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R&D Coordinator
Organic by Nature, Inc. - Long Beach, CA

 

 

 

R & D Coordinator for Nutritional Supplements

Description:
We are looking for an industrious, self-starting and smart candidate to manage projects pertaining to nutritional supplement product development. Candidate will assist in formulation, development and launch of products in various sales channels. Candidate will work with new and existing suppliers to source components as required. Candidate will work together with Sales Dept, Brand Managers and Regulatory Department from both internal and external companies to manage certifications, launch requirements (schedule, product data, FAQ, etc.) and post launch product maintenance.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop formulas and run pilots on new projects
  • Determine nutritional information for all new products and continuously update existing nutritional data for all products
  • Manage multiple formulas from different projects and scopes at one time
  • Communicate with partner suppliers on label, nutrition, and packaging issues
  • Review labels and other marketing material for accuracy and compliance to be used for website and marketing content on products and general nutritional information
  • Manage certifications (e g. Kosher, Organic, USDA and others as required)
  • Develop a comprehensive project opportunity list and a robust pipeline of projects.
  • Have an understanding of food manufacturing as it relates to each product and new projects
  • Work with the production, quality control, scheduling, purchasing, marketing and sales teams as needed
  • Source and maintain vendor relationships to secure the necessary ingredients and packaging that align with Emergency Essentials standards.
  • Ensure that project risks are known and understood by appropriate levels, work with team to provide contingency plans in order to mitigate risks.
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís Degree in Food Science, Nutrition or other related degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum three years R&D experience, preferably in a dry food manufacturing facility setting or dietary supplement setting
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Ability to develop and drive SOPís
  • Specific knowledge of product formulation/functionality of ingredients
  • Food packaging knowledge helpful
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong multi-tasking and attention to detail skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and willingness to take calculated risks
  • Working knowledge of production and process management

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates only:

  • Long Beach, CA

Required experience:

  • R&D (preferably in dry food): 3 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

 

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