Employment Opportunities

  • Sales Manager Mid-West – Personal Care Industry (10/27/2020)

    Company Name:  DKSH North America Inc.

    Are you looking for a fast-paced sales position within the Personal Care Industry with a specialized distributor?  If you have prior personal care sales experience and an entrepreneurial mindset, DKSH North America wants to hear from you.

    Job Summary:

    ·         Increase sales of personal care specialty ingredients in the Mid-West Region

    ·         Establish, leverage, and expand long-lasting relationships within R&D & Purchasing

    ·         Cover the defined territory and frequently visit customers to grow sales in the Mid-West territory

    ·         Timely reporting in CRM system and thorough follow up with customers and clients

    Skills Required:

    ·         Minimum 5 years of sales experience in the Personal Care Industry

    ·         University degree in chemistry, biology, and/or business

    ·         Prior distribution and / or household experience is a strong plus

    ·         Entrepreneurial mindset, results-driven, customer-focused, strong business acumen with a positive can-do attitude

    ·         Knowledge of MS Office tools and CRM systems

    ·         Good internal and external communication, presentation skills

    ·         Strong Mid-West network

    ·         Basic knowledge of Incoterms and custom tariffs

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at danika.johnson@dksh.com for more information.

  • Account Manager (8/25/2020)

    Ethox Chemicals, LLC, a leading specialty surfactant company is seeking an Account Manager for the
    personal care market

    • To generate sales by expanding and maintaining relationships with existing clients and
    prospective new accounts.
    • Promote new and alternative ingredients and technologies
    • Obtain and evaluate feedback on sample and technologies
    • Keep abreast of market trends, new technology, pricing and customer projects.
    • Participate in trade shows, sales conference calls and a yearly sales meeting.
    • Work with key distributors to assist in promoting new and existing technologies
    • Relying on superior communication and interpersonal skills, you will provide effective
    communication to Technical, Supply Chain and Management.
    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in chemistry or related field.
    • Minimum 5 years of sales experience, 3 in the personal care industry.
    • Excellent follow-up, communication and computer skills.
    • Willing to travel with some overnight stays.
    • Base salary plus commission
    • Health Insurance
    • Company Vehicle
    • 401K retirement plan with that include company-matching contributions
    Please send all inquiries to Mr. Chris Welch (VP Sales) at cwelch@ethox.com

  • Formulation Chemist (6/15/2020)

    Location: Meridian, ID

    Apply: https://jobs-scentsy.icims.com/jobs/2446/formulation-chemist/job

    Intermountain Blending & Filling (a sister company of Scentsy) is looking for a Formulation Chemist to develop and improve Scentsy personal care and home care formulas.

    What You Would Do:

    • Formulate and facilitate the development of innovative products, line extensions, and product improvements in personal care and home care products in line with company objectives
    • Identify and maintain external partnerships to develop new technologies and conceptual ideas in personal care and home care
    • Provide technical support to manufacturing on new and existing products
    • Assist QA (Quality Assurance)/QC (Quality Control) in development of test methods for raw materials and finished products
    • Create specifications for raw materials and laboratory, scale-up, and production formulation batches
    • Assist with production testing
    • Assist with evaluation of new product, packaging, and equipment needs
    • Coordinate stability, microbiological, safety, and efficacy tests
    • Maintain constant cross-functional communication with Legal, Research and Development (R&D), and Scentsy Manufacturing teams
    • Maintain laboratory order and cleanliness
    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
    • Maintain laboratory equipment, managing preventive maintenance (PM) and calibrations
    • Oversee consumables supply inventories and create requisitions to replenish as needed
    • Perform all other assigned tasks and requirements as needed

    You Should Have:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
    • 3+ years of formulation and production experience
    • 2+ years of experience in development of personal care products

    Things You Should Know & Be Able To Do:

    • Strong knowledge of formulations for personal care and home care products that can deliver a fragrance experience
    • Knowledge of laundry products
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced laboratory environment, working safely with laboratory equipment, chemicals, and manufacturing raw materials, including fragrances
    • Laboratory background in analytical instrumentation with working knowledge in gas chromatography, rheometers, and FT-IR (Fourier Transform Infrared), a plus
    • Clear and direct written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
    • Ability to determine smell and color hues
    • Occasionally works around moving machinery and equipment
    • Frequently exposed to strong scents and raw chemicals
    • Ability to frequently stand, have both arms and legs accessible, and push and pull
    • Ability to occasionally bend, sit, squat, crawl, walk, and reach above shoulder level
    • Ability to frequently read, comprehend, write, perform complex mathematic calculations, communicate orally, and reason and analyze
    • Ability to work at a computer station and view a computer screen for extended periods of time
    • Working knowledge of computers and all applicable software including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Midwest Technical Sales Representative (Full Time)- RITA Corporation (9/18/19)

    RITA Corporation

    850 S. Route 31 Crystal Lake, IL 60014


    · 3-5 years of sales experience preferred

    · Chemistry/cosmetic education or background required

    · Minimum 75% traveling / 25% office


    · Develop and maintain sales of designated key accounts within the assigned region. This involves contacting purchasing, R&D, QC/QA, company officers, and anyone else within each key account that is ultimately responsible for placing orders.

    · Determines the chemicals of interest to RITA used at each company contacted. Discusses on each call as many of the customer’s chemical requirements as is feasible and endeavors to at least mention the other RITA products used that are not discussed in detail to make sure the buyer knows what products are available from RITA. The Sales Representative should also determine the customer’s problems and use their consultative sales skills to apply the appropriate products/solutions to the problem.

