Houston, Texas


Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 


Univar Solutions is currently seeking an experienced Senior Chemist with expertise in Household, Institutional & Industrial Cleaning (HIC) formulations


About the Role: 

  • Senior Chemist is a hands-on role with proven formulation experience with new product development and strong knowledge of chemical composition, properties, structures and reactions to create innovative products utilizing unique formulation chemistries from concept through commercialization.
  • Key contributor to the advancement of Univar Solutions’ value-added services to our customers and suppliers in the Household, Institutional & Industrial Cleaning (HIC) markets



  • Manage customer projects, product development, and performance testing for a wide range of applications in the Household, Institutional & Industrial Cleaning (HIC) markets. 
  • Formulate independently or as a team from concept to finish.
  • Understand each ingredient’s function and develop creative combinations in formulations.
  • Generate prototypes for Sales and Marketing activities. 
  • Interface directly with salespeople and customers.
  • Design of experiments, set up test equipment and develop and implement testing procedures
  • Use statistical tools when necessary to evaluate key product parameters.
  • Communicate with Product Management function to stay updated on new raw materials and innovative products.
  • Assist with laboratory project work for other markets, as needed.
  • Commitment to safety, personal and of your colleagues


Education/Experience Qualification:

  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry or related science 
  • 5+ years experience as a R&D formulator in the Homecare and Industrial Cleaners (HIC) industries
  • Experience in formulating for other markets is an advantage, but not a requirement
  • Proven experience in customer-facing settings



  • Ability to analyze data, using statistics as needed, and familiarity with Design of Experiments
  • Experience in EPA and FDA regulated industries
  • Previous experience setting up lab and associated equipment
  • Work experience and expertise consisting of new formulation development, reverse engineering, formulation evaluation and problem-solving for a wide range of Homecare and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents, disinfectants, sanitizers, and cleaners market
  • Proficient in MS-Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint)
  • Experience in SAP and Sales Force is a plus


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.




Houston, Texas

Univar Solutions (NYSE: UNVR) is a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value added services to customers across a wide range of industries. With a vast supplier network, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, unparalleled logistics know-how, and industry-leading digital tools, Univar Solutions is a committed ally to customers and suppliers, helping them anticipate, navigate, and leverage meaningful growth opportunities.

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