Working as part of the Product Development team, the Product Development Formulator develops best-in-class nutritional supplements in various delivery formats (capsules, soft gels, liquids, powders, gummies and/or nutrition bars) for launch in the US and international markets.
In this role you will:
Collaborate with the PD Team to develop new best-in-class nutritional supplements and renovate existing formulas as deemed necessary
Research and identify optimal ingredients for new formulations
Support current raw material sourcing and secondary sourcing with technical material review and evaluation
Maintain working knowledge of new and innovative products and industry trends
Conduct early stage evaluation of raw materials and potential formulation options to determine feasibility and identify solutions to work through challenges to ensure timely shipment
Work with contract manufacturers, develop blends, obtain and negotiate price quotes, and project manage the manufacturing process for timely delivery
Develop and maintain working relationships with key vendors to maximize ongoing and future project success
Check and approve of documents such as Ingredient and Finished Goods Specifications, Master Formulas, Product Label, and Nutritional Information
Interface with internal departments including purchasing, manufacturing, quality assurance/ quality control, sales and customer service as required
Keep up to date on regulatory, innovative and industry wide changes
Work cross-functionally to troubleshoot technical, formulation, and processing issues during new product development
BS in food science, chemistry, biology, pharmaceutical engineering, or related field required.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in dietary supplement (capsules, soft gels, liquids, powders, gummies, and/or nutrition bars) preferred or related field.
Must be able to read and interpret documents such as standard operating procedures, and regulations.
Must be able to work cross functionally with many different departments and various skill levels.
Knowledge of Food & Supplement regulations (including DSHEA, FD&C Act Section 21 CFR 111) is preferred.
Ability to objectively review the primary and secondary scientific literature to help support ingredient or product efficacy and safety is preferred.
Ability to deal with complex problems with many variables.
Basic skills in math, including algebra are required.
Meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to produce high quality work with limited supervision.
Must possess knowledge pertaining to the nutraceutical industry and must be well versed in a variety of ingredients, their usage, forms, activities and all other relevant characteristics.
Must be proficient with MS Office and have advanced Excel skills.
This is a full time, in house position at our headquarters in Watsonville, California.
Telecommuting will not be considered.
About Nordic Naturals
At Nordic Naturals, we’re committed to delivering the world’s safest, most effective nutrients essential to health. Our award-winning omega-3 fish oil and other foundational nutrients are research supported, expertly formulated, rigorously tested, proven effective and, best of all, great tasting. With products for the whole family, we deliver the nutrients essential for healthy living.
Nordic Naturals has been revolutionizing omega-3s since 1995, pioneering a new definition of fish oil as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, and dosage. Headquartered in Watsonville, CA, the company has expanded beyond solely omega-3s and offers complementary, foundational nutrients essential to health. Our portfolio, which is distributed to over 35 countries, includes more than 200 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. Family owned, Nordic Naturals works passionately to see generations of healthier, happier people around the world.
Nordic Naturals offers a great work environment, support for a healthy lifestyle, and an opportunity to be part of a company that’s making a positive difference. We are committed to the shared goal of promot...ing health and wellness by delivering the world’s safest, most effective omega oils. We see a growing worldwide market and need a great team of people to enable our company to continue to fulfill its mission.