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Manager - Technical Service, Active Ingredients (AI)

Evonik Industries AG

Evonik Industries AG

Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Job Title : Manager - Technical Service, Active Ingredients (AI)
Reporting to : Head of Applied Innovation, Care Solutions - India
Business Line : Care Solutions
Entity : Evonik India
Work Location : Mumbai

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead Active Ingredients formulation lab and supervise a team of 2 lab technician to develop new & innovative formulations and customized solutions for the region in line with the segment targets.

  • In-depth understanding of formulating Active Ingredients into a wide range of different cosmetic products (Leave-on and rinse-off, face & body etc) and knowledge of different product forms/galenics (emulsions, water-based systems, solids, oils etc.)

  • Developing concepts and prototypes.

  • Knowledge on how delivery of Active ingredients can be improve by the used formulation

  • Establish and maintain network within the Global Care Solution (CS) team for technical exchange, co-development and to foster innovation culture.

  • Establish and maintain technical collaboration with the Global Segments

  • Technical interface with customers, foster regular exchange to understand their unmet needs and deliver superior and consumer perceivable technical solutions.

  • Provide technical and product trainings to team members, Sales colleagues/ Customers & Distributors. Support sales organization with troubleshooting customer technical challenges

  • Represent Evonik in Industry seminars, exhibitions, tradeshows, fair, etc.

  • Support marketing in regional competition & trends mapping, in generating market insights and research on recent innovations.

  • Ensure development of the required infrastructure, competencies & capabilities at the center to deliver projects within the desired quality, quantity and timelines.

  • Responsible for the safety in the lab including proper documentation status, ensure compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines.

  • Ensure proper utilization of resource through efficient prioritization of projects and workloads.

  • Create an encouraging and motivating work culture for the team members.

  • Lead, coach and develop the team member

Education & Experience Requirements

  • M. Tech or Master’s degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry with minimum 8 years of experience in Application/ Technical Service lab of Personal Care specialty chemical company or FMCG

  • Candidates having formulation experience with active ingredients will be preferred, ideally in one or more of listed areas ceramides, bioactives, botanicals, delivery systems.

  • Excellent understanding of active ingredient chemistries, especially in designing of new formulations and application formats for personal care products.

Additional Skills & Abilities required for this position

  • Experience in Stakeholder Management, Project Management and Cost Management.

  • Ability to manage opportunity & risk in commercial & industrial applications; understand & connect implications to drive technical projects successfully.

  • Ability to take decisions and convince stakeholders in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • People Management Capabilities: experience in leading and mentoring teams.

  • Willing to travel at least 30% of the time.

  • Capable of making decision for his own team on day-to-day activities (related to smooth operation of labs, projects, etc).

  • Influencing skills: Ability to convince & take decisions in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Capable of proposing innovative solutions and solving Customer problems through technical support.

  • Interfacing with Customer on day to day basis.

Your Application

To ensure that your application is proceeded as quickly as possible and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal. Further information about Evonik as Employer can be found at

Please address your application to the Talent Acquisition Manager, stating your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.

Your Talent Acquisition Manager:

Sagar Khedekar

Company is

Evonik India