Mgr., Product Development in Florham Park, NJ at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 1/12/2021

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Company Description

The Nature's Bounty Co. is a privately held, global leader in health and wellness with a rich history and proven track record in the nutritional market. As a manufacturer, marketer and online seller of vitamins, dietary supplements, minerals, herbals, protein bars and powders, and ethical beauty products, our purpose is to create a happier, healthier world using the power of science and nature. The brands of The Nature's Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Pure Protein®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Nature’s Bounty Co.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.



Job Description

The Product Development Manager position will work at our technical center in NJ and is part of the Product Development - R&D Team supporting nutritional products at NBCo. Position will manage a team as needed to drive activities from innovation and or line extension to commercialization and be responsible for key product development areas.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Leading strategy and development for new and improved products, from concept to commercialization
  • Ownership of multiple product development areas, such as innovation and line extension
  • Managing technical direction of projects- identifying key deliverables and next steps and communicating to team
  • Independently plan, manage and complete technical programs necessary to design, develop and optimize new and improved formulations/products/delivery systems for NBCo. products that meet customer needs and are robust and reproducible.
  • Manages complex business relationships with ingredient, form or process technology partner companies, contract developers and manufacturers, consultants, vendors, cross-functional departments, and outside university experts to ensure customer needs and projects are executed in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Manages technical staff as needed at internal and external research, development and manufacturing sites.
  • Develops and reviews intellectual property strategy and conducts patent searches, literature reviews and is current with cross industry technology insights. Understands application and benefits/costs to our product portfolio. Ensures competitive advantage through implementation of proprietary and differentiated technical solutions.
  • Coordinates and influences Brand Marketing, Insights & Analytics, Supply Chain, R&D and QA as key member and activity owner on Project, Brand and Platform teams.

Job Requirements

Experience:

  • 7+ years of industrial experience in the food, dietary supplement and/or value-added consumer packaged goods industry and with continually increasing scope of responsibilities
  • BS 8+ years of experience
  • MS 7+ years of experience
  • PhD 6+ years of experience

Education, Certification, Licenses & Registrations:

  • BS in a Food Science or Engineering, Chemistry, or Equivalent required. MS or PhD a plus

Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory role managing others at a functional or project level
  • 8+ years of experience in R&D, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance in food and/or supplement industry
  • Proven track record of successful product implementation from concept to commercialization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to manage up and work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic and tactical partnering with internal and external resources
  • Works seamlessly in both a business and R&D environment
  • Strong technical activity management in a stage-gate system is required
  • Proven ability to deliver programs on time and within budget 

  • 25% travel time at minimum

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more!

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.



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