Scientist - Provo, UT
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
POSITION PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
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
- Conducts plant trials/process
- Creates supplement and
nutrition facts panels and other nutritional breakdowns on new and
- 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
- Highly motivated and creative
- Excellent verbal, written and
- 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
- 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
- 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.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Highly motivated, creative and
independent performer with the ability to operate in a fast-paced, high
- 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
- 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.