Senior Scientist - Skin Care Formulation

Employer
GOJO Industries, Inc.
Location
Akron, Ohio
Salary
base salary plus annual bonus and comprehensive benefits package; includes relocation
Closing date
May 20, 2022

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Field of specialization
Cosmetics / Toiletries / Soap
Work Function
Development-Product
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

The selected applicant will be onsite in our labs and offices in Akron, Ohio with some opportunity for remote work.

GOJO Industries, inventor of PURELL® branded well-being solutions, is the global leader in Healthy Skin and Healthy Places. We use the best science available to create breakthroughs that result in healthier people and environments.

Our 75-year success as a Family Enterprise is propelled by our collaborative culture of Purpose-driven colleagues. We work in ways that nourish our growth and build flourishing teams. We care about each other, and embody the health and well-being we bring to the world.

The opportunities we have to make a difference in people’s lives drive us. If this inspires you, please join us at GOJO.

Role Objective

Develop innovative and differentiated formula solutions for skin care (soaps, hand sanitizers, etc.) to support business strategy and commercialization objectives and ensure successful realization of GOJO purpose and vision.
Identify, evaluate, optimize, and implement new and novel technologies and support the implementation of key corporate strategies through technology and experience.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

•    Develops new and innovative technologies, formulation architectures, research processes, laboratory techniques, that result in or contribute to products that deliver competitive advantage to meet business needs
•    Maintains expert knowledge of GOJO skin care product formulations and associated performance relative to competitive products
•    Provides deep insights into structure/function relationship of formulation components that inform ingredient selection and screening, including next generation chemistries in the context of Sustainability 
•    Collaborates with cross-functional teams to translate “jobs to be done” and market insights to generate user requirements, to support and substantiate claims and to create technical specifications, 
•    Effectively uses project planning techniques and tools to drive multiple concurrent new technology opportunities to sound proof of principle and Stage Gate business decisions
•    Partners with external suppliers to foster innovative opportunities that leverage supplier technology and competencies.  Fosters long term strategic partnerships with select external partners.
•    Partners with external thought leaders to advance science and influence public knowledge and behavior 
•    Selectively creates and applies intellectual property (including publications) to advance innovation and competitive advantage
•    Proactively scans and researches new concepts, raw materials, technical opportunities, and external partnerships
•    Leads or represents R&D on project teams by appropriately providing, interpreting, and communicating practical technical information and project status
•    Maintains Customer Focus by striving to understand customer needs and partnering with Total Solutions and Market Research teams to translate needs to technical solutions
•    Maintains strong collaborative relationships with R&D partners including the Advanced Formulation team, Skin Care and Clinical Sciences group, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, and the Development Lab
•    Collaborates throughout Enterprise and with external partners, interacting with various groups such as Supply Chain, Regulatory, Marketing, Product Management, external suppliers, and consultants
•    Establishes and maintains relationships with external suppliers and actively pursues advancement of the GOJO ingredient pallet through the combined lens of performance innovation, sustainability, and clean chemistry principles
•    Participates in relevant Trade organizations to proactively follow emerging industry trends and advancements in ingredients, test methodologies, and claims
 

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience
  • BS required; MS, or PhD in appropriate scientific field, preferably chemistry, preferred
  • Experience in formulating personal care products, preferably in skin hygiene and topical antimicrobial efficacy

  Travel Requirements

Overnight Travel - sporadic - required.

Travel between campus locations in Northeast Ohio as needed

Company

GOJO Industries, Inc. manufactures PURELL, PROVON and GOJO brand professional skin care products and has a 57-year history of leadership in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in a variety of markets, including healthcare, foodservice, manufacturing, automotive, education and military. A global manufacturer with offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and Brazil, GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

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