    · The Sales Representative is responsible for investigating and assisting in customer complaints in a timely fashion.

    · It is the Sales Representative’s responsibility to stay up to date on each customer’s performance and ordering history.

    · The Sales Representative must stay informed on the chemical industry, the businesses in his/her territory and their line of products.

    · Attends all sales meetings and trade shows as indicated by management.

    · Relays information regarding competitive activity involving issues such as pricing and new promotions for products. Whenever possible, competitive pricing should be verified by seeing invoices, letters, or competitive quotes.

    · Prepares regular call reports stating any changes in customer activity. Also responsible for preparing monthly itineraries, technical service requests, and weekly expense reports.

    · Responsible for budgeting and forecasting for all major products sold within their regions. Work closely with purchasing to ensure appropriate stock levels are maintained at their distribution centers to best service their existing customers.

    · Responsible for managing all expenses within his region to maximize profitability of their individual P&L.

    · To survey the market thoroughly to foresee any potential or actual obstacles and to find new sales opportunities.

    · Influence and direct outside intermediaries of international affiliates (principles) who work with both the company and its customers.

    · Behave in such a way that an efficient, business like image of the company is presented.

    Please send resumes/cover letters to alabello@ritacorp.com.

  • R&D Formulation Chemist - KDC Columbus (6/3/19)

    KDC One is a large network of contract manufacturing sites throughout North America and Canada. The Columbus, OH site is currently looking for an R&D formulation chemist with 8+ years’ experience in personal care formulation and product development. Experience with rinse off cleansing systems is strongly preferred.

    For the full job description and to apply please follow the link below. Any questions can be sent to Cassandra Patterson @ cpatterson@kdc-columbus.com

  • Account Manager, Care (11/16/18)

    REPORTS TO: Segment Manager, Care

    DEPARTMENT: RCNA Central (TH Hilson)

    Contact: Gerren Bray, MS

    Human Resources Business Partner & Recruiting Manager


  • Cosmetic Chemist & Quality Assurance Specialist (10/10/18)

    Malibu Wellness, Inc. – Indianapolis, IN


    Malibu Wellness, Inc. is a 30+ year old company that manufactures hair, skin and other personal care products. The Cosmetic Chemist & Quality Assurance Specialist is a new position in our company. This position will assist the Compliance & Regulatory Manager in all areas of research, compliance, product quality, production efficiency, laboratory processes and export documentation for various countries. This position will ensure that the operations are following the cGMP standards and also help create new standard operating procedures (SOPs) across all departments in the company to develop greater reliability and simplicity.

    This position has a significant opportunity to advance in the company over the coming years. This person will become an expert in all aspects of the Operations of our company including, but not limited to procedures and techniques involved in formulations, filling and packaging.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    * Team up with the research scientists in all research & development activities such formulating new products, enhancing performance of existing products, perform product testing such as stability, pH, density, viscosity etc.

    * Assists the Compliance & Regulatory Manager to develop and maintain policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program.

    * Ensure compliance with US Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, and all its cGMP elements related to facilities, utilities, warehousing, production, testing, documentation, training, reports and records.

    * Review and approve quality systems documentation in multiple technical areas, including SOPs, batch records, protocols, forms, checklists, etc.

    * Provide ongoing support for the manufacturing of cosmetics and over the counter drug products.

    * Maintain quality systems activities such as metrics, documentation management, risk assessment, calibration laboratory equipment etc.

    * Prepare quality related regulatory documents to support validation and commercial production.

    * Perform Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and implement effective Corrective Action and Preventative Action (CAPA) to address operational and laboratory issues and investigations.

    * Facilitate formulation testing by contract labs.

    * Assist with supplier qualifications and internal and external audits.

    * Must be able to manage heavy workload and aggressive timelines, prioritize and work under pressure.

    * Perform duties in accordance with established company procedures and policies; perform other duties as assigned.

    * Interview staff to learn processes and write SOPs for future reference.

    * Monitor and work with Compliance & Regulatory Manager to coordinate activities of other departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities.

    * Develop and maintain an effective compliance communication program for the organization, promoting awareness of SOPs along with both new and existing compliance issues plus related policies and procedures.

    * Manages day-to-day operation of the compliance program.

    * Works with the Operations/Human Resources Manager to develop an effective compliance training program for new and existing employees.

    * Perform other requested tasks.

    Education / Experience / License and Certifications

    * Bachelor or Master’s degree in Science required.

    Additional Skills / Requirements:

    * Experience in formulating products.

    * English, grammar and clear writing skills.

    * Work experience in an organization demonstrating dependability, motivation and self-driven.

    * Ability to interface with Senior Level Executives during client meetings / presentations.

    * Ability to work and manage within a team environment effectively and create a relationship that is mutually respectful.

    * Strong organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    * Effective presentation, verbal and written communication skills.

    * Maintains confidential information.

    * Ability to organize and prioritize actions to help meet plant objectives and long-term vision of the Company.

    * Ability to teach, lead and develop others.

    * Strong computer skills in database management and documentation preparation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and other must be able to learn additional software as required).

    Resumes and covers letters should be emailed to Henry Owegi email address howegi@malibuwellness.com.

If you are interested in advertising an employment opportunity for your company, please email Xu (Suzie) Kang at kangxu@mail.uc.edu