A large manufacturer in the home care manufacturing industry is looking for an R&D Specialist for their site in Durban. Critical aspects of the role entails a minimum of 8 years experience (at least 3 years of that in a analytical laboratory role) managing R&D operations, new innovations, improvements and or alternatives to current product lines, doing plant trials, liaising with internal and external customers on new product lines, assisting production and packaging departments on new product launches, the ability to save costs through for instance material substitutions, sourcing of cheaper raw materials etc.
A diploma / degree in Analytical chemistry is a non-negotiable. Your experience in formulating of new new products in the fmcg manufacturing industry is a major advantage for this role, ideally chemicals, home care products etc.
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