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LATAM Regional Formulation Laboratory Manager

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Santana de Parnaiba, Sao Paulo, BR, 06543-320

Company: IFF Family of Companies

In order to sustain its expansion and to pursue in providing strong technical assistance to customers, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics seeks a Regional Formulation who will be in charge of LATAM region.


You have an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong desire to reveal your potential in one of the industry’s most innovative company? Join the spirit!


Lucas Meyer Cosmetics is the business unit of IFF which develops, manufactures and markets innovative ingredients for the cosmetic and personal care industry.     We  offer active ingredients, functional ingredients and delivery systems from various origins.

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ portfolio of ingredients is available worldwide through a network of distributors and professional agents in more than 50 countries in North   America, Europe and Asia. Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ team encompasses about 90 scientists and sales and marketing professionals located in Canada, France, Australia, Asia and the USA.


Key Responsibilities


  • Implement the overall global priorities and formulation/application strategy into a regional formulation/application strategy
  • Provide technical support to regional sales reps and customers (i.e. cosmetic manufacturers) by:
  • Ensuring formulation assistance for LATAM customers, being the technical contact for any question related to formulation of LMC ingredients
  • Organizing and taking in charge hands-on lab demos in customers’ labs or in LMC’s facilities
  • Working in close collaboration with Regional Marketing Team to develop and organize promotional events including presentations (exhibitions, webinars, congress…)
  • Ensuring technical intelligence on regional market
  • Identifying accordingly new appropriate prototypes developments which illustrate Lucas Meyer Cosmetics range of emulsifiers, gelling agents, liposomes precursors and active ingredients
  • Evaluating adaptation of existing chassis developed by our France-based Laboratories to respond to specific formulation briefs received from local/ regional cosmetic brands & customers
  • Ensuring good activities coordination with French-based laboratory
  • Act as technical interface with our France-based Center of Expertise, while reporting to France-based Global Formulation Director with a dotted line to LATAM Sales Manager
  • Master and champion regional customer and consumer understanding, competitors and identify untapped consumer/customer needs and market dynamics. Feeding of insights into the LMC global organization


Required Experience and Skills 


  • Master degree in chemistry / pharmacy /chemical engineering with cosmetics sciences expertise
  • Has a good experience in formulation (at least 7 years in a cosmetic laboratory)
  • An experience in scale up is a strong asset
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about cosmetic products with a very good knowledge of regional/ local market
  • Creative mindset
  • Good communication skills and ability to speak in front of an audience: diplomat and able to adapt to various cultures in LATAM
  • Good pedagogical skills and a sense of listening
  • Organized
  • Able to work alone and have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Open to some travelling (20% to 30% of time)
  • English and Spanish speaking


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more…