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Req ID:  85807
Function:  R&D
Posted:  Nov 24, 2022

Morris Plains, NJ, US, 07950

Sr. Scientist, Materials Development

Senior Materials Development Specialist




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





Sr. Materials Development Specialist within Material Development team responsible for new material coding and problem solving around material supply disruptions/issues across various material classes.  Reporting to Materials Development Manager while collaborating with R&D formulating chemist, Regulatory, Toxicology, Microbiology and Supply Chain.


In this role you will be responsible for:

  • 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 suppliers for Coty Safety and Regulatory clearance to ensure materials meet required technical attributes and claims
  • Minimize portfolio complexity by identify existing raw material options to meet R&D formulation needs
  • Contribute to the evaluation and approval of new raw materials and suppliers when existing materials are not a viable option by partnering with relevant R&D, Procurement and Supply partners
  • Support manufacturing and procurement with material supply issue as technical expert by identifying alternate existing or new materials
  • Proficient at independently developing thorough understanding of raw material issues/risks through collaboration with internal cross functional teams and partnering closely with external suppliers
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate issues/risk to a diverse multifunctional audience
  • Creative problem-solving skills to overcome material supply issues through technical solutions
  • Proactively anticipate project and business issues and develop recommendations to address them
  • Independently organize and prioritize workload based on business needs
  • Recommend improvements to existing material coding process to optimize timeline required for material coding  




We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Material Science or similar science or engineering degree
  • 3 years of industry experience ideally in cosmetics, skin care, fragrances or other similar industry or master’s degree with experience in cosmetic or similar industry 
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: product development, product re-design, quality improvements, research & development, cosmetic manufacturing
  • A proven history of identifying and building productive relationships with both internal and external partners.


Physical Demands/Requirements:

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


Description of Work Environment/Conditions:

  • Ability to perform assigned and sometime extended work hours (early mornings or late nights to accommodate connection with global partners) in order to meet the job responsibilities of the role
  • Individual will be exposed to working in or around a lab environment or pilot plant ops with various equipment, machinery and chemicals.  Safety precautions must be adhered to and followed at all times
  • Individual may visit internal and external manufacturing sites and laboratories.  Safety precautions must be adhered to and followed at all times.




This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.


Coty’s global omni-working policy provides the option to work up to 50% of your month remotely.  We believe that a more flexible philosophy of remote working will give everyone the freedom to choose what works for their individual circumstances and empower them to always perform at their best.




Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.





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. Coty complies 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 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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Country/Region:  US
City:  Morris Plains

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey