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Formulation Manager, Greater China

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Shanghai, Pudong New Area, Sha, CN, 201206

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and a strong desire to reveal your potential in one of the industry’s most innovative Cosmetics Ingredients company? Join us!

IFF-Lucas Meyer Cosmetics is seeking a passionate and results driven Formulation Manager, Greater China! Our business is expanding and we aim to provide strong technical support for our Cosmetics Ingredients customers.


Your Focus


As Formulation Manager, Greater China, you will drive the technical support for Greater China sales managers, and customers and provide formulation support for the business. The role will see you leading implementation of global priorities and formulation strategies at Greater China level. You will run training in our customer facilities,  create or adapt  formulations of prototypes  for marketing promotion, on top of representing Greater China as technical lead in Cosmetics Ingredients exhibitions. 


The role is initially based in Jinqiao, Shanghai, and will report to the Global Formulation Director.


How You Will Contribute

  • Implement the overall global priorities and formulation/application strategies into a Greater China context
  • Setup a formulation laboratory from concept to operational for China site
  • Provide technical support to Greater China sales managers and customers (i.e. cosmetic manufacturers) by:
    • Ensuring formulation assistance for Greater China customers, being the technical contact for any question related to formulation of LMC ingredients
    • Organizing and being in charge of hands-on lab demonstrations 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 for Greater China market 
    • Identifying accordingly new appropriate prototypes developments which illustrate Lucas Meyer Cosmetics range of emulsifiers, gelling agents, liposomes precursors and active ingredients
    • Implementing 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 APAC Sales Director 
  • 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

Job Requirements

What you will need to be successful

  • Master degree in Chemistry / Cosmetics Sciences / Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 7 years proven track record experience in a cosmetic laboratory
  • Experience in creating a formulation laboratory from concept to becoming operational is a definite plus.
  • An experience in scaling up is a strong asset
  • An experience in creating a formulation laboratory from concept to becoming operational is a definite plus
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about cosmetic products with a very good knowledge of trends in Greater China
  • Curious and creative mindset with hands-on approach
  • Good communication skills and ability to speak in front of an audience: diplomatic and able to adapt to various cultures in APAC
  • Good pedagogical and listening skills
  • Organized, thorough with strong attention to details 
  • Independent and have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to collaborate across function and different levels to achieve business results
  • Open to some travelling (20% to 30% of time) post COVID



About IFF-Lucas Meyer Cosmetics 


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.



IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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