Formulation Scientist – OTC Healthcare Manufacturing

Formulation Scientist – OTC Healthcare Manufacturing Nottingham, England

Full Time Nottingham, England 19000 - 21150 GBP ANNUAL Today
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Nottingham Support Office

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Formulation Scientist – OTC Healthcare Manufacturing
Secondment / Fixed Term Contract – 18 Months

As a Formulation Scientist you will be joining a team of medicine subject matter experts facilitating a programme of technical transfers of Boots Branded OTC products. In this important predominantly non lab based role you will use your scientific and formulation expertise to lead the transfer of processes for a range of oral liquids and topical products working closely with contract manufactures in the UK and Europe.

About the role

The role holder will use their scientific and formulation knowledge to manage and oversee the successful technical transfer of a range of OTC medicines. Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Uses scientific and formulation expertise in relevant technology areas to ensure appropriate validation protocols are in place, reviews and makes recommendations to ensure they meet regulatory requirements
  • Uses scientific knowledge to optimise product specification within the regulatory parameters
  • Provides technical support and assesses validation trials and data
  • Conducts all necessary due diligence checks and is accountable for identifying and managing formulation and raw material technical risks
  • Works with a cross functional team of experts to define the technical transfer activity plan, responsible for ensuring that the formulation work plan is delivered
  • Accountable for quality and accurate formulation data and delivery of relevant technical documentation as part of a team responsible for regulatory submissions

We offer our Support Office team members a flexible, hybrid working approach based upon empowerment, accountability, care and trust which includes a balanced mix of remote and office-based working - this will be discussed with you as part of the application process.

What you'll need to have

  • You will have a scientific degree or relevant qualification, ideally within Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Science
  • You will have OTC formulation and processing experience and knowledge of consumer healthcare categories
  • Experience of generating, reviewing and approving technical documentation to support new or existing OTC products
  • You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, able to prioritise effectively and work collaboratively with a cross functional teams
  • Strong scientific acumen with a proven track record of delivering product solutions
  • An ability to communicate and manage risk to the business (inc. management of senior stakeholders) by balancing technical risk with business opportunity

Our Benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Generous employee discount plus enhanced discounts for Boots brands, Boots Opticians and Boots Hearingcare
  • Excellent onsite facilities including staff shop, opticians (including free eye tests for team members), gym, cafeteria, outdoor seating spaces and dry cleaning service

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you;(all rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility).

Why Boots

We're always looking for people who care; people who go the extra mile to change things for the better. You'll be joining a company that is evolving and always looking to improve. We foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we can change for the better.

What's next?

We are always open to discussing possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you, including job share and reduced hours. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to enable you to be at your best.

This role requires the successful candidate to complete a Pre-employment check after receiving an offer. Depending on your location you will asked to submit either a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service), PVG (Protection of Vulnerable groups) or an Access NI Check.

Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis.

Formulation Scientist – OTC Healthcare Manufacturing
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sebastian James
Unknown / Non-Applicable
10000+ Employees
Company - Private
Drug & Health Stores
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