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Lab Technician-Sustainability

Location: East Windsor, New Jersey Brand: Shiseido Date: 05/23/2023

Job Summary:

The primary focus of this position is to manage the package testing and other validation activities of all Shiseido Brand products as related to Packaging.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead measurement and validation testing for all of Shiseido’s Brand’s packaging products, utilizing internal Home Office (GIC – Global Innovation Center in Japan) protocols and methods
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of the laboratory
  • Work in a team environment with other lab personnel to develop best practices
  • Test packaging samples to help validate products and to ensure compliance to internal specifications
  • Utilize organizational skills to accurately record data and observations, identify potential root causes of any issues, record the final test results, summarize and issue a final report to the requestor
  • Work with the internal formulation team (AIC), external Contract Manufacturing (CM) partners, as well as brand teams (when required) to communicate test results
  • Help to maintain the packaging test database or other data management system
  • Perform duties in a safe and organized manner. Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and safety practices in the Packaging Lab
  • Initiating testing within 48 hours of receipt of all information and samples
  • Issue final summary reports within 5 business days following completion of any testing
  • Yearly objectives as assigned
  • Placing purchase orders in the current P.O. systems (e.g. MAPICS and/or SAP)
  • Ordering components from the Shiseido warehouse, ADC or from external suppliers
  • Ordering formula from the Shiseido warehouse, CMs or AIC team 

Working Relations/ Key Stakeholders:

  • Operations Packaging Engineers
  • Internal and External QA / QC Teams
  • Internal Production Team
  • America’s Innovation Center (AIC) Formulation Team
  • Operations NPD Project Leaders
  • Brand Product Development and Marketing Teams
  • Contract Manufacturers (External filling and supply partners)
  • Component Suppliers
  • Other duties as assigned

Financial Accountability:

  • Monthly expense reports to be submitted when necessary

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Bachelor or Associates Degree in an Engineering curriculum (or similar degree) and / or experience in a factory or laboratory is desired
  • Must be able to perform basic math calculations (e.g. adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing)
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to write basic summary reports
  • Experience in a laboratory environment is a plus
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Outlook or similar e-mail system
  • Basic level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat is a plus
  • Experience using laboratory measurement and test equipment (weigh scales, force gauge, torque gauge, calipers, etc.) is a plus       

Trust 8 Competencies

Below is a list of Trust 8 Competencies designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.

  1. Think Big: Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. Take Risks: Embrace Risk, Practice “Trial and Error and Trial”.
  3. Hands On: Consider Front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end to end.
  1. Collaborate: Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  2. Be Open: Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up.
  3. Act with Integrity: Be sincere and humble at all times.
  4. Be Accountable: Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.
  5. Applaud Success: Create a culture that celebrates success.


Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

Job ID: 11966 Category: Corporate

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