Formulation Chemist, Hair Color

April 19, 2017

Teluca Inc.

Company Name:
Teluca Inc.
Company Description:
A family-owned business with decades of experience in the hair dye industry, Teluca was founded on the principle of providing outstanding value to our customers. Our offerings begin with uncanny market insight and continue with a partnership approach to supporting customers. Teluca's operating facilities in the USA and China adhere to the highest quality and service standards and our global distributor network is supported by a highly responsive technical service and regulatory staff.
Business Industry:
Job Title:
Formulation Chemist, Hair Color
Job Function:
Employment Type:

Job Description:
Fast growing, well established international company is looking for a self-driven, energetic and highly motivated Formulation Chemist to join their team. The company is committed to developing an impeccable team and servicing their distributor and customer network.


Formulation, Product Maintenance & Development
  • Evaluate and formulate finished products to showcase hair dyes and hair dye blends for:
           Color enhancing shampoos, conditioners & masks
           Color depositing gels, lotions, liquids, creams and foam products to cover gray and/or color hair
             (semi-permanent, demi-permanent, permanent & auto-oxidative hair color)
           Bleach and Lightening products

  • Evaluate performance of new and existing hair dyes and provide direction/feedback to Synthesis Group, Supply Chain and QC department
  • Author, create, review, revise, update and approve quality documents (product specifications, standard operating procedures and safety data sheets)
  • Perform stability testing on newly developed product lines
  • Develop new and improve existing product lines
  • New shade development and color matching
  • Meet with raw material suppliers and test raw materials
  • Maintain contact with raw material suppliers and retain knowledge of new products/trends related to hair color industry
  • Oversee, manage and maintain formula database (Formulator & Regulator)
Quality Control
  • Perform Quality Control on finished products using the following instruments:
           pH / pH meter
           Viscosity / Viscometer
           Color on hair / Color Spectrophotometer
           Active Oxygen / titration
           Troubleshoot production batches

  • Provide Education, Training & Technical Support as follows:
           Facilitate workshops (theoretical & practical) on color theory
           Provide Distributor training for all company’s products and services
           Provide on-going technical support for customers and distributors
           Provide technical information to marketing for collateral and proofread copy where appropriate

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Ability to study the composition and properties of hair color and hair care products
  • Ability to evaluate formulas, interpret results and communicate improvements
  • Ability to use and operate laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Color matching experience required
  • Experience with powder dispersion & emulsions required
  • Mathematical skills in calculation are paramount
  • Impeccable multi-tasking, organization, and time management skills
  • Critical thinking skills & solid independent decision making abilities
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • A strong team player with a positive and professional attitude and a strong bias for action to solve challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to attend meetings and seminars as requested and report on content
  • Ability to supervise technicians, entry-level chemists and temporary employees as company expands
  • Ability to provide technical advice, support, guidance and development to less experienced team members
  • Willing to travel internationally (primarily for training purposes)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry OR HEAVY experience in R&D Hair Color Lab 
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required
  • Must be proficient in computer based software (Formulator, Regulator, CIE Color QC, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
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