Laboratory technologist

BASF West Africa

Job Summary

Developing frame formulations with BASF raw materials for the Sub-Sahara Africa market for hair and skin care applications. Enable the Application Technology Manager to present developed formulations to customers to generate business, especially the specialty products.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

BASF - We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

What You Can Expect

Core responsibilities will include the following:

  • Managing the formulations development part of new product development projects, margin enhancement projects and customer support projects, against the agreed objectives and timings
  • Identifying potential project risks and building contingencies into the plan
  • Conducting literature searches and benchmark studies
  • Proposing, preparing and testing new/improved formulations against project objectives
  • Evaluating the new/improved formulations against the product brief and write technical reports on the findings
  • Supporting the lab manager in the implementation of GLP and ESH in the laboratory
  • Responsible for storing in managed and shared folders and to provide the necessary documentation of the new/reformulated products to Sales and customers as is necessary.

What We Expect

  • Bachelor's degree in Sciences or Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with Research & Development (R&D) & related functions on product development in personal care or otherwise have developed knowledge and skills about personal care products
  • Strong MS Office proficiency
  • Good communication & organizational skills, team player and self-starter with good sense of aesthetics and creativity
  • Good analytical thinking skills
  • Willingness to travel to Customer Sites.

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