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

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

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Company 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 currently recruiting for a Manager, Nutrition Science.  This role is an exciting opportunity for individuals seeking to leverage their passion for nutrition science with an Organization committed to driving consumer wellness innovation.  Candidates will bring expertise in nutritional discovery, regional claims substantiations, and commercialization.

The focus of the Manager, Nutritional Science role include the identification and translation of science and technical information to commercial counterparts as part of discovery team. Additionally, this role will own accountabilities in the day-to-day support of regional new product development commercial project teams.  Key skill sets include strong people and management skills, comfort with technical ambiguity, intuitive scientific insights, and ability to communicate and sell ideas/concepts to technical and non-technical audience.   

Responsibilities incloude, but are not limited to:

  • Support the Director in driving nutritional innovation and processes across the organization working closely with key strategic cross-functional teams as the voice of Nutrition and Scientific Affairs
  • Play a pivotal scientific and communications role in representing the nutrition function in supporting regional NPD project teams.
  • Advise on emerging scientific issues relating to nutritional supplements
  • Build and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders in specific areas of nutrition and food science
  • 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
  • Manage and coach up to 2 scientists



Qualifications  

The successful candidate will have significant commercial experience in the development and commercialization of  dietary supplements and can demonstrate appropriate translation and communication of technical concepts to the commercial partners. Strong familiarity with USA regulatory, discovery, commercial new product development teams and Stage Gate portfolio processes are key to success in this role.

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of MS degree in Human Nutrition, Food Science or a related field with 5+ years of commercial industry experience translating science to the marketplace.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in the communication and presentation of complex scientific and technical data
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate well with colleagues, especially with commercial counterparts
  • Ability to work independently on projects and history of timely tactical executions
  • Ability to critically analyze and synthesize complicated data and scientific information
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity with Stage Gate portfolio management processes and systems
  • Ability to think scientifically and strategically while communicating practically to business partners.


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.