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Specialist, Consumer Science in Ronkonkoma, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 4/21/2019

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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.

Consumer Science is a newly formed, product focused research team with the goal of embedding consumer insights, preference and appeal into the R&D innovation process.  The Specialist role is an essential function to the team and will support in the execution of sensory and consumer studies. 

  • Responsible for the administration and coordination of product evaluations for innovations, product development projects, shelf life testing, plant production transfer, etc.
  • Completes the study paperwork required to commission research agencies for external consumer studies 
  • Prepares study surveys and summarizes results under the supervision of the Consumer Scientist
  • Ensures that sensory and consumer study data is accurate, reliable, and properly documented
  • Schedules and administrates internal employee panel evaluations
  • Prepares samples for internal panel evaluation: receiving, labelling, plating, serving
  • Tracks internal panelist participation and compensation
  • Coordinates samples to ensure timely delivery at external research agencies (sample acquisition from study requester, prepares shipment, documentation and tracking)
  • Enters data into required systems and tabulates data as needed

Job Requirements

  • Degree in a related field (ex: Science, Statistics, Psychology, Engineering, etc.) with 2+ years sensory lab experience in the consumer goods industry preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and capacity to multitask efficiently with changing priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn to use function specific applications (e.g. survey software, payment systems)
  • Knowledge of basic statistical methods is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrates a curiosity and eagerness to learn

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.