Product Development Specialist – Cromwell, CT
& Sales | United States, Cromwell CT
Job ID: NUTR03424 | Close date: 2017-03-31
i-Health, Inc. – a wholly owned
subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products (http://www.dsmihealth.com/) – is a
consumer health and wellness company that develops, markets and distributes
branded products that support natural wellness. i-Health,
Inc. is driven by a solid foundation of powerful brands and excellent
customers. We hold the #1 brand position in all of our key product categories
and can be found in most major mass, club, drug, grocery and specialty
stores. Our dedication to quality is a commitment solidly backed by quality
ingredients, stringent quality control measures and continuous improvement
through research and innovation. We believe in best in class formulations and
rely on strong science to support our brands.
Purpose of the job
To consistently develop new
and innovative products in support of the mission and continued growth of the
This role contributes to
product development bringing new concepts through commercialization.
Essential to have technical expertise to determine product specifications,
dosage delivery, formulation and scale-up to bring new dietary supplements
products in the market.
- Works cross-departmentally
(Marketing, Ops, Finance, DSM Legal, Regulatory Affairs, etc.) to
execute the project plan for all new products and reformulations,
providing support throughout the product launch.
- Requires knowledge of the Quality
and Regulatory standards and environment to ensure that all developed
formulations and packaging meet the defined product concepts and
- Held to strict time and financial
targets in working to reformulate products and develop new products in
line with our mission and values.
Responsible for product
development, scale-up and technical transfer activities primarily related to
dietary supplements category.
include, but are not limited to:
- Work proactively and
independently across multiple projects
- Explore and provide technical
assessment on new technologies related to dosage delivery formats.
Highly experienced in performing a wide range of formulations of
multiple pharmaceutical dosage forms
- Write effective technical
documents including research reports for Product Development initiatives
- Support manufacture of supplies
for clinical, stability and other studies
- Development of new products
utilizing technologies beyond the company’s current competencies.
- Works cross-functionally (i-Health and DSM) and with outside vendors and
contract manufactures to execute the product plan for all reformulations
and new products.
- Stays up-to-date on product
ingredients, innovative forms, new manufacturing techniques, and quality
and regulatory guidelines to provide best-in-class new product launches.
Knowledge and educational
- BS/MS degree preferably in a
technical science (Nutrition, Food Science, pharmaceutical and chemical
- Minimum 4 years of Product and
Process development experience in dietary supplements, nutrition,
pharmaceutical, or consumer packaged foods industry
- Excellent knowledge of GMPs, GLPs,
ICH, CFR, latest regulatory trends and global regulation as appropriate
- Ability to organize R&D
projects involving definition of scope, selection of problems for
investigation, and generation of execution plan
Required level of
- Proven experience in stage gate
product development process including experiences with externally
sourced or co-development projects.
- Highly experienced with different
materials/ingredients, manufacturing processes, packaging designs, and
other factors in the developmental process
- Ability to collaborate with
cross-functional groups in execution of multiple projects in flawless
manner is desired.
Proven skills in the
- Highly experienced within
required functional area (e.g. product development, process development,
process validation/technical transfer)
- Actively seeks to innovate and
apply new methodology and/or technology
- Work independently and creatively
to accomplish tasks as well as in cross-functional settings
- Ability to write effective
technical documents including research reports and SOPs.
- Solves practical problems and
carry out responsibilities with limited supervision
- Other requirements include
self-motivation, high level of creativity, handling complexity,
excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent
presentation skills, and leadership skills.