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Product Development Scientist - Provo, UT

SupraNaturals, LLC





Supranaturals takes great pride in being a leading third party manufacturer and full service provider of high quality nutrition powders, liquids, personal care and other household and health products. We provide superior products that meet consumer demand for nutrition, flavor, texture and convenience. Supranaturals manufactures for major brands in every market channel including CPG (direct to consumer and "big box' store retail) weight management, multilevel marketing, store brands, medical distribution and direct to consumer marketing.


The primary focus is to help our clients create a great product that are unique and cutting edge while maintaining a specific price point, and their respective supplement facts.will be responsible for developing and validating methods to support manufacturing and new products; instrumentation or equipment set up, troubleshooting, maintenance, calibration and validation and writing and updating SOPís .


  • Creates and develops formulas such as meal replacements, protein shakes, nutritional supplement stick packs, capsules, beverage applications and personal care products.
  • Consults with internal and/or external customers regarding parameters and goals of a project. Adjusts ingredients, taste, and nutrition based on customer feedback
  • Troubleshoots manufacturing problems and issues as needed; assists in QA evaluation of finished products
  • Conducts plant trials/process validation testing.
  • Creates supplement and nutrition facts panels and other nutritional breakdowns on new and current formulas.
  • Ensure new products adhere to federal and food industry standards
  • Works with vendors to acquire proper and thorough documentation for current and new ingredients
  • Conducts research on ingredients and products as requested and continues to research the food and supplement industry for new trends, ingredients, and processes for working with challenging ingredients
  • Develop products within cost parameters as required
  • Work closely with procurement to source new and cost effective ingredients
  • Work closely with production and Quality Assurance on development and process flow on new products and improvements to existing products
  • Effectively communicate with General Manager and Sales Manager on project updates
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to operate effectively in a fast paced working environment
  • Highly motivated and creative
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and able to work cross-functionally with different departments
  • Coordinate organization, storage of equipment/materials and cleanup of R&D facilities
  • Manage R&D sample documents and inventory
  • Assist in facilitation of in-house and contracted sensory testing, including management of sensory panel samples and standards; and set up, clean up, and support sensory evaluation meetings
  • Accurately records, analyzes and reports data to meet project objectives

Note: This description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may be requested to perform other duties as requested.


  • Preferred but not required - Undergraduate degree in Food Science with 3-5 years experience in related field.
  • Related manufacturing experience (5 years) Ė requires previous experience industry formulation development, preferably in both or either dry/liquid nutritional blends or nutritional supplements.


  • Highly motivated, creative and independent performer with the ability to operate in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.
  • Firm understanding of ingredient functionality and nutrition.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, or schedule form.
  • High ethical standards with the ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and communications skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office


The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.


Laboratory environment which may include long hours standing, sitting, bending, twisting, walking, climbing stairs, strong and/or unusual odors.


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