Food Chemistry, Food Health & Nutrition, Product Development & Ingredient Innovations
4 Year Degree
Senior Manager, Product Development
HELP US BRING THE GIFT OF HEALTH TO LIFE.
Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and everyday counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.
The Sr. Manager, Product Development is responsible for developing high quality supplement products loved by consumers. This role oversees the formulation and process development of gummy supplements from early discovery through commercialization. The Sr. Manager, Product Development reports to DVP, Product R&D and manages a team of formulation scientists and technicians.
At Pharmavite, every employee has a stake in bringing the gift of health to life. We never shy away from disruptive innovation and tough challenges, because we're making real nutrition accessible to consumers everywhere in new and different ways. And because we know every nutriment, we make matters, we must make sure each one is just right before we make it ready for use. With this great responsibility comes the satisfaction that your contribution makes a real and significant difference.
Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include:
Provides technical expertise in the formulation and manufacturing of gummy supplements to drive the development and commercialization of new products
Partners cross-functionally throughout the development process to ensure the technical, manufacturing and commercial success of new products
Collaborates with the Innovation team to assess feasibility of product concepts during early discovery with a "what needs to be true" mindset
Evaluates new ingredients, technologies and processes to improve products and shape the pipeline
Leads and develops a dynamic team of formulation scientists and technicians to deliver against innovation
The ideal candidate is a gifted product developer with a passion for developing a talent. You take pride in coaching your team to deliver with independence. You have a deep empathy for the consumer and are driven to develop products loved by consumers.
You'll be most successful in this role if you have:
Hands-on product development experience and critical thinking abilities to solve formulation, processing and stability challenges
Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functionally to overcome challenges and deliver the best business outcome
Proven track record of developing compelling consumer products
External orientation to stay in touch with the market and industry bringing insights and technologies to shape the pipeline
Demonstrated ability to grow talent through coaching both technical and soft skills
It's an exciting time in Pharmavite' s history. After 45 years of leading the healthy living industry with award-winning vitamins and supplements, the company has experienced great success and has gained the trust of consumers, healthcare professionals, and retailers alike. But there's more growth ahead of us than behind us, and for our employees this translates into opportunity. Our rapidly changing business enables employees to take on new challenges and transform Pharmavite for the future.
In order to take on these challenges, you'll need to have:
Minimum of 10 years' experience in leading product development of consumer package goods, preferably in gummy supplements or confections
Thorough understanding of all aspects of the product development process from bench-top formulation through scale-up and commercialization, preferably with experience in consumer sensory testing
Strong project, organizational and time management skills
Experience leading and developing a team of scientists
Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering or related science; MS or PhD a plus
Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you can grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.
Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being as well as peace of mind. These rewards plus our new recognition program ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.
Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begin with us.
Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.
Internal Number: VALA5178
At Pharmavite, we strive to make the world a better place. It’s in our DNA.
More than 45 years ago, our founders focused on improving health & wellness by going back to the basics—good nutrition and essential nutrients & minerals. And since that day, we’ve been a leader in the health and wellness industry and have earned the trust of consumers, healthcare professionals, and retailers alike by offering the highest quality vitamins and supplements under the Nature Made® brand.
We make products with a purpose, and our purpose is Bringing the Gift of Health to Life.
We believe that people are the foundation for a successful, growing business and we’re seeking someone passionate about our industry and purpose. We work hard, we care about what we do, and we get it done. Together, we deliver exceptional results.
About Nature Made:
Nature Made is a leading national brand of Vitamins and Supplements in food, drug, mass and club retail outlets, and a top 10 brand in the Health and Beauty category. Staying true to our founders’ intent, Nature Made is committed to high quality; it was the first brand to be verified by USP, an independent organization that verif...ies purity and potency. Nature Made is also the leading choice of US Pharmacists in nine key segments.