Tech Svc Scientist (I) in Boca Raton, FL at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 7/21/2018

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Job Description

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 Technical Services Scientist.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative team to support formulation and manufacturing processes for our solid dose product.   The role will collaborate with multiple teams to help improve current products, address manufacturing issues, evaluate new technologies and/or ingredients, seek cost savings and maintain networks of external partners.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulate nutritional supplement products in various forms in support of manufacturing
  • Assists with creating and approving new raw material specifications, master batch records, change controls, deviations or other required documentation in support of manufacturing existing in-line products
  • Assists in scale up, validating and transferring technologies/processes to other internal manufacturing sites, or externally 
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing including but not limited to formulation or process improvement, formulation globalization, cost savings initiatives, and trouble shooting
  • Interacts with multi functional teams (including Quality, Procurement, Product Development and Manufacturing) and the Technical Design Council to resolve issues as may arise in the course of new product development or existing product improvement
  • Negotiates timeline commitments among other team members such that agreed objectives and timings for completion of activities are achieved
  • Looks for innovative and better ways of doing things. Actively looks to eliminate non-value added steps of processes and procedures
  • Explores and shares new scientific information, technologies, products and processes with the Science and Technology community
  • Builds awareness of developments outside of the company through attendance/presentations at trade associations or scientific meetings
  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of own data
  • Ensures that all internal and external work activities are conducted to appropriated standards, in accordance with Company policies, laws, quality standards, SOPs , etc.

  • 1+ years of experience with hands-on development and characterization of solid dose formulations, including tablet, capsules, liquids, soft gels and gummies or the equivalent experience
  • Experienced with laboratory activities, technology transfers, Quality by Design, and/or Operational Excellence tools
  • Proficient using scientific principles to develop or optimize formulation and manufacturing processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science or other related discipline
  • Extensive relevant industry experience will be considered in lieu of an undergraduate degree
  • Strong laboratory and experimental skills, data analysis and written and verbal reports
  • Successful track record in the development of solid dosage products
  • Working knowledge of tablet presses, encapsulation, granulation and blending equipment
  • Must have excellent communication and problem-solving abilities, excellent organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact well in multi functional teams, including product development using Stage/Gate methodology, and in fostering a team approach to achieving project goals
  • Ability to lift approximately 40 pounds
  • Ability to succeed in a changing environment and adjusting effectively 
  • Continuously looks for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards
  • Creative and intellectually curious; tries different and novel ways to solve obstacles

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.