strong presence. 
– Maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships by partnering with them and understanding their needs. 
–  Identify emerging markets and market shifts while being fully aware of new products and competition status-  Maintain relationships with current suppliers and build up strong product knowledge 

Requirements:– BSc or Coschem Diploma- 5 years + proven sales record- Management experience – Grit and determination- A positive attitude – Willing to travel domestically and internationally Competitive package with car allowance.
Interested parties to send their cv’s to

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