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Req ID:  86127
Function:  R&D
Posted:  Mar 14, 2023

Monaco, MC, MC, 98000

Senior Material Development Specialist CDI

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


Contrat CDI / Permanent Contract




Material Development Senior Specialist within Material Development team responsible for new material coding and problem solving around material supply disruptions/issues across the Active, Surfactant & UV filter material classes.



Responsible of material development for Active, Surfactant & UV filter material classes including:

  • Create and maintain technical raw material specifications in systems to document successful qualification of new & existing raw materials.
  • Develop critical raw material information partnering with supplier for Coty Safety, Micro, Analytical and Regulatory clearance to ensure materials meet required technical attributes and claims.
  • Be force of proposition and guide formulators to existing and qualified materials when possible, according to the procurement strategy in place.
  • Responsible of Raw Material completion, and its due implementation on new & changed & alternate Raw Materials
  • Contribute to raw material data cleansing up if necessary.
  • Support Coty factories, procurement and TPM with material supply issue as technical expert by identifying alternate existing or new materials for business continuity purpose.
  • Able to define a qualification plan for alternative materials in due time.
  • Creative problem-solving skills to overcome material supply issues through technical solutions
  • Contribute to the evaluation and approval of new raw materials and /or alternate material partnering with relevant R&D, Procurement, Supply partners and suppliers
  • Screen for suitable raw materials via suppliers, fairs, networks, www.intelligence, etc.
  • Meet raw material suppliers to find novel & alternative ingredients for our formulae seeking to add and protect value of our products
  • Ensure new material learnings and knowledge are formalized as basis of knowledge management and retro-fed into new Initiatives
  • Ensure Technical support to Procurement, raw material screening and specification comparison
  • Ensure urgent qualification due to the project reactivation or the transfer of any unexpected formula or unexpected material supply issues






  • Strong formulation background: Ideally 5 years of cosmetic formulation experience.
  • Strong Raw Material Chemistry knowledge especially in surfactant, sunscreens and active ingredient material classes.
  • Strong cosmetic product development knowledge
  • Advanced computer skills – MS Office (all areas), SAP AS400


  • Ability to work and collaborate in a cross-functional group understanding French & English.
  • Ability to be flexible, rigorous, autonomous, very reactive, open mind, with a good team spirt.
  • Ability to be independently organize and prioritize workload based on business needs
  • Ability to influence, coordinate to successfully push forward deliverables across R&D.
  • Ability to follow-up next steps & actions plan.
  • Ability to understand development and factory expectations ensuring productive dialogue according to the procurement strategy.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills across a wide range of audiences (Technical and non-technical)


  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally travel to assigned regions- domestic and internationally. 
  • Ability to routinely follow policies and procedure related to company practices and safety procedures
  • Ability to operate various office equipment and/or machinery



Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry minimum



Country/Region:  MC
City:  Monaco