Cosmetic Applications Scientist Temporary

Customer Innovation Malmo, Malmo


Cosmetic Applications Scientist for Personal Care

AAK Personal Care is looking for an experienced and creative Cosmetic Applications Scientist reporting into the Customer Innovation and Technical Support team. AAK Personal Care markets and sells plant derived emollients and functional ingredients for the global cosmetic and personal care industry. The main role of the Applications Scientist is to initiate and manage application/formulation projects incl. claims substantiation initiatives to support our global sales, marketing and innovation processes. An important task is to create, drive and maintain formulator networks with subsidiaries, distributors, external formulation consultants and contractors.

About the position

Cosmetic Applications Scientist responsibilities on a daily basis:

  • Solves formulation issues and proposes solutions to customers’ formulation challenges
  • Participates in customer dialogue as a recognized application specialist
  • Monitors formulation trends and converts them to opportunities for AAK PC ingredients
  • Creates inspirational formulations for our marketing activities
  • Participates as an application specialist in innovation and marketing projects
  • Drives claims substantiation initiatives through external partners
  • Maintains and develops appropriate laboratory facilities and formulations databases

The position is based in Malmö, Sweden, with frequent presence in Karlshamn, Sweden, where the main formulation laboratory is located. This is a temporary position (18 months), replacement for maternity leave. You will report to our Director Customer Innovation and Technical Support, Personal Care. The position requires the ability to travel 20-30 days per year, mainly in Europe.

Who are you?

To be successful in this role you have a university degree in chemistry, cosmetic science, formulation science or similar. You have several years of professional experience from the cosmetics and personal care industry, in formulation, product development and innovation or new technology implementation. You have good communication skills, both oral and written. Fluency in English is a prerequisite.

We expect you to see the opportunities in customer dialogue and to drive the process to completion. To get there you work hard and in a persistent and systematic way. You have strong customer focus and are good at building long-term relationships and are motivated by reaching the department's goals. You like to be a part of a team but you are also able to work independently. Your energetic and proactive attitude helps creating new inspirational formulations to increase our market presence. As a person you have a high level of energy and have the ability to improve the department's performance in a creative way.

Contacts and application

For further information about the position please contact our Director Customer Innovation & Technical Support, Personal Care, Johanna Borné, phone no +46 723 886 023 or email

For further information about the recruitment process please contact HR Business Partner Marie Sundström, phone no +46 454-828 67 or email

Please submit your application with relevant enclosures soonest possible as applications are evaluated continuously. Last day for application is Thursday 31 October. 

We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

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