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Senior Formulation Scientist

Senior Formulation Scientist

Physics Road | Nerudia Liverpool | England | United Kingdom | L24 9HP

About us

Imperial Brands PLC is a dynamic FTSE100 FMCG company headquartered in Bristol with a global workforce of around 32,000 people. Borne out of a strong tobacco heritage, we have continually evolved to embrace changing market dynamics and our purpose is to create something better for the world’s smokers.  Our high-quality cigarette brands include Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS and West and we are increasingly focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products built around the vaping brand blu

Acquired by Imperial Brands Plc in 2017, Nerudia is a young and dynamic business which is wholly owned by Fontem Ventures, the NGP (Next Generation Products) arm of Imperial Brands. We are focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products including the vaping brand blu.

The role


Permanent, Full time

Competitive Salary + Benefits

As Senior Formulation Scientist you will lead, manage and develop a team of Technologists and Technicians.   This is a new and exciting role to the business, where you'll lead and contribute to the development of next generation formulation and product technologies required for our ambitious innovation programme. 

Key accountabilities

  • Managing a team to deliver project requirements
  • Ensuring work is completed to appropriate standards
  • Coaching and mentoring team members
  • Planning, preparing protocols for project work, steering project team to gain best outcomes
  • Attending business updates, presenting updates to other departments within the business.
  • Provide ongoing support for current e-liquids, Heated Tobacco and Oral Nicotine products.
  • Utilise a range testing and analytical methods for characterisation and performance evaluation
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Communicate activity updates at project team meetings and ensure project plans are updated
  • Ensure that staff and team members are working safely i.e COSHH and risk assessments
  • General: Housing keeping; Sourcing materials for formulation studies; Sourcing packing supplies up for consumer / sensory studies; Maintaining stock of formulation consumables and formulation
  • Contribute ideas and opinions to project discussions and development of new technologies
  • To influence projects and turn ideas into reality

Skills & experience

  • Experienced scientist, BSs or higher in science e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences
  • Minimum 10 years experience
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Experience in liquids formulation, processing, filling and characterisation
  • Experience soft solids formulation, processing (e.g., extrusion, casting, etc.) and characterisation
  • Planning and completing work to agreed standards
  • Time management, report writing and team working skills.
  • Ability to breakdown activities into achievable tasks and provide effective solutions.
  • Candidates must have a drive for learning; continuous improvement and open to new ideas and techniques.

What we offer

Nerudia offers a competitive package of salary, pension and 25 days holiday, as well as onsite parking.

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 


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