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Associate Product Developer

Wella Inc, US – Morris Plains, New Jersey

“Wella’ is one of the world’s leading professional and retail hair companies. It is a beauty collective with a mission to enable consumers to look & feel like their true self. Its love brands, which include beauty icons such as Wella, Clairol, OPI, and ghd (all together “Wella”), are co-created by & designed for the beauty junkies of today & tomorrow. Following the signing of an agreement with global investment firm KKR for the divestiture of Coty’s Professional and Retail Hair businesses, “Wella” is on its way to become a fully independent, standalone company with its own management team and operational structures. At closing, our new Company will have presence in over 100 countries and an estimated annual net revenue of $2.3Bn. “Wella” and its brands, are and will remain committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment. For additional information about “Wella” please visit



In our dynamic Research & Development team you will be influencing the core of the customer & consumer delight. You will join a diverse team of highly passionate Scientists, Engineers and Hair Stylists innovating at the forefront of technology and beauty trends:

We own End to End Innovation​ through an empowered learning culture; exploring, developing and qualifying innovations that delight​.

We innovate to create the future of the Company guided by focused consumer research and the trends that will grow our industry long term​.

We feel and act like parents of the industry​ with safety, sustainability, quality and regulatory front and center to our work​

Join the Wella family and come with us on an exciting journey exploring new opportunities as a stand-alone company!



We are actively looking for our future Clairol Retail Hair Color Lab Technician. You will work across  multiple retail Hair Color projects designed to drive category innovation and growth.  You will support the formulation design, shading and batch making requests for the current business formula requests and the newest industry trends and innovations.  


Key responsibilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with project team and build effective working relationships.
  • Learn to operate all lab processing equipment and follow established lab procedures.
  • Batch Preparation: Hair Color (Liquid/Crème/Gels), Hair Color Developers
  • Batch Analysis: pH, Viscosity, Weights, Temp and Visual Inspection,
  • Tress Dye-Outs and Color Assessment
  • Quality Lab Practices: Equipment calibration, raw material handling, inventory labeling and transfer, product disposal, data entry and reporting
  • Finished product preparation: Packing and labeling bulk product, assistance with labeling and shipping
  • Complete all projects and associated tasks on time and to standard of project managers

  • Associate Degree in Science related field with previous lab experience or 4 year BS degree in Chemistry, Biology or other applied science related field.
  • Lab experience, preference in the Hair Color/Care lab or formulated wet chemistry. 
  • Passion for learning about analytical chemistry principles and methods with the ability to execute experiments and accurately record results.
  • Technical Data Reporting skills and detailed attention to follow SOPs, Test Methods, and Work Instructions.
  • Highly proficient in usage of IT tools – Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Team player with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently



We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at:


We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey