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.
Administrative Assistants (Entry-Level)
Seeking talented, highly-motivated professionals to join our team.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Strong organizational skills and time management ability
  • Ability to work independently or on group projects
  • 1 year administrative and/or reception work experience
  • 2-4 year degree in business or related field
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook experience required
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Accounting or Business preferred
Job responsibilities:
  • Mail postage/sort/distribution
  • Filing, Faxing, scanning, photocopying, paper shredding
  • Coffee service and conference room maintenance
  • Data entry and misc. functions for Accounting
  • Sample receiving and data entry
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 Lab Technician

Seeking an experienced QC Lab Technician.

Job Requirements:
  • B.S. in a 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 have strong problem solving, communication, organizational, math and computer skills.
  • Background working with powders and/or dispersions in the personal care industry is preferred.
  • **Candidates willing to work on alternate shifts preferred.**
Responsibilities Include:
  • Performing various wet, physical and instrumental testing to monitor physical and chemical characteristics of pigment dispersions and powders.
  • Measuring and evaluating color matches to standards.
  • Adhering to lab methods, procedures, and documenting results of testing procedures in accordance with GMP standards.
  • Assist R&D/Purchasing Team with evaluating new alternative raw materials and interacting with QA/RD to make sure all non-conforming results are investigated.

Please reference QC Lab Tech in the subject field.

Quality Control
Analytical Chemist
Job Responsibilities:
  • Manages and conducts analytical projects to support RD and QC including method development, resolving issues, data collection and reporting on a timely basis.
  • Prepares and reviews analytical tests, test protocols and reports, stability protocols and reports, and SOPs
  • Evaluates and resolves analytical and instrumental issues related to chromatography and spectroscopy.
  • Conduct and supervise routine physical and chemical testing in the lab; Provide help to other RD projects on a needed basis.
  • BS or MS degree in Chemistry
  • Hands-on experience with Head Space GC, FITR, XRF and Size analysis
  • Method development and method validation experience
  • Able to set priorities based on a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Experience in personal care products is desired.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
R & D
Research & Development Scientist
Job Responsibilities:
  • Conduct RD projects to develop new materials including surface treated pigments, specialty powders, pearlescent pigments
  • Work with pilot powder lab and production plant on scaling up
  • Document processes and procedures, and assist SOP drafting
  • Support operations with technical guidance and training
  • BS in Chemistry with minimum 5 years experience or MS with 2 - 3 years of experience
  • Capable of conducting RD projects independently
  • Must have experience in the following areas:
    • Pigment/Dye/Effect pigment chemistry and development
    • Surface treatment and modification of powders and the production process
  • Candidate must have strong written and oral verbal communication skills
  • Work experience in Cosmetic and/or Personal Care Industry is highly preferred.
R & D
Scientist, Technical Service

Seeking a talented and highly motivated professional to join our R&D team. Person must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment and possess strong communication skills.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support to the sales team and customers via email and phone
  • Complete forms and questionnaires
  • Prepare and maintain product dossier including MSDS
  • Review technical documents of raw materials and new products

Exposure to conducting laboratory experiments is on a very limited basis.

  • BS in chemistry with 2-4 years experience of technical support in the cosmetic or personal care industry
  • Knowledge of global cosmetic regulations required
  • Experience with EU REACH is preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook)
  • Strong technical writing and organizational skill are required
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle heavy workload
R & D
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 Labge (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.