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

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job 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

The Nature's Bounty Co.'s R&D Team is currently recruiting for a Manager, Product Development.  This role will manage technical projects including design, development, and technology transfer of new formulas, products, and line extensions while providing technical support to existing products as needed our Vitamin, Mineral, Herbal Supplements (VMHS) category.  This position leads and supports new product development in VMHS through Stage Gates and all pre and post evaluations, develops new or improved products/processes leading to Product Launch, and identifies, assesses and exploits enabling technology and delivery form platforms to support growth of current and future NB VMHS Brands and Platforms with an emphasis on proprietary and differentiated solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Recognized technical leadership/subject matter expert in an important area(s) of innovation within the VMHS and/or OTC space.  Must be able to act as the technical expert and lead projects in those areas from inception to commercialization.
  • Interface with co manufactures or vendors to co-develop new products
  • Develop budgets and schedule project plans for new product launches.
  • Serve as key member of R&D franchise teams, work well with marketing, supply chain and other partners within the organization
  • Independently plan, manage and complete technical programs necessary to design, develop and optimize new and improved formulations/products/delivery systems for NB products that meet customer needs and are robust and reproducible
  • Creatively links formulation and/or product science and technology opportunities to the needs of the business through development and transfer of new products from Idea to Commercialization, transfer technologies from bench/pilot to manufacturing scale and successfully implementing proprietary and differentiated technical solutions
  • Manages complex business relationships with ingredient/bioactive, 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 the identification, assessment and development of enabling technology/delivery form platforms to enable meaningfully unique delivery of current and future ingredients/bioactives to grow NB Brands and Platforms short and long term pipeline value.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and draw conclusions and make recommendations from data to enable technical execution of projects. Modify methodology to improve the quality, accuracy and usefulness of data. Provide technical recommendations to R&D, Project and Brand teams through clear and concise oral and written communications.
  • 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. Ensure competitive advantage through implementation of proprietary and differentiated technical solutions.
  • Plan, develop, coordinate and direct a large important R&D projects or a number of small projects with many complex features.
Qualifications

  • 7+ years industrial experience in the OTC or dietary supplement industry and with continually increasing scope of responsibilities
  • BS, MS, PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent
  • Training or certifications in Project Management, Design of Experiments or equivalent is preferred
  • Breadth of technical knowledge and experience in application in OTC, nutraceuticals, nutritional products, or dietary supplement formulation, product, process and platform development and delivery systems. 
  • Strong business acumen linking science to commercial opportunities
  • Experience in technical projects and project/program/platform leadership in an R&D environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in NPD/Stage Gate process from Idea through Commercialization
  •  Demonstrated expertise in strategic and tactical partnering with internal and external resources
  • Experience in budget management, project prioritization and resource allocation
  • Knowledge and application of design thinking, design of experiments and relevant statistical tools in product development
  • Works seamlessly in both an business and R&D environment
  • Strong technical activity management in a stage-gate system is required
  • Product lifecycle management (PLM) system knowledge is required
     

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 631-200-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our on-line job postings.