Sr. Mgr., Tech Svc (I) in Leonia, NJ at The Bountiful Company

Date Posted: 7/20/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Leonia, NJ
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  • Experience:
    At least 8 year(s)
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Job Description

Company Description

The Bountiful Company is a global leader in health and wellness, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbals, supplements, protein bars and powders, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The brands of The Bountiful Company are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Pure Protein®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx®, Ester-C® and Dr.Organic®.

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 Manager of Technical Services will collaborate with Supply Chain leadership to provide expertise on solid dose formulation and technology, while coaching and managing the Technical Services team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving current products and processes, improving efficiencies, addressing manufacturing issues, seeking cost savings and maintaining networks of external partners
  • Oversees the Technical Services department at a specific manufacturing site and works in partnership with the technical services director
  • Leads projects and teams in support of departmental plans
  • Works directly with director to recommend and implement organizational and procedural changes to deliver on bottom-line savings
  • Provides resources to respond to day-to-day technical needs of manufacturing site
  • Evaluates business needs and allocates resources to project and business needs
  • Sets and refines team priorities as necessary to remain focused on objectives and project milestones under rapidly changing circumstances
  • Reviews and approves GMP-critical documentation, including batch records, amendments, experimental summaries, and qualification/validation reports
  • Leads outsourcing of manufacturing processes/technology transfers
  • Coaches Technical Services Scientists in defining and implementing innovative solutions for assigned tasks, balancing achievement of milestones with high quality standards
  • Negotiates timeline commitments among Scientists, project teams, and contractors such that agreed objectives and timings for completion of activities are achieved
  • Rapidly communicates major changes to project plans to upper management
  • Looks for innovative and better ways of doing things
  • Actively looks to eliminate non-value added steps of processes and procedures
  • Monitors, explores, and shares new scientific information, technologies, products and processes with the Science and Technology community
  • Creates and executes experimental plans and manufacturing trials to fit overall project objectives
  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of own data and data from other scientists
  • Acts as a mentor/coach for scientists and provides guidance/feedback on their personal development plan and career objectives to their direct reports

Job Requirements

  • Significant experience of 8+ years within a pharmaceutical or consumer good (food, dietary supplement and/or OTC) environment involved in product development and manufacturing, including 3 years of supervisory ownership experience
  • Proven technical leadership skills with experience using scientific principles to develop or improve products and/or validate processes
  • Working knowledge of financial aspects of business, technical writing skills, computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft suite
  • Knowledgeable of cGMP and regulatory guidelines
  • Implementation of process improvements
  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Microbiology, Immunology or equivalent required; advanced degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment. hands-on experience conducting R&D trials
  • Demonstrated ability to complete root cause analysis, CAPA and deviations
  • Proven people management skills and development of direct reports
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and customized computer applications
  • Ability to lift up to approximately 40 pounds

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