Tech Svc Scientist (I) in Prescott, AZ at The Bountiful Company

Date Posted: 6/15/2022

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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 Technical Services Scientist supports the formulation and manufacturing process for our solid dose products. The Scientist will collaborate with multiple teams to help improve current products, address manufacturing issues, evaluate new technologies and/or ingredients, seek cost savings and maintain networks of external partners.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulate nutritional supplement products in various forms in support of manufacturing
  • Assists with creating and approving new raw material specifications, master batch records, change controls, deviations or other required documentation in support of manufacturing existing in-line products
  • Assists in scale up, validating and transferring technologies/processes to other internal manufacturing sites, or externally 
  • Defines and implements solutions for routine tasks, balancing achievement of milestones with high quality standards
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing including but not limited to formulation or process improvement, formulation globalization, cost savings initiatives, and trouble shooting
  • Interacts with multi functional teams (including Quality, Procurement, Product Development and Manufacturing) and the Technical Design Council to resolve issues as may arise in the course of new product development or existing product improvement
  • 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 the company through attendance/presentations at trade associations or scientific meetings
  • Maintains external collaborations with suppliers, academia and other professional bodies
  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated and critical evaluation of own data
  • 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

  • 1+ years of experience with hands-on development and characterization of solid dose formulations, including tablet, capsules, liquids, soft gels and gummies or the equivalent experience
  • Experienced with laboratory activities, technology transfers, Quality by Design, and/or Operational Excellence tools
  • Proficient using scientific principles to develop or optimize formulation and manufacturing processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science or other related discipline
  • Extensive relevant industry experience will be considered in lieu of an undergraduate degree
  • Strong laboratory and experimental skills, data analysis and written and verbal reports
  • Successful track record in the development 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 multi functional teams, including product development using Stage/Gate methodology, and in fostering a team approach to achieving project goals
  • Ability to lift approximately 40 pounds
  • Ability to succeed in a changing environment and adjusting effectively 
  • Continuously looks for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards
  • Creative and intellectually curious; tries different and novel ways to solve obstacles

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