Position Description

Job Title: Formulation Scientist

General Description:

This position is responsible for product development from formulation to launch; includes ingredient compatibility, vendor and contract manufacturer evaluation.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Assess and develop new nutraceutical ingredients, product formulations, delivery forms and technology platforms
Assess and vet new product opportunities to determine viability, dosage, regulatory compliance, and scientific validation
Analyze and evaluate clinical and laboratory research as it applies to the formulation and delivery of new and existing products
Establish and maintains relationships with suppliers and contract manufacturers
Research competition and stay abreast of industry developments and trends
Collaborate with key internal partners (e.g. Purchasing and QA/QC) to source ingredients
for new formulas
Evaluate potential ingredients and formulas for manufacturability; evaluate new and existing raw materials for functionality and stability
Complete competitive analysis and pricing
Manage product launch and follow through to ensure meeting deadlines
Write technical and marketing support documents as appropriate
Review internal documents for consistency and accuracy (ads, articles, all marketing pieces, product directory, etc.) as appropriate
Research and respond to elevated member issues involving product and ingredient questions/concerns; provide timely responses
Collaborate with cross-functional groups including Marketing, Magazine, Scientific Development, Business Development, Legal, Customer Service, Purchasing, and QA/QC
Create product concept presentations; formally present to executive/ownership level
Review magazine and launch articles
Regular onsite attendance is an essential function of this position
Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Position Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or related field; Master’s degree preferred
3+ years dietary supplement experience
3+ years product development experience
Excellent communication skills, oral and written
Proficient in MS Office