Food Chemist (m/f/d)

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With our brands essence, CATRICE and L.O.V we established new standards on the international cosmetic market and our brands are available in over 80 countries. We offer interesting, diverse jobs in a strongly growing, dynamic company and are looking for motivated people who want to support us with their expertise.


The Job:

  • Support for the products of one of our brands, from development to market launch
  • Examination of the lists of ingredients with regard to conformity with the European Cosmetic Decree and the requirements of the FDA
  • Checking raw material data sheets with regard to possible product claims
  • Verification of the labelling with regard to conformity with the European Cosmetic Decree as well as the requirements of the FDA
  • Competent contact person for colleagues in product marketing and sales, as well as for our international contract manufacturers with regard to product enquiries
  • Regular contact and exchange with external laboratories and institutes
  • Takeover of projects for process optimization/ digitalization
  • Guarantee the quality of our products


The profile:

  • A university degree in food chemistry with a second state examination or a comparable scientific degree, at best with two years of practical experience
  • Knowledge of the cosmetics industry or similar sectors is a great advantage
  • A structured and precise way of working, personal responsibility and enjoyment of working in a team
  • Very good communication skills
  • Very good English language skills are essential due to communication with international suppliers


We look forward to receiving your complete job application, including your salary expectation and earliest possible starting date.

Quality Assurance

Our department safeguards the high quality of our products. We actively monitor the ingredients lists and packaging. We also check each delivery of our goods regarding fragrance, color, taste, etc. Our in-house laboratory, which amongst other things is used for stability and compatibility testing, ensures the high quality of our products whenever external manufacturers produce them. Furthermore, we are the point of contact for our clients as well as the final consumers regarding complaints and maintain close contact with our suppliers in the event of any quality issues.


The modern, colorful design of our offices is sure to make you feel at ease in your workplace. In addition to healthy food and refreshing drinks, we also believe that it’s important to occasionally take a break from work. In our company, we offer various activities accompanied by personal trainers: our own fitness studio, mountain bike tours or yoga.


Provision Plan

Attractive company pension scheme & other additional benefits, such as private accident insurance, family service PME, health care, basic provision in the event of occupational disability, etc.

Bonus System

In addition to their monthly salary, our employees participate in the success of the company in the form of a bonus system.

Referral Programs

Payment of a financial bonus in case of successful placement of a suitable employee by a cosnova employee.

Personnel Development

Continuous professional development of cosnova employees through in-house training, coaching or external individual measures.

Familiarization Phase

Extensive induction programme for new employees to ensure a fast and smooth entry into the cosnova world.


Each new employee is supported by an experienced colleague for quick integration and support for any questions.

Mobile Working

Flexible working time models (e.g. mobile working) based on our corporate value “trust in people” and our trust working hours – for a good work-life balance for cosnova employees.


Subsidies for childcare in daycare centers and up to five days special leave in the event of a child’s illness – to make it easier for our employees to combine family and career.

PME Family Services

Through the experts of pme family service, cosnova offers support for all situations in life – whether concerning personal, family or professional fields.


After six years within the company, cosnova offers the possibility of special paid leave for a period of 4 weeks during the seventh year.

Additional extra holiday

granting special leave for our employees on special occasions (wedding, birth, etc.)

Exemption for volunteer work

Granting of two days special leave for volunteer work – whether for your own heart projects or as part of a cosnova social activity.

Job ticket

Offer of a subsidised job ticket on a monthly or annual basis for a RMV area-wide use with validity from Monday to Sunday.

Discount Programs

Access to exclusive offers and service providers of well-known manufacturers and brands at special conditions via discount program (e.g. corporate benefits)

Fitness Courses

Varied course programme by trained course trainers – before work, during lunch break or after work to compensate for frequent sitting.

Fitness Studio

Own fitness studio under the direction of professional trainers with cardio and strength training, individual training plans and health check-ups.

Subsidized lunch

Varied lunch (salad buffet, two to three combined dishes) in our modern lounge with subsidy from cosnova.

Fruit and beverages

We offer various free hot and cold drinks in our well-equipped kitchens and fresh fruit delivery (twice a week).

Apply now

We look forward to receiving your complete job application in English or German, including your salary expectation and earliest possible starting date.

Selvi-Selay Liebau

Junior Human Resources Manager +49 6196 76156 1056