Specialist – Secaucus, NJ
The Vitamin Shoppe
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Vitamin Shoppe, Every Body Matters! We are dedicated to inspiring health and
wellness one life at a time.
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!
The Product 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.
finished product specifications (FPS) for the Vitamin Shoppe Private Brand
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
Build awareness and communicate emerging trends in the
marketplace regarding demand for key ingredients.
label scripts for all new and optimized Vitamin Shoppe Private Brand
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 and accuracy.
Incorporate available science and clinical trial information
on specific active ingredients and prepare substantiation dossier for claims
approval by S&RA.
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.
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 innovation.
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
Other project and duties as assigned.
Some out of town travel required.
No direct supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s 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 and formulation.
5-7 years of product development or Consumer Package Goods
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 environment.
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