Valencia, California Senior Formulator (Research and Development)

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  • Requisition Number VALA6085
  • Full Time Full Time - Regular
  • Shift 1st Shift
  • Area of Interest Research & Development
  • Location Valencia A-VAL-A

Senior Formulator 

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 Senior Formulator (Research and Development) is responsible for all aspects of the formulation, product/process development, scale up and commercialization of dietary supplement dosage forms. This role explores and conducts research in relevant technologies to innovate products for consumer needs. The Senior Formulator reports to the Sr. Manager, 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:

  • Conducts well-designed experiments. Presents relevant findings to the appropriate technical groups. Develops prototypes to demonstrate application of new technologies and develop related intellectual properties.
  • 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 and assistance to other technical disciplines.
  • Leverage sensory evaluation results to optimize formulations and processes
  • Maintains awareness of current developments in the functional discipline. Develops a network of outside contacts such as vendors, 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/process development, processing laboratory techniques and regulatory requirements and a firm foundation in chemistry, mathematics, pharmaceutics and/or food science.
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively in a cross-functional team environment especially with Marketing and Operations to establish strong rapport with them.
  • Strong critcal thinking and problem solve skill

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.
  • Master's degree with minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in product development in food, confectionary, cosmetics or nutraceutical industries.
  • PhD degree with minimum of 0-1 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 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.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Where permitted by applicable law, as of December 1, 2021 all candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for all US-based jobs if not already employed by Pharmavite. Proof of vaccination will be required at hire.