Technical Development Manager/Chemist: Competitive salary and benefits package


There is great scope for creativity and personal development within this role, and you...

Aston Chemicals is a leading distributor of speciality raw materials to the European Cosmetic and Toiletry industries. We are known for our exceptionally high levels of customer service and rigorous scientific approach. With 24 employees in the UK and 7 in Poland, we are a small, dynamic company where it is possible to influence decision-making and really make a difference.

As part of our service we have an application laboratory which we use to better understand raw materials and develop innovative formulations. Due to the extensive demand for these services, we have a vacancy for a Technical Development Manager/Chemist. This role includes responsibility for:

  • Investigating new products and assessing their functionality and possible applications
  • Evaluating new and interesting technologies applicable to Personal Care products
  • Developing formulations to demonstrate the benefits of our products
  • Creating new formulations in response to customer briefs
  • Developing Company strategy regarding how best to promote our wide range of products, and sourcing new products
  • Developing Trends presentations supported by formulations
  • Communicating complex technical information clearly and concisely
  • Supporting our Sales teams in the UK and Poland by providing them with information, presentations and formulations
  • Visiting customers with both the UK and Polish sales teams
  • Travelling worldwide to attend technical exhibitions and symposia and to visit our suppliers

You will have:

  • A strong scientific education and preferably a degree in a scientific subject.
  • Broad knowledge of Cosmetic and Toiletry formulations
  • The ability to learn and understand new technologies, and apply this knowledge to formulation and business development
  • A scientific approach to problem solving
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Full UK driving licence
  • The ability and aspiration to travel world-wide

You must be:

  • Thorough
  • Methodical
  • Organised
  • Accurate
  • Self-motivated and autonomous
  • A clear and concise communicator and a team player
  • Customer service-oriented

There is great scope for creativity and personal development within this role, and you will be supported by extensive training on our products, a fully equipped laboratory, enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, and outside training if required. This role is essential in enabling Aston Chemicals to continue to provide our customers and suppliers with excellence in innovation and customer service. We are therefore looking for an exceptional person who will appreciate the exciting opportunities that Aston Chemicals can offer.

Please send a CV, covering letter and a personal statement explaining what you think you could bring to this role, to Dr Dani Loughran at