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.
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
Material Sampler
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking highly motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic to join our team as a Material Sampler.

Job Requirements:
  • Candidate must be able to work well under pressure in a very fast paced environment, and have excellent multi-tasking skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets and safety precautions of tasks involved
  • Two or more years of college or high school graduate with Chemistry or related science knowledge
  • Experience working in a laboratory is a plus
  • Must be able to life ~50lbs.
  • Forklift experience preferred
Responsibilities Include:
  • Inspect and sample multiple lots of raw materials and products and keep detailed records and documentation
  • Data entry and record maintenance
  • Fill sample orders for shipment
  • Maintain inventory of sample materials
  • Maintain a clean lab environment
Gratis & QC
Marketing Coordinator
Kobo Products is seeking a talented, highly motivated professional to join our team as a Marketing Coordinator.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Marketing preferred
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in Marketing
  • Microsoft Office required (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Adobe Illustrator or similar program experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong multi-tasking and organization skills, and creative eye required
Responsibilities Include:
  • Tradeshow coordination – booth space and design, expenses, travel arrangements, supplies, poster and literature preparation, and shipping arrangements.
  • Draft press releases, and update existing and design new literature and posters.
  • Responsible for advertising contracts, design, and expenses.
  • Handle multiple projects at once and work independently as well as on group projects.
  • Undertake projects and execute from start to finish.
  • Work on special projects, presentations, and internal and external events.
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.
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.
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 .
Please reference the job title in the subject field.
(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.