Senior Formulator (Product Development)
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HELP US BRING THE GIFT OF HEALTH TO LIFE.
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 Sr. Formulator is responsible for all aspects of the formulation, product/process development, scale up and commercialization of dietary supplement dosage forms. This role collaborates with marketing and sales teams closely to innovate products for woman health and wellness. Sr. Formulator reports to Sr. Manager, Product Research.
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:
- Collaborates cross functionally to understand consumer needs; develops formulations and processes to support new product launches, meeting deliverables in a timely manner with excellent results.
- Responsible for the coordination and execution of benchtop, pilot, manufacturing scale-up and verification batches. Provides technical and scientific input, support to other technical disciplines.
- Leverages sensory evaluation results to optimize formulations and processes.
- Conducts well-designed experiments. Presents relevant findings to the appropriate technical groups.
- Maintains awareness of current developments in the functional discipline. Develops a network of outside contacts such as suppliers, contract manufacturers, consultants, educators and appropriate continuing education courses.
- Trains others in developing new products; conducts appropriate experiments and instructs in the proper use of laboratory and manufacturing equipment.
The ideal candidate is a creative and self-motivated formulator who can apply knowledges to create new products that connect to consumers. You enjoy working with cross functional team members to discover, learn and apply.
You'll be most successful in this role if you have:
- Comprehensive knowledge and practical experience with product formulation and process development in a regulated environment, and a firm foundation in mathematics and science. Experience with nutritional supplements including probiotics is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully commercialize new products, preferably with contract manufacturers.
- Ability to communicate and effectively influence cross-functional team members including Marketing and Operations.
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
It's an exciting time in Pharmavite's history. After 50 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:
- Bachelor's degree with minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in product development in food, confectionary, cosmetics or nutraceutical industries.
- Efficiency to run literature search and review.
- Ablilty to travel, up to 15% of time
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 Pharmavite.com/careers 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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