Formulation Scientist

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Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

As the Global Hair Care R&D Technical Service Formulation Scientist, you will deliver gorgeous hair by working and developing new and innovative hair care products and formulations to deliver unique, salon-style luxury performance to our customers.



  • Execute hair care projects assigned by global applications manager
  • Provide technical support to sales and marketing functions through application development efforts and customer-directed research programs
  • Serve as lead formulation chemist and primary technical lead for North America customers driven tactical projects
  • Able to anticipate, determine and understand customer unmet needs, competitive products, market trends, and apply Lubrizol product technologies to satisfy those requirements
  • Work closely with the technical team to develop prototype formulations to support global product launches and North America regional market initiatives
  • Engage with key technical customer contacts to provide troubleshooting and formulating services and to identify new growth opportunities. Communicate these opportunities back to the global technical and marketing team
  • Train North America customers/distributors on current market concepts
  • Support North America sales by attending value-driven market/project specific customer meetings
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations to a variety of audiences. Provide written monthly reports and regularly communicate project and timeline to the management team
  • Manage concurrent multiple development projects
  • Up to 20% domestic travel to visit customers



  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related field from an accredited college/university
  • 7+ years of hair care product formulations development and customer technical service, testing experience including styling, shampoo, conditioner, treatment, masque, etc.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% as needed to support existing customer products, and commercialization of new products
  • Excellent decision-making, problem-solving skills, and ability to interpret and translate experimental results into customer needs
  • Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Must be able to develop and deliver effective technical presentations internally and at customer locations and conferences
  • Self-starter, highly motivated toward achievements, result-oriented
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple assignments with minimal supervision, work well individually and in team settings
  • Solid record keeping skills
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office

What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave





If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.







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