Sr. Personal Care Formulator

Department:Research (Lehi)
Reports To:


Work with vendors, scientists, and consultants to formulate new concepts and reformulate current hair care, skin care, dental, home care, make-up, and other personal care products.
Facilitate formulation through concept, prototype, and research scale-up stages; assist Manufacturing through the production stage. Work closely with third party manufacturing.
Supply supporting technical data to help Marketing, consumers, and vendors understand the new product benefits and features before and after launch; collect data crucial for the creation of technical monographs that substantiate product claims.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Write clear and concise technical monographs, reports and emails.
Work knowledgeably and capably with Purchasing, Quality Control, Product Management, Product Registration, Legal, Executives, and Marketing.
Formulate new product concepts and reformulate current Young Living products.
Help to establish product specifications and manufacturing instructions.


Extensive knowledge of skin care, hair care, make-up, home care, dental and other personal care products and ingredients; specific understanding of the ingredients used in Young Living’s products would be helpful
Ability to communicate ideas with scientists and non-scientists.
Ability to read, understand, and write technical documents.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, or similar science preferred. Accredited training in formulating toiletries and cosmetics preferred.
2 to 4 years of related experience required, 5-10 years related experience preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job will have no current supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, this individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Attitude – Demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude; show motivation; must be goal oriented and a self-starter; be “solution-minded” rather than “problem-minded”
Work Ethics – Must be dedicated, responsible, hard-working, and a team player
Oral Communication – Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings
Written Communication – Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information
Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures; support organization's goals and values; benefit organization through outside activities
Strategic Thinking – Develop strategies to achieve organizational goals; analyze market and competition; identify external threats and opportunities; must be able to contribute to group initiatives
Quality Management – Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
Diversity – Demonstrate knowledge of EEO policy; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educate others on the value of diversity; promote a harassment-free environment; build a diverse workforce
Teamwork – Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support everyone's efforts to succeed
Judgment – Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; make timely decisions
Professionalism – Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration, regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments
Safety and Security – Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly
Adaptability – Adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events
Attendance and Punctuality – Be consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time
Dependability – Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan
Innovation – Display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; develop innovative approaches and ideas

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

Computer Skills

Knowledge of Internet, spreadsheet, and word processing software

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The individual must be able to tolerate the scent of essential oils worn or diffused.

Young Living Essential Oils is an equal opportunity employer. Young Living participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA to confirm work authorization.

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