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Dir., Nutrition Science in Ronkonkoma, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 3/22/2019

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Job Description

For more than 70 years, The Nature’s Bounty Co. has enriched the lives of consumers around the world and stood as the leader in health and wellness by introducing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. Putting science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business, the brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world. Always motivated by nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health, our vision for health and wellness has inspired leading brands such as Nature’s Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Ester-C®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Balance®, Body Fortress®, Puritan’s Pride® and Organic Dr.®, among others. As a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition and ethical beauty products, The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms.

The Nature’s Bounty Co. is seeking a seasoned technical leader that is a self-driven, highly creative and experienced in dietary supplements and/or nutritional food products. Candidates must have strong management and leadership skills, with a proven track record in guiding and developing science-based innovations which enable nutritional claims that align with ever-changing consumer needs.   The primary focus of this position is to drive nutritional science innovation through the Organization working closely with consumer insights, product development, regulatory and legal teams.  Key skill sets include strong people management, comfort with technical ambiguity, intuitive scientific insights, ability to communicate and sell ideas/concepts to technical and non-technical audience.  This person will report directly to the VP, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive  nutritional innovation across the organization working closely with key strategic function members
  • Provide insight and expertise on cross-functional NPD programs and projects as needed
  • Assure Subject Matter Expert (SME) support of on-going Stage Gate projects
  • Manage advanced degreed nutritional scientists
  • Advise management on emerging scientific issues relating to nutritional supplements
  • Build and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders in specific areas of nutrition and food sciences
  • Ability to present scientific findings internally to senior management and externally to scientific peers
  •  Interface with raw material suppliers and review scientific information to bring scientifically sound next-generation ingredients with nutritional benefits to the market

Job Requirements

The Nature’s Bounty Co. is seeking a seasoned technical leader that is a self-driven, highly creative and experienced in dietary supplements and/or nutritional food products. Candidates must have strong management and leadership skills, with a proven track record in guiding and developing science-based innovations which enable nutritional claims that align with ever-changing consumer needs.   The primary focus of this position is to drive nutritional science innovation through the Organization working closely with consumer insights, product development, regulatory and legal teams.  Key skill sets include strong people management, comfort with technical ambiguity, intuitive scientific insights, ability to communicate and sell ideas/concepts to technical and non-technical audience.  This person will report directly to the VP, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive  nutritional innovation across the organization working closely with key strategic function members
  • Provide insight and expertise on cross-functional NPD programs and projects as needed
  • Assure Subject Matter Expert (SME) support of on-going Stage Gate projects
  • Manage advanced degreed nutritional scientists
  • Advise management on emerging scientific issues relating to nutritional supplements
  • Build and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders in specific areas of nutrition and food sciences
  • Ability to present scientific findings internally to senior management and externally to scientific peers
  •  Interface with raw material suppliers and review scientific information to bring scientifically sound next-generation ingredients with nutritional benefits to the market