Position Description

Job Title: Manager, Manufacturing & Technical Services

General Description:

This position is responsible for managing the reformulation of existing product formulas to ensure the quality and integrity of the LE product line. Additionally this role supports the Product Development team in the formulation integrity of finished product for new product launches to include management, guidance, and direction to appropriate internal staff.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Works directly with contract manufacturers to ensure the finished product formulation integrity
Provides direction and guidance to internal staff involved in formulation chemistry, technical services and vendor management
Analyzes new ingredients for compatibility in product formulations
Analyzes formulations for compatibility and makes recommendations to optimize product potency and stability
Works with suppliers on getting key technical information related to active and inactive ingredients
Serves as hands-on liaison to monitor production issues for new product launches and existing product upgrades, including product piloting and manufacturing scale-up
Serves as a member of the Continuous Improvement Committee, driving improvement projects with internal customers and contract manufacturers with a focus on cost savings and product integrity.
Reviews labels, finished product specifications and manufacturers specifications for ingredient accuracy
Ensures that the Request for Quote process is handled in an accurate and timely manner
Enters and maintains all formula data in product database
Provides technical and strategic direction to the manufacturing and technical services team
Manages multiple projects, meeting or exceeding key deliverable dates
Identify areas for improving efficiencies, collaboration and communication within QA, PD and Purchasing
Approximately 25% travel time required
Regular onsite attendance (when not on business travel) is an essential function of this position
Additional duties as needed

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Life Sciences, Nutritional Sciences or related field strongly preferred; Master’s degree preferred
5+ years of hands-on experience in solid dosage manufacturing (capsule, tablet, softgel required)
3+ years of dietary supplement formulation experience to include a familiarity of ingredients, physical properties, coatings and dispersion, production characteristics and raw material processing
Knowledge of manufacturing cGMP’s and regulatory compliance (21 CFR 111)
Proven experience providing creative solutions to resolve production issues