Product Development Specialist - NJ-Secaucus
Product Development Specialist
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At the Vitamin Shoppe, Every Body Matters! We are
dedicated to inspiring health and wellness one life at a
Our goal is to inspire you to take control of your
health. We provide products, knowledge and motivation to help you live
your healthiest life. We believe that every body
matters. These words are more than our tagline; they’re our reason for
being. For us, it’s not just about the vitamins; it’s about the
individual lives that we touch every day. We believe in giving personal
attention and doing all we can to help you achieve your unique goals. Our
associates (we call them health enthusiasts) are eager – and very highly
trained – to help you find what you need, and ensure that you have an
exceptional experience every time you visit the Vitamin Shoppe.
Come be a part of something great and join our
family of Health Enthusiasts!
Development Specialist (PDS) will assist and support the
Manager, Product Innovation throughout the product development lifecycle of
branded products that promote customer satisfaction and positively impact
the financial performance of the enterprise. The PDS is responsible for
ensuring the completion and accuracy of required documentation and while
meeting stage gate timelines of the commercialization cycle of from
concept through package development for the Vitamin Shoppe Inc Private Brand portfolio of brands.
Execute finished product
specifications (FPS) for the Vitamin Shoppe Private Brand portfolio
- Partner with Category
Managers, contract manufacturers, Quality Assurance and Science
&Regulatory Affairs (S&RA) to complete accurate required
documentation for products in a timely manner.
- Assist in reviewing and
developing science-based, cutting-edge product formulas across all
categories for brands within the Private Brand portfolio. Ensure
formulations are high quality, cost effective, efficacious and meet
brand guidelines and category norms.
- Bring foundational
knowledge of dietary supplement raw ingredients market for quality,
efficacy, and differences between generic and branded ingredients.
- Build awareness and
communicate emerging trends in the marketplace regarding demand for
Create label scripts for all new
and optimized Vitamin Shoppe Private Brand portfolio
- Partner with Category
Managers and creative to write label scripts for product packaging.
- Work with S&RA to
substantiate claims for customer centric proposition, brand voice
- Incorporate available
science and clinical trial information on specific active
ingredients and prepare substantiation dossier for claims approval
- Assist in the creation of a
structure function database for all approved claims for use on
packaging and multi channel marketing.
- Proof and ensure accuracy
of all packaging components against FPS, brand portfolio standards
and applicable regulations from draft to approval for release.
Champion innovation for The
Vitamin Shoppe Private Brand portfolio
- Meet with raw ingredient
suppliers and other vendors and attend industry trade shows to build
relationships and position Vitamin Shoppe as receptive to
- Maintain understanding and
alignment of innovation to brand guidelines to make recommendations
for product branding.
- Submit requests for review
and initiation of the process to get branded ingredient trademark
agreements negotiated and signed internally.
- Contribute to continuous
improvement of the product development process across the
merchandising, S&RA, and creative departments.
- Other project and duties as
- Some out of town travel
- Bachelors Degree in a science
related field or equivalent combination of intellectual instruction
and work experience.
- Dietary Supplement,
functional food or related industry product development, technical
- 5-7 years of product
development or Consumer Package Goods experience.
Skill and Ability:
- Excellent written and oral
communication skills. Proficient in MS office software.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Highly organized with sense
of urgency and ability to prioritize workload in fast paced