Experience

  • Principal Technology Chemist

    at Oriflame Research & Development

    April 2010 - at Present

    Leinster

    Supervisory skills acquired by coaching formulation chemists. Three direct reports. • Leading the formulation development and working in a cross-functional team (Marketing, Safety, Regulatory, Testing, Process, Procurement, Packaging, Supply Chain, Efficacy Testing) to develop and deliver NPD projects on cost and on agreed timelines. • Experienced formulation chemist on the development of different types of formulations (emulsions, SPF products, silicone-based formulations, micro emulsions, oleo- and hydro-gels, pastes, toiletries, cleansers, toners, hydro alcoholic and aqueous solutions). • Responsible to ensure that the chemists understand and apply GMP and GLP guidelines in the Skincare laboratory. • Actively monitoring competitors to capture new technical insights that feed into the innovation process. • Managing projects ensuring key milestones are communicated to the team, establishing risk assessment and contingency plan to deliver project on agreed timelines.

  • Product Development Chemist and Formulation Manager

    at Pierre Srl

    December 2003 - April 2010

    Puglia

    Leader of laboratory activities in R&D, delivering high quality and profitable products for the beauty professional market in line with the EU and FDA cosmetic regulations. • Proven ability in building strong relationships with Raw Material Suppliers and Logistics department to ensure effective cost/time management within the supply chain. • Expert of cosmetic product development guidelines compliant with UNI EN ISO 9002 and UNI EN ISO 14001. • Developed and delivered pharmaceutical formulations and dermatological, cosmeceutical and mass market product ranges. • Delivered 6 patents and published 3 scientific papers. • Guest speaker on Italian National TV’s top scientific show and at International scientific seminars and congresses. • Created and delivered lectures and seminars to a broad audience consisting of medical professionals and students. • Created and delivered training courses for professional beauticians on Pierre product lines.

Education

  • Project Management - FETAC Level 6

    at SQT Training

    2013 - 2013 (1 year) Leinster

  • Principles and Practice of Cosmetic Science Interactive Residential Course

    at Society of Cosmetic Scientists

    2012 - 2012 (1 year) Bournemouth

  • Post-Graduate Degree in Chemistry and Techniques of Cosmetic Preparations

    at SinergaTS

    2005 - 2005 (1 year) Lombardia

  • MSc Degree in Organic and Pharmaceutical Synthetic Chemistry

    at University of Bari

    2001 - 2003 (2 years) Puglia

  • BSc Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology

    at University of Bari

    1998 - 2001 (3 years) Puglia

Languages

  • Spanish Conversation

  • French Conversation

  • English Negotiation

  • Italian Native

  • Portuguese Conversation

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