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Application Scientist - Skin Care Asia Pacific

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Date: Apr 2, 2018

Location: Shanghai, China, CN, 201204

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


BU/Function: PHHC

Location: Shanghai

Job Title:

Application Scientist, Skin Care APAC


Reporting to (Job Title):

Regional Technical Manager, PHC&SE APAC

Reporting to the Job Holder(subordinate):




Skin Care business including color cosmetics has been keeping robust growth in Asia pacific. The fast-growing market requires quick generation of new and creative formulations, concepts and products to fulfill continuously moving requirements. The development of these formulations, concepts and products are based on in-depth application know-how and rich formulation development experiences. This role takes regional technical lead in:

  • Developing new application/products/concepts in line with APAC marketing strategy, and achieveing successful technical delivery;
  • Building close connections with global skin essentials expertise, translating regional requirements into global new product development and accelerating the technical delivery of new launches.
  • Strengthening partnership with regional strategic customers through the collaboration on projects implementation.



  • Explore the unmet needs or technical gap, work closely with regional marketing, technical and commercial team to develop regional innovation projects, lead in developing the new applications / technologies for Asia Pacific.
  • Work closely with global technical and market team to leverage global expertise, transfer and adapt global launch into Asia Pacific application promotion tool.
  • Proactively connect with technical team outside Asia to share Asia market needs or technical gaps to global new product / application development to ensure the incorporation into new launch.
  • Lead responsible projects communication with global technical and other regional technical team, to complete project collaboratively.
  • Manage the assigned projects by systematically designing the experiments, qualifying in performing the tests, developing the trustable/accurate data, drawing the right conclusion and reporting the result at a timely manner.
  • Integrate active ingredients with functional ingredients for full skin care solutions development.
  • Develop in-depth application knowledge and know-how to support customer project launch.
  • Strengthen the technical capabilities for Asia Pacific and develop customized method to link subjective evaluation with objective parameters development.
  • Improve Lubrizol impact in industrial associations by presenting in key tradeshow, public papers, web-based promotion tool development, Wechat, Video launch or file the patents, etc.



  • Master or PhD degree in chemistry, polymer, chemical engineer or related field with more than 7 years of experiences or Bachelor degree with over 10 years experience.
  • Rich experiences in personal care industry especially skin care.
  • Solid experiences in sun care product development or color cosmetic development is a plus.
  • Finished good development experiences with scale-up experiences is a plus.  
  • Good understanding of customer formulation base, habits and trend in different countries in Asia Pacific.
  • Multiple projects management capability.
  • Self-motivated to acquire new technical knowledge, willing to explore without bias.
  • Fluent English in both written and oral.
  • Travel frequency: 30%.



  • Strong team work, good listening and communication skills
  • Customer and market focus
  • Sound execution capability
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Innovative

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