Scientist Product Development in Boca Raton, FL at The Bountiful Company

Date Posted: 11/3/2022

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Company Description

The Bountiful Company, a Nestlé Health Science Company, is a pure play branded leader in global nutrition, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbal and other specialty supplements, and active nutrition products, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The Bountiful Company’s portfolio of trusted brands includes Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  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 Bountiful Company 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 Scientist conducts all formulation and technical activities for Vitamin, Mineral, Herbs and Supplements (VMHS) new products and innovation, including design, development, and manufacturing scale-up of new ingredients, formulas, processes and products.

This role can be based in Bohemia, NY, Leonia, NJ, or Boca Raton, FL.

Responsibilities include:

  • With limited supervision, leads formulation and technical execution of VMHS New Product Development (NPD) projects from ideation through commercialization e.g. technical brief generation, formula development at lab/bench scale, prototyping, pilot production, shelf life studies, analytical testing, and finished product specification development.
  • Proactively identifies and leads technical team evaluation of novel functional ingredients, delivery forms, process and other relevant technologies to fuel future innovation.
  • Partners with internal consumer science and sensory teams to design and coordinate studies to guide and optimize product design and assure new products deliver an exceptional, differentiated consumer experience.
  • Establishes strong working relationships with external suppliers, internal and contract development labs, and manufacturing sites to successfully advance projects in accordance with the overall project timeline.
  • As the PD formulation lead, organizes and facilitates cross-functional team discussions with R&D, Marketing, Quality, and Supply-Chain project leads to drive decision making and progress on new product development initiatives.
  • Design and conducts experiments, writes protocols, analyzes and presents experimental results and conclusions. Conducts development updates, and technical recommendations to management and project team members and stakeholders as required.
  • Supports R&D lead in initiating short and long term technology projects, utilizing internal and external R&D networks, to enable long term NPD Pipeline development.
  • Design experiments and conduct plant trials with co-manufacturers as well as internal plants both domestically and internationally. 
  • Approximately 10-20% travel is required.

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years of industrial experience in the dietary supplement, consumer healthcare and/or value-added consumer packaged goods industry with experience formulating dietary ingredients in solid dosage formats is required.
  • Experience with new product development of dietary supplements and related nutritional products is required.
  • Working knowledge and experience of all key solid dosage format unit operations is preferred (tablet, capsules, softgels).
  • BS in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nutritional Sciences, or equivalent is required. MS/PhD is preferred.
  • Comfort working with and around machinery.
  • Breadth of technical knowledge and experience in application in functional food/nutritionals/dietary supplement formulation, product, process and platform development and delivery systems.
  • Demonstrated expertise in partnering with both internal and contract manufacturing organizations is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and relationship building skills.
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of NPD launches in a value-added consumer packaged goods environment is preferred.
  • Problem solver with strong analytical mindset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a PD lab environment on a hands-on basis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in NPD/Stage Gate process from Idea through launch of new products.
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices and working knowledge of form-specific regulatory requirements (DSHEA, FDA) and certifications (non-GMO, Kosher, Halal, DSVP, etc.).
  • Proficient basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) as well as a working knowledge of various statistical program applications and SPC. 
  • Ability to lift 15-20 pounds.

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