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
Quality Control Lab Technician
Kobo Products, Inc. located in South Plainfield, NJ is seeking an experienced QC Lab Technician.

Job Requirements:
  • B.S. in Chemistry or Biology
  • Minimum of 2-4 years working experience
  • Strong color experience required
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work with others in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work independently prioritizing the work load
  • Must have strong problem solving, communication, organizational, math, and computer skills
  • Background working with powders in the personal care industry or similar industry is required.
  • Must be able to lift ~ 25 lbs
Responsibilities Include:
  • Performing various wet, physical, and instrumental testing to monitor physical and chemical characteristics of pigment powders
  • Measuring and evaluating color matches to standards
  • Adhering to lab methods, procedures, and documenting results of testing procedures in accordance with GMP standards
  • Interacting with QA/RD to make sure all non-conforming results are investigated
Scientist (Associate), Technical Service

Kobo Products Inc., in South Plainfield, NJ seeks an entry level candidate to join our Technical Service team in R&D.

  • BS in chemistry with 2-4 years related work experience
  • Experience with technical support in personal care industry preferred
  • Knowledge of global cosmetic regulations is required
  • Strong computer skills required (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook)
  • Must have strong technical writing, organizational, and communication skills
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle heavy workload
Job responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support for internal and external needs
  • Complete forms and questionnaires for customers
  • Prepare and maintain product dossier including SDS
  • Review technical documents of raw materials and new products
  • Conduct laboratory experiments on a limited basis
The company would be open to training a talented and highly motivated professional with limited working experience.
R & D

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.
Director of Sales & Application Lab
  • Responsibilities: including but not limited to:
  • Identify, qualify, promote, grow and close sales opportunities with new and established clientele
  • Manage and Support Distributors throughout EU, Clients, Key accounts, Sales Managers and Representatives
  • Work closely with internal teams (Marketing, R& D, Regulatory, Customer Service)
  • Must be flexible regarding business trips and travel; Travel is required
  • Visiting customers and participating in various trade exhibitions, within Europe and the US
  • Organizing and Implementing Customer and Distributor Seminars and Presentations
  • Making reports of visits and sales
  • Overseeing Application Lab and Formulation Development
  • Excellent organizational, 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
  • Formulating Color and Skin Care Products
  • Minimum 5+ years experience working in the personal care and/or cosmetic industry.
  • Minimum 3+ years experience as a Sales Manager. Must be fluent (oral & written) in English & French. Additional languages are a plus.
  • Formulation experience in Color and Skin Care Products
  • Bachelors Degree Required
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

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.