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

Date Posted: 1/22/2019

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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.

Job Description

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

  • The successful candidate will have at 10+  year’s of experience in dietary supplements and/or food industry, with at least 7 years in a management capacity.  Strong depth and breadth in nutritional and food science.
  • Requires a PhD degree or MS with relevant experience in Human Nutrition, Food Science or adjacent fields
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in the identification, articulation  and commercialization of science in  un-familiar and/or emerging areas
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate well with colleagues
  • Ability to work independently driving both programs and projects on projects with a  history of timely tactical executions
  • Ability to critically analyze and synthesize complicated data and scientific information
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several programs and  projects simultaneously
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate that vision to others
  • Travel 15-25% as needed
Additional Information

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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