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United States, Stamford, CT, Beauty Care

Beauty Care Formulator, Innovation


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • The role of the Formulator for the Innovation Team is to develop disruptive Beauty Care technology breakthroughs for both Hair and Body applications. 
  • Will liaise with existing Product Development & Marketing teams to provide long term solutions to problems that require a longer development cycle. 
  • Must ensure the technology meets performance criteria and to collaborate with a cross-functional team to transition these product to the Product Development team at the appropriate time.  
  • Provides lead on assigned projects, which involves problem solving, data generation, analysis, and interpretation. 
  • Consistently leads key tasks to completion by conducting well-designed experiments
  • Thoroughly understands product development and business processes, regulatory requirements, and test methods required to deliver a quality product, and conduct laboratory experiments. 
  • Represents the department on technical issues; this role provides a broad spectrum of expertise.  
  • Identifies and assesses technical business opportunities and/or problems and provides recommendations to management for solutions to these problems and makes independent decisions with limited direction.
  • Develop technologies for both Hair and Body Care categories that provide significant consumer benefit improvements
  • Work with a cross-functional team to ensure these technologies meet business capabilities and needs
  • Develop new methodologies and tests designed to solve specific problems. Interprets results and provides recommendations.
  • Develop, recommend, and execute solid R&D approaches to support key product initiatives and business strategy.
  • Conducts own laboratory experiments. May also supervise work of laboratory technicians or more junior level scientists.
  • Maintains documentation of lab results, conclusions, and next steps.
  • Create technical reports; effectively presents experimental data and results; consults with external resources


  • BS/MS plus greater than 5 years of experience; PhD plus 0-5 years of experience
  • OTC product experience is preferred but not required
  • Strong problem solving skills and positive attitude.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills. Quick learner
  • Strong agility in learning new computer systems.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190004I8


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