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Req ID:  87623
Function:  R&D
Posted:  Mar 14, 2023

Geneva, GE, CH, 1290

Fragrance Product Development Scientist




Fragrance Product Development Scientist




About Coty


Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, skin and body care. Coty is the global leader in fragrance. Coty’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment. For additional information about Coty Inc., Please visit .




Scientist use his/her understanding of lab operations and science to perform critical delivery, execution, or/and experimental work of day-to-day R&D projects, including generating and analyzing data. Deliver sustained contributions that result in new and/or improved products, operations and capabilities.  Their work is typically "hands on," in a lab, pilot plant and TPMs .  

Under guidance, Scientist is responsible for performing R&D design tasks/project tasks and ideation– these can include forming hypotheses, identifying paths forward in formulation, improving operations and capabilities/working project aspects. They collaborate with more experienced colleagues and peers to move projects forward. They prepare proper analysis of data and conclusions or analyze overall quality and cost effectiveness of approaches. These are a vital part of the process of evaluating new hypotheses and new Formulas from us or TPMs.  They ensure the highest standard of quality work and release by owning and driving and representing what they do. 

Performs work requiring the application of knowledge in cosmetic chemistry and innovation in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of ingredients, methods, or techniques in product development. Develops products, capabilities or technologies with participation and guidance of supervisor or others. Employees at this level have the ability to contribute to the planning and execution of a broad range of technical tasks, propose and test their own observations and theories.  They also identify innovation opportunities and conduct proof of concept based on their experience. 




  •  Develops formulas based upon R&D briefs received from Marketing or due to Regulatory Reformulations 
  • Works with supervision to design experiments and schedule project activities. 
  • Able to accurately prepare laboratory batches, color matching juices, conduct stability testing and perform analysis on stability results. 
  • Able to guide Lab technician on preparing laboratory batches and stability readings. 
  • Initiate and record all other formula testing, including microbiological, safety and claims testing. 
  • Responsible of the scale up of the new formulas and piloting in the factories, discuss with the right people to get the right support. 
  • Assists in developing solutions to a wide range of complex problems that require ingenuity and creativity. 
  • Utilizes good judgement and makes timely, practical, and technically sound decisions. 
  • Updates supervisor on Sr Manager on current projects on a regular basis. 
  • Disseminates all required formula information, including Batch Cards, Manufacturing Instructions, Specifications, Ingredient listing. 
  • Complete dossier documentation and raw material coding information. 
  • Communicates directly with individuals throughout the Coty organization to obtain or disseminate information on projects. 
  • Maintains excellent lab documentation of results, conclusion, and next steps. 
  • Develops technical capabilities outside the initiative environment that requires, creativity, innovation, analytical thinking. Look for resources and takes ownership of the deliverables agreed with the manager. 
  • Meet with raw material vendors to source novel ingredients. 
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures, including confidentiality and good laboratory practices. 
  • Manage and execute multiple initiatives concurrently.
  • Develop capabilities outside the initiative environment that support the R&D organization to lead the Luxury fragrance business with innovative, products, services, processes.
  • Develop capabilities outside the initiative environment that support the R&D organization to improve resources, efficacy of current processes.
  • Interface with other functions in the organization: GMKT, Initiative Management, Supply Chain, Procurement.





  • University degree in related science field or equivalent or Technical Vocation Degree with demonstrated experience.
  • Entry level or +2 related experience in the cosmetic or personal care products industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fluency in English, any other language is a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Utilize good judgment and makes timely, practical, and technically sound decisions.
  • Excellent analytical and product management skills.
  • Demonstrate high-level of team spirit and willingness to be flexible and agile.
Country/Region:  CH
City:  Geneva