Sr. Mgr., Tech Svc (I) in Leonia, NJ at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 11/26/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Leonia, NJ
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  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
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Job Description

Company Description

The Nature's Bounty Co. is a privately held, global leader in health and wellness with a rich history and proven track record in the nutritional market. As a manufacturer, marketer and online seller of vitamins, dietary supplements, minerals, herbals, protein bars and powders, and ethical beauty products, our purpose is to create a happier, healthier world using the power of science and nature. The brands of The Nature's Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Pure Protein®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Nature’s Bounty Co.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer 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 forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

The Senior Manager of Technical Services will collaborate with Supply Chain leadership to provide expertise on solid dose formulation and technology, while coaching and managing the Technical Services team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving current products and processes, improving efficiencies, addressing manufacturing issues, seeking cost savings and maintaining networks of external partners
  • Oversees the Technical Services department at a specific manufacturing site and works in partnership with the technical services director
  • Leads projects and teams in support of departmental plans
  • Works directly with director to recommend and implement organizational and procedural changes to deliver on bottom-line savings
  • Provides resources to respond to day-to-day technical needs of manufacturing site
  • Evaluates business needs and allocates resources to project and business needs
  • Sets and refines team priorities as necessary to remain focused on objectives and project milestones under rapidly changing circumstances
  • Reviews and approves GMP-critical documentation, including batch records, amendments, experimental summaries, and qualification/validation reports
  • Leads outsourcing of manufacturing processes/technology transfers
  • Coaches Technical Services Scientists in defining and implementing innovative solutions for assigned tasks, balancing achievement of milestones with high quality standards
  • Negotiates timeline commitments among Scientists, project teams, and contractors such that agreed objectives and timings for completion of activities are achieved
  • Rapidly communicates major changes to project plans to upper management
  • Looks for innovative and better ways of doing things
  • Actively looks to eliminate non-value added steps of processes and procedures
  • Monitors, explores, and shares new scientific information, technologies, products and processes with the Science and Technology community
  • Creates and executes experimental plans and manufacturing trials to fit overall project objectives
  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of own data and data from other scientists
  • Acts as a mentor/coach for scientists and provides guidance/feedback on their personal development plan and career objectives to their direct reports

Job Requirements

  • Significant experience of 10+ years within a pharmaceutical or consumer packaged goods (food, dietary supplement and/or OTC) environment involved in product development and manufacturing, including 5+ years of direct management experience
  • Proven technical leadership skills with experience using scientific principles to develop or improve products and/or validate processes
  • Working knowledge of financial aspects of business, technical writing skills, computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft suite
  • Knowledgeable of cGMP and regulatory guidelines
  • Implementation of process improvements
  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Microbiology, Immunology or equivalent required; advanced degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment. hands-on experience conducting R&D trials
  • Demonstrated ability to complete root cause analysis, CAPA and deviations
  • Proven people management skills and development of direct reports
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and customized computer applications
  • Ability to lift up to approximately 40 pounds

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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