Nestlé Skin Health’s is a global leader focused on enhancing the quality of life by delivering science-based solutions for the health of skin, hair and nails.
As one of the category’s leading companies, Nestlé Skin Health conducts groundbreaking product research to provide both the healthcare community and the consumer with an ongoing progression of innovative technologies and products to protect, serve and enhance skin health.
Nestlé Skin Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé.
For our Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) Consumer Care based in Lausanne, Switzerland, we are currently looking for a :
Stabilityand analytical senior scientist
In this challenging and dynamic role, you will be part of the Global Product Development Team reporting to the Technical Category Senior Manager.
You are a professional with at least 5 years of experience in a similar position within cosmetics or OTC products development in an international company.
In this role, your core Mission will be administering and directing all aspects of the stability internal and external programs.
You will manage the relationship with CROs in charge of stability studies and ensure that the systems are efficient and engineered to provide quality data in a timely fashion.
Further, you will be responsible for coordinating all activities including stability alerts with analytical development, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and Manufacturing.
You are responsible for directing the enrolment of batches into the stability program to satisfy regulatory, validation commitments, and special consumer needs.
Your main responsibilities :
Direct the maintenance of stability information, including preparing and maintaining written stability protocols for each product formulation, the stability database and trend analysis and interpretation for each product formulation.
Manage these activities with the external partner when the stability program is run by a CRO
Responsible for ensuring stability chambers and monitoring system are performing within set requirements. Respond on an urgent & priority basis to changes in stability chamber conditions
Analyse and interpret statistical data including but not limited to regression analysis, data pooling, expiration data and the identification of trends for both internal and external studies
Represent Stability as the site expert on core teams for projects and act as internal point person for all stability related issues including all stability investigations
Initiation and management of all stability studies within LIMS or other specific database.
Manage / perform sample initiation and corresponding sample pulls (aliquotting, labelling, and distribution into appropriate stability chambers).
Responsible for inventory of controlled stability samples
Performs comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of stability data (own, internal and external). Authors and / or Reviews quality of stability data / reports / documents
Your profile :
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or similar scientific field
Proficiency in English
more than 5 years’ experience in a similar position within cosmetics or OTC products development in an preferably in an international company
Strong understanding or previously demonstrated experience in pharmaceutical / OTC stability programs and processes is highly preferred
Working knowledge of cGMPs in an FDA regulated environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills at all levels within the organization
Strong technical writing capability
Excellent influencing, organizational and project management skills
Experience in negotiating and agreeing timelines & milestones with sponsors / business partners and continually monitoring progress to ensure timely delivery on projects
Positivity, Flexibility and adaptability with Agile thinking
Ability to manage stress and dynamic environmental changes
Ability to manage problem solving
Entrepreneurial mind-set (creative thinking and innovation)