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

Date Posted: 9/20/2021

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    Leonia, NJ
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Job Description

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

Under the direction of the Tech Services Manager, the Sr. Tech Services Scientist will work closely with multifunctional teams to help improve current products, address manufacturing issues, evaluate new technologies and/or ingredients, seek cost savings and maintain networks of external partners. Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) is required. Project goals are accomplished with the supervision of the support Supply Chain technicians and scientists.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Formulates nutritional supplement products in various forms in support of manufacturing.

Creates and approves new raw material specifications, master batch records, change controls, deviations or other required documentation in support of manufacturing existing in-line products.

Leads scale up strategies, and qualifies and transfers technologies/processes to other internal manufacturing sites, or externally.

Defines and implements solutions for assigned tasks, balancing achievement of milestones with high quality standards.

Provides technical leadership to manufacturing including but not limited to formulation or process improvements, formulation globalization, cost savings initiatives, and trouble shooting.

Interacts with multifunctional teams (including Quality, Procurement, Product Development and Manufacturing) and the Technical Design Council to resolve issues as may arise during the manufacturing of existing products.

Negotiates timeline commitments among other team members such that agreed objectives and timings for completion of activities are achieved. Rapidly communicates major changes to project plans to manager/director.

Sets and refines individual priorities as necessary to remain focused on objectives and project milestones under rapidly changing circumstances.

Looks for innovative and better ways of doing things. Actively looks to eliminate non-value added steps of processes and procedures.

Explores and shares new scientific information, technologies, products and processes with the Science and Technology community. Builds awareness of developments outside of NBTY through attendance/presentations at trade associations or scientific meetings.  Leads external collaborations with suppliers, academia and other professional bodies.

Performs comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of own data and data from other scientists.

Ensures that all internal and external work activities are conducted to appropriated standards, in accordance with Company policies, laws, quality standards, SOPs , etc.

Job Requirements

  • 5 years experience in the hands-on development and characterization of solid dose formulations, including tablet, capsules, liquids, soft gels and gummies or the equivalent experience.
  • Experience with laboratory activities, qualification processes, technology transfers, Quality by Design, and/or Operational Excellence tools.
  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science or related required.
  • Strong laboratory and experimental skills
  • Strong data analysis and written and verbal reports
  • Successful track record in the formulation of solid dosage products.
  • Working knowledge of tablet presses, encapsulation, granulation and blending equipment.
  • Must have excellent communication and problem-solving abilities, excellent organizational, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to interact well in multifunctional teams, and in fostering a team approach to achieving project goals. 
  • Good project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with external partners and scientific experts.

Expected high performance behaviors:

  • Exhibit positive attitude regarding work and responsibilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively within teams
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness during major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures
  • Continuously look for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards
  • Is creative and intellectually curious; tries different and novel ways to solve obstacles

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