Expert – Cosmetics & Personal Care Ingredients

Why you’ll love Quantis

Quantis is a leading sustainability consultancy pioneering approaches to solve critical environmental challenges. For nearly two decades, our dynamic and visionary team has partnered with organizations across the globe to transform their industries and pave the way for a planetary economy that aligns business with nature. We strive to be agents of change, helping companies transform from business as usual to business at its best.

We believe that sustainable transformation is possible and within our power. We’re contributing to this transformation by combining the latest science with strategic business insights. Our advice enables global leaders in the consumer goods and finance industries to understand how to reduce their environmental impacts, implement change successfully, and operate within planetary boundaries.

Motivated by this common purpose, our 250+ talented professionals cultivate a unique, collaborative culture that we call the Quantis Spirit. We are innovative. We are impact-oriented. We are science-based. We are Quantis.

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The mission of the Cosmetics & Personal Care Ingredients Expert is to maintain Quantis at the cutting edge of the area of expertise in order to maximize the quality and impact of our advice to transform our clients, and to continuously improve our offerings.

The role

The Cosmetics & Personal Care Ingredients Expert sits within a Quantis community and supports the other members of the community and beyond with their expertise. Quantis communities are groups of people who share knowledge, innovate, solve problems and develop a collective and strategic voice to reach their full potential. This expert role is to support the communities in delivering materials and managing knowledge to improve development and delivery of Quantis services. 

The mission of the Cosmetics & Personal Care Ingredients Expert is to maintain Quantis at the cutting edge of the area of expertise in order to maximize the quality and impact of our advice to transform our clients, and to continuously improve our offerings.

You will be responsible for:

  • Keeping Quantis up to date within the area of expertise 
  • Defining a Quantis position, rationale and narrative on the area of expertise
  • Serving as the reference point for the Quantis team
  • Guiding & upskilling consultants in projects and through trainings
  • Developing & transmitting knowledge to others through our dedicated Knowledge Management platform & trainings as well as work on projects
  • Focusing on solving the client issues through the development & application of your expertise
  • Ensuring the quality in the delivery of your expertise in projects or in proposals through technical & quality control but also in scoping work to deliver

Does this describe you and your next role?

  • You’re motivated to put your expertise to work towards our mission to align consumer goods companies with planetary boundaries.
  • For 5+ years, you’ve been sharpening your skills and technical expertise in Research & Innovation or Procurement departments, within a cosmetics/personal care company or an ingredients manufacturer. 
  • You have a solid background in developing products and/or buying ingredients, and a good understanding of associated sustainability issues.
  • You have an engineering degree in chemistry, agronomy or a related field.
  • You have a science-based, technical orientation, and a deep intellectual and business curiosity, combined with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex information in clear, understandable ways to internal and external audiences. 
  • You are able to provide subject matter expertise on ingredients in the cosmetics & personal care sector, including but not limited to, chemistry, production processes, agricultural & agronomy practices. Additional knowledge of environmental impacts would be a plus.
  • You’re knowledgeable with LCA and have experience with managing complex projects.
  • You’re motivated for teamwork and supporting a team.
  • You’re able to use your experience to provide technical support, coaching, and technical review both internally and externally and to transfer knowledge.
  • You get excited about guiding companies to understand and design transformative and science-based strategy.
  • You communicate effectively in fluent English. French, Italian or German language skills would be a plus. 
  • You have demonstrated the ability to coach, teach, and mentor others with your knowledge and skills.
  • You have a message that you want to communicate to your peers and the world.
  • You have a vision for the future of cosmetics & personal care  ingredients and are motivated to help the cosmetics industry review its ingredient strategy to move to more sustainable development and sourcing models. 

As our Cosmetics & Personal Care Ingredients Expert, here’s a preview of what type of work your days will include:

  • Supporting consultants, project managers & strategists in understanding and implementing solutions, advising clients and reviewing projects’ deliverables or proposals;
  • Developing unique solutions to address challenges related to cosmetic ingredients together with the related Community contributors, Project Managers and Strategists;
  • Sharing knowledge for topics, such as chemistry, production processes, agricultural & agronomy practices, product LCAs, biodiversity strategies, ingredient database, and ensuring internal consistency of our approach on these topics.

To thrive in the Quantis culture, you’ll:

  • Show up as team collaborator with a win-win attitude: empathetic, attentive and supportive of colleagues.
  • Take responsibility and ownership for your work: think and act with autonomy, while knowing when to ask for help.
  • Take initiative if something needs to be done.
  • Be positive! Use positive language, look at challenges not as bottlenecks, but as problems to solve, and see failure as a lesson learned.
  • Practice open and transparent communication; welcome effective dialogue and productive disagreement with minimal tension. 
  • Self-Manage: be in the driver’s seat of your professional growth and ambitions all the while valuing the learning journey and opportunities within Quantis.

Some logistics to consider

  • Location: France (preferred), Switzerland, Germany, Italy or US
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Regular collaboration with other Quantis branches via web-conferences, in English 

Quantis has a distinctive, fluid structure nurtured by our Quantis Spirit and our way of collaborating that provides a positive and unique working environment. Salary will be determined based on potential for contribution to the organization’s success.

At Quantis we believe that equality, diversity and inclusiveness are central to our mission of building a sustainable future. Quantis is an equal opportunity employer that embraces people from diverse backgrounds including race, color, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, disability, religion, creed, politics, or any other non-merit factor. It is our daily commitment to ensure that each Quantisian works in an environment where they belong and where they can thrive.