Job Opportunities at Kobo

Job Opportunities in South Plainfield, NJ
Please send resume and include salary requirements to hrkobo@koboproductsinc.com.
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
Jr./entry level Database and Windows/NET GUI Developer
Seeking an experienced, knowledgeable candidate for a Jr./entry level Database and Windows/NET GUI Developer position.

Job Requirements:
  • Candidate must have work experience and knowledge and understanding of all of the following:
    • VB.Net (and/or C#.Net)
    • ASP.Net
    • Programming with MS Access 2007 or later (including Access Basic or VBA)
    • Net Framework 3.0 (or higher)
    • Internet scripting languages (Javascript, VBScript, HTML, etc...)
    • SQL Server 2003 (or higher), 
    • Efficient in SQL (Structured Query Language), including creating and maintaining stored procedures and triggers
    • A strong background in OOM and OOD is a must
    • Knowledge of Navision System is preferred
  • 4-year computer or related major degree required
  • Provide user technical support for a range of Microsoft programs
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 flexible to work on any shift (1st 6am-2pm, 2nd 2pm-10pm, 3rd 10pm-6am – Monday-Friday).

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 running hi speed mixing equipment.
  • Experience with media mills and others.
  • Experience using transfer pumps and scales
  • 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 and have experience with material handling equipment.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Quality Control Supervisor/Manager
Seeking a highly motivated Quality Control Supervisor/Manager with strong background and experience in Quality Assurance.

Job Responsibilies:
  • Effectively oversee the QC department. Direct the activities of the QC staff to ensure consistent performance of finished products in accordance with the quality and performance requirements of the customer and operating procedures.
  • Responsible to satisfy customer needs, resolve complaints, and maintain favorable client relationships.
  • Work with suppliers/distributors and resolve matters and thoroughly investigate.
  • Order/maintain inventory of inspection-related supplies
  • Ensure inspection equipment is calibrated, verified according to proper frequencies and properly maintained.
  • Work with quality management to develop/improve written inspection procedures as needed, and work with interdepartmental teams at all levels of management to accomplish goals.
  • Evaluate the company’s product specifications and examine them with customer requirements.
  • Set quality assurance compliance objectives to achieve targets, and promote performance improvement and quality assurance programs throughout the organization.
  • Understand, evaluate, and execute tests/procedures properly. Investigate product modifications and take responsibility to identify and evaluate quality inspection problems in order to initiate, recommend, or provide solutions.
  • Support the department’s satellite locations and direct workers engaged in testing and measuring product.
  • Maintain and set up documentation and control procedures.
  • Determine relevant quality associated training requirements and deliver training.
  • Coordinate staff of various disciplines and drive them to plan to develop and agree on quality procedures, and define quality measures in conjunction with working staff.
  • Responsible to assure delivery of a high standard by effectively controlling through inspection, testing, and monitoring the various procedures that build quality into the final product.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry preferred
  • Minimum 7-10 years work experience in Personal Care Industry
  • Quality Assurance experience preferred
  • Strong background in GMP
  • Candidate must be able to work in very fast paced environment
  • Microsoft Office required (Word, Excel)
Quality Control
Warehouse Worker

Seeking a Warehouse Worker that is detail oriented and can support in a fast paced environment.

  • Experience working in a cosmetic or personal care company strongly preferred
  • Forklift experience required; 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
  • Hazardous Chemical experience
  • GMP
  • 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.
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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.
Plant Maintenance worker
Plant maintenance worker will serve as the key resource for the manufacturing operation focusing on:
  • Safe, efficient, reliable operation of equipment to ensure the production of quality products.
  • Preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and problem resolution for process issues, including electrical and mechanical equipment troubleshooting
  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance
  • Responding to breakdowns
  • Obtaining specialist components, fixtures or fittings
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Managing stocks of supplies and equipment
  • Maintain 24/7 plant manufacturing operation
Job Requirements:
  • Three to five years of experience working with electrical and mechanical maintenance.
  • Strong attention to detail and skillful in handling machine parts.
  • Conformance to the other plants in other countries.
  • May need to travel for training or maybe even a Summit
Sales /Account Manager
  • Responsibilities: including but not limited to:
  • Identify, qualify, promote, grow and close sales opportunities with new and established clientele
  • Manage and Support Distributor (s), Clients and Key accounts
  • Work closely with internal teams (marketing, R& D, regulatory ...)
  • Must be flexible regarding business trips and travel; Travel is required
  • Visiting customers and participating in various trade exhibitions, within Europe and the US
  • Making reports of visits and sales
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced selling & negotiation skills
  • Identify and support customer requirements/opportunities and recommend solutions
  • Excellent computer and software 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 & French. Additional languages are a plus.
  • Bachelors Degree Required

Job Opportunities in Germany
To apply for a position at Kobo, please email resume to hrkobo@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.

Job Opportunities in China
To apply for a position at Kobo, please email resume to hrkobo@koboproductsinc.com; lding@koboproductsinc.com and dmccarthy@koboproductsinc.com .
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(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 as well as Mandarin. Additional languages a plus.