Mgr., Laboratory Svcs (i) in Bohemia, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 11/24/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Bohemia, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    11/24/2019

Job Description



Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with 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 its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.



Job Description

As a member of the plant leadership team, the Laboratory Services Manager is responsible for the management of all Laboratory activities for a high volume dietary supplements manufacturing site. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead, train, motivate and develop capabilities to a large group of up to 40 team members covering two shifts.

Overall responsibilities include

  • Manage all laboratory operations in the central quality control laboratory
  • Monitor the performance and competency of Quality staff and provide clear development plans and performance paths.
  • Manage the global stability program ensuring that all product families and matrices are covered so that the stability program supports our range of products.
  • Creates and manages a fully functioning control laboratory responsible for microbiological and chemical analysis of raw materials and bulk dietary supplements following CFR 111 and ISO 17025 requirements.
  • Work with raw material/component suppliers and Procurement to effectively communicate quality issues and achieve resolution.
  • Review investigation reports to determine any corrective and preventive actions that are necessary.
  • Provide logistical and resource support in order to meet throughput expectations and customer fill rates.  This includes supply and personnel resources as well as direction for prioritization.
  • Review end of study and investigation reports for stability studies to determine corrective and preventive actions.
  • Oversee any testing or product issues for raw materials and manufactured products that are tested in the laboratory.
  • Work with the Director to create and implement laboratory best practices across the laboratory network.
  • Provide coverage for the Quality Managers’ responsibilities in his/her absence.
  • Review regulatory and customer audit reports and implement any corrective and preventive actions necessary in response to audit observations.
  • Optimize the testing rationale in the laboratory to optimize throughput while maintaining the correct scheme to ensure the quality of the product.
  • Has ownership of and deploys the quality management systems and test plans as defined by Nature’s Bounty corporate policies and procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned as requested.

Job Requirements

  • 10+ years of related experience with advanced expertise.  
  • Experience with laboratory management as well as global standard setting a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or other closely related discipline; with extensive significant experience can be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proven experience to lead, train, motivate, and develop successful teams
  • Strong Influencing skills and ability to work effectively within teams
  • Passion to learn and teach and for building capabilities in others.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. 
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with associates, management, and cross functional partners.
  • Should be an assertive self-starter, who can also consistently display the interpersonal skills of both a strong leader and an effective team player 
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (including, Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with basic laboratory record-keeping systems.

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 online job postings.



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