Valencia, California Formulator

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  • Requisition Number VALA5322
  • Full Time Full Time - Regular
  • Shift 1st Shift
  • Area of Interest Science & Technology
  • Location Valencia A-VAL-A


Valencia, CA

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Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

The Formulator is responsible for commercializing formulations for a specified portfolio of products of a variety of dosage and delivery forms, This role enhances existing formulas, identifies innovative solutions to new and existing problems, and understands raw ingredient specifications and impact on finished products. The Formulator reports to the Manager of Product Development.

At Pharmavite, every employee has a stake in bringing the gift of health to life. We never shy away from disruptive innovation and tough challenges, because we're making real nutrition accessible to consumers everywhere in new and different ways. And because we know every nutriment we make matters, we have to make sure each one is just right before we make it ready for use. With this great responsibility comes the satisfaction that your contribution makes a real and significant difference.

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include:

  • Experience managing commercialized formulations for a specified portfolio of products, which includes a variety of dosage and delivery forms.
  • Providing oversite and monitoring of benchtop, pilot, manufacturing scale-up and verification batches. Where you provided technical and scientific input, support and assistance to other technical disciplines.
  • Support technology transfer activities; guide product and process development activities, work closely with Strategic Sourcing, Analytical Research Services, Quality Control, Quality Standards and Plant Operations team to deliver successful processes for the production of supplements into the commercial environment.
  • Works closely with key business partners to find synergies related to maximizing customer value and enhancing margins through formulation improvements.
  • Knowledgeable in supply chain planning techniques.

The ideal candidate is a scientist ready to embrace challenges and resolve complicated formulation issues. You are science-oriented and love using data and metrics to make informed decisions. At the same time, you enjoy working with team members from different functional departments.

You'll be most successful in this role if you have:

  • Successfully delivered complex projects critical to an organization's strategy, especially in start-up situations or dynamic markets.
  • Hands-on experience with many formulations and process-related instruments/equipment.
  • Willing to continually learn something new and be open-minded
  • Capable of effectively addressing and simplifying complex issues to a variety of audiences effectively.
  • Experience with demonstrated process orientation, even in changing or ambiguous situations facilitating critical pathways.

It's an exciting time in Pharmavite's history. After 45 years of leading the healthy living industry with award-winning vitamins and supplements, the company has experienced great success and has gained the trust of consumers, healthcare professionals, and retailers alike. But there's more growth ahead of us than behind us, and for our employees this translates into opportunity. Our rapidly changing business enables employees to take on new challenges and transform Pharmavite for the future.

In order to take on these challenges, you'll need to have:

  • Competent knowledge and practical experience with supplement and/or pharmaceutical and/or functional foods product development, processing equipment and techniques and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong solid dosage, hands-on formulation and scale-up experience.
  • Proven scientific and technical ability to design and execute experimental and/or protocol studies as well as statistically analyze data, author and review protocols and reports and present the data to appropriate parties.
  • Excellent analytical, technical writing, communication and data management.
  • 2 years of formulation development experience.
  • 4-year college or university degree or its equivalent in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Food Science, Chemical Engineering or other relevant science degrees.


Here, career paths aren't predefined and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Visit to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


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