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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.
Title
Description
Department
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.
Requirements:
  • 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
Production
Warehouse Worker
Seeking a Warehouse Worker to support in a fast paced environment. Must be able to pay close attention to detail

Responsibilities:
  • 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
Warehouse


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.
Title
Description
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.
Formulator/Technical
(Support for Applications Lab)
 
Responsibilities:
  • 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.
Qualifications:
  • 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
 Responsabilities:
  • 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.
Qualifications:
  • 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.
Please reference the job title in the subject field. field.
Title
Description
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.