Coty Inc Laboratory Technician - Fragrance Design in Geneva, Switzerland

About Coty Inc

Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue, with a purpose to celebrate and liberate the diversity of consumers’ beauty. Its strong entrepreneurial heritage has created an iconic portfolio of leading beauty brands. Coty is the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics. Coty operates three divisions – Coty Consumer Beauty, which is focused on color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, body care and mass fragrances sold primarily in the mass retail channels with brands such as COVERGIRL, Max Factor and Rimmel; Coty Luxury, which is focused on prestige fragrances and skincare with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Gucci and philosophy; and Coty Professional Beauty, which is focused on servicing salon owners and professionals in both hair and nail, with brands such as Wella Professionals, Sebastian Professional, OPI and ghd. Coty has approximately 20,000 colleagues globally and its products are sold in over 130 countries. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.

We are looking for a Laboratory Technician – Fragrance Design for our R&D site in Versoix, close to Geneva,

Reporting to a Fragrance Design Manager responsible for the consumer testing programme and qualification of Fragrances across Coty’s range of global brands, you will be leading the execution of consumer based testing of fragrances in development through to launch.

This will involve working closely with all members of the Fragrance Design Team (based in both Geneva/Versoix, Paris and the USA) to:

  1. Understand testing needs and requirements and create relevant documentation.

  2. Work with Regulatory and Safety partners to gain alignment to testing.

  3. Manufacture small scale batches (lab and/or pilot plant based) and prepare for placement in consumer studies (including filling, labelling and packing of the samples).

  4. Prepare samples for internal evaluation panels, marketing and external meetings in Fine Fragrances.

  5. Prepare development samples for internal evaluation panels, small scale lab batches across multiple Beauty categories (e.g. hair care, colour, styling, perms, skin creams, body care) as well as managing stock of unperfumed bases in the lab.

  6. Coordinate and set up evaluation sessions with the Fragrance Design Team across Fine Fragrances and Beauty categories.

  7. Execute technical tests (e.g. Stickiness, rheology), interpret and communicate results both internally and to external Fragrance House partners.

  8. Maintain a database of physical samples and up to date data/test results. Provide database information to Fragrance Design Team.

  9. Coordinate and set up oil approvals for the Fragrance Design team, record results in electronic system and communicate them to the R&D and factory teams.

The role necessitates a high level of autonomy, attention to details and structured planning.


  • Scientific background – minimum 2 years’ experience working in a lab.

  • Process oriented, very focused and technically rigorous with high level of attention to detail.

  • Autonomous approach to work with a ‘go-get’ attitude

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to deliver against key deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) - Fluency in English, any other language is a plus.

  • Expertise in XL – statistical understanding would be a bonus.

  • Strong awareness of Good Manufacturing Procedures and/or Quality Assurance principles.

  • Demonstrate a high level of team spirit.

Thank you for sending us your CV and motivation letter. We look forward to hearing from you.