Chemist – Innovation

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Website Diversey, Inc.

Diversey, Inc.

Company : Diversey, Inc.

Country: United States

Location : Fort Mill, South Carolina

Post: Mon, 06 Feb 2023 20:53:24 GMT

Expires: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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We are seeking a Chemist to provide leadership and technical support on our Growth and Innovation team. The individual in this position will work within the team to identify and explore innovative solutions to solve specific customer needs in the cleaning and hygiene industry. The individual will work within a team and explore a variety of innovation areas including sustainable solutions. This position will work with both internal and external technologies and will work within a team made up of scientists and engineers.


Interpret customer problem statements provided by strategic marketing and explore solutions to solve these.

Work on innovations both internally invented and utilizing external technologies.

Work with Open Innovation Lead to explore external technology opportunities.

Communicate to stakeholders regularly by sharing information, creating technical reports, and delivering presentations

Work on global opportunities

Work across various applications all within the cleaning and hygiene sectors.

Utilization of chemistry and microbiology knowledge to implement unique solutions

Develop understanding of hygiene products including formulation, performance and efficacy tests, and the current regulations governing their use.

Knowledge of raw materials and manufacturing processes

Work within the innovation team to participate in ongoing brainstorming and ideation sessions.

Input to road mapping

Establishes and develops contacts with relevant third party technology/science partners.

Work with strategic marketing to test acceptability and feasibility of solutions

Build a network with relevant company stakeholders to receive required inputs to develop

Provide input to potential external solutions for both open innovation and M&A to pursue

Work cross-functionally with teams to balance solutions in accordance with budget, schedule, and tools

Competitive intelligence – staying abreast of the competitive landscape


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or professional experience as a Chemist

3+ years’ experience within the innovation field

Passion for innovation and a curiosity to explore solutions

Can work with a wide variety of formulation challenges

Proven track record of product formulations development with bench experience

Demonstrated understanding of microbial control agents and strategies

Understanding and application of experimental design and research statistics

Familiarity with various types of software (e.g.: Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


Creative problem-solver



Professional and effective facilitator

Comfortable with fast-paced environment



Collaborative team player

Professional communication skills – effectively communicate with peers, customers and vendors both via verbal and written communication

Technical Communication Skills – effectively communicate technical concepts, findings & recommendations to a non-technical audience

Change agent – influence others to adopt new ways of thinking, change habits, increase engagement, and improve processes

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, Diversey provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to be considered for any position to be filled unless the accommodation would pose an undue hardship. Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the hiring process, please contact our Human Resources Department at (url removed).

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