Job Opportunities at Kobo

Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ
Please send resume and include salary requirements to kobohr@koboproductsinc.com.
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
Applications Lab Chemist
Seeking an experienced Applications Lab Chemist.
The preferred candidate should have strong communication skills, and at least 3-5 years formulation experience in color cosmetics.

Job Responsibilities:
  • To formulate a wide variety of new cosmetic formulas.
  • Ability to troubleshoot formulas.
  • To develop and make presentations.
  • Attend trade shows to support sales with customer discussions.
  • Flexibility to attend seminars and conferences, if requested.
  • Ability to work with customers in Kobo’s labs to create new finished products with them.
  • 3-5 years industry experience on the bench formulating cosmetics (ie. Emulsions, Anhydrous systems, Powders, and Sunscreens).
  • Knowledge of cosmetic/personal care raw materials (ie. functionality, interactions, and regulatory limits).
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Flexibility to travel domestic and internationally.
  • Person must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook).
  • Self-motivated.
  • BS Degree in related field preferred
Applications Lab
Chemical Operator
Seeking an experienced and energetic professional to join our team as a Chemical Operator for batch making and operating of process milling equipment.

We are seeking applicants to work on 2nd shift (Monday-Friday: 2pm-10pm).

Responsibilities and skills include, but will not be limited to the following:
  • Experience required running powder treatment equipment and working with surface treated pigments in cosmetic or personal care industry.
  • Experience working w/ HAZ materials preferred
  • All candidates should have previous exposure to GMP and must be able to maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Repacking of raw materials and general warehouse duties
  • Must be able to operate a forklift
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Warehouse Worker
Seeking a Warehouse Worker to support in a fast paced environment. Must be able to pay close attention to detail

  • Experience working in a cosmetic or personal care company strongly preferred
  • Forklift experience; able to work in tight warehouse space
  • Load and unload trucks, incoming containers, air shipments, LCL, and LTL via forklift
  • Attention to detail to properly label, put away, track, pick, and pack inventory
  • Put away incoming freight, completed production, back to stock, or returns via forklift as dictated by operational need
  • Pick UPS, Fed Ex, truck, transfer, or shop orders as dictated by operational need
  • Assist with customer pick-ups
  • Participate and assist with special projects, inventory movement, warehouse layout, or other movement of goods as needed
  • Maintain general cleanliness of warehouse
  • Comply with all company and OSHA regulated safety codes
  • Maintain cleanliness of company issued machinery and tools
  • Participate in cross-training program to develop skills in all areas of warehouse operations
  • Participate in cycle and annual inventory counts/recounts as needed
  • Must be able to work overtime as necessary
  • Additional duties as assigned by Management
  • Open to work on an alternate shift

Job Opportunities in Labège, France
Please submit CV (resume) and salary requirements to Lyse Dumesic at ldumesic@koboproductsinc.com.
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
Chemical Operator
Seeking experienced operators/batch makers with colorant knowledge. Must have milling experience using powders and pigments. Forklift experience a plus. Personal care industry preferred. Strong mechanical skills required. Fluent in English is preferred. Position is located in a new Factory in Labège (31), France.
(Support for Applications Lab)
  • Formulation of Skin Care, Sun Care, Color Cosmetics and OTC products including but not limited to Sunscreens, creams, lotions, mascaras, lipsticks, foundations, pressed powder, and other cosmetic and OTC products.
  •  Developing new products to meet marketing and sales department needs.
  •  Interact with customers & provide technical support for customers and Sales staff including efficacy testing, trouble shooting & stability.
  •  Participate in trade shows, sales conferences and sales meetings.
  • BS in Chemistry, Biology or related field.
  • Knowledge of industry trends.
  • Creative thinking, technical writing, and organizational skills.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the chemical, personal care industry.
  • Knowledge of cosmetic/personal care raw materials, functionality, interactions and regulatory limits.
  • Understanding of emulsion and surfactant technology as well as general formulation techniques.
  • Must be fluent in English and French. Additional languages a plus.
Lab Technician
  • Quality Control.
  • Inspect, sample and validate all manufactured and distributed products, as well as all incoming raw materials.
  • Set up and maintain stability testing of products and record results in Company Database.
  • Pull and maintain retention samples of all products and material.
  • Record the results of measurements and analyses information in Company Database.
  • Comprehend, edit and write operating procedures.
  • Maintain and order supplies and materials for the department.
  • Interact with suppliers to request technical and regulatory information necessary to support product development and to support customers.
  • Strong organizational skills and good attention to detail.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the chemical, personal care industry.
  • BS in Chemistry, Biology or related fields.
  • Must be fluent in English and French.
  • Knowledge of computers, and experience using : Word, Access, Excel

Job Opportunities in Germany
To apply for a position at Kobo, please email resume to kobohr@koboproductsinc.com or fax to 908-757-7921.
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Account Manager
Seeking a high-energy, aggressive, and motivated Account Manager who is eager to join a dynamic personal care company. The successful candidate will be a sharp, energetic and focused individual who is motivated to get results - one who possesses the highest levels of integrity at all times. Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills are required in order to maintain a level of activity which includes qualifying prospects, scheduling appointments, presenting products, and generating sales. Excellent PC skills are a must. Minimum 5+ years experience working in the personal care and/or cosmetic industry. Minimum 3+ years experience as an Account Manager or Formulator. Must be fluent (oral & written) in English & German and reside in Germany. Must be able to travel throughout Germany and Benelux. Visits to France and USA annually. Education: Bachelors Degree Required.