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R&D Formulator - Scottsdale,
Worker Category: Full Time
Plexus Worldwide is a Network Marketing company and our mission is to enhance the health and happiness of those who support, promote, and use Plexus products. Plexus is passionate about doing it the way it could be done and should be done but rarely is.
Plexus is seeking outstanding individuals, who like working in a collaborative environment, getting the job done right, and empowering others. Recognized as one of Arizona’s Best Places to Work in 2016 and ranked No. 1 on the 2015 Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Fastest-Growing Private Companies list.
Plexus Worldwide Research and Development department is seeking a full time Formulator for our Scottsdale location. This position is responsible for formulating and prototyping new nutritional products (dietary supplements, nutritional foods and beverages) and maintaining and improving existing product formulation relative to new claims and desired functional benefits.
•Contribute to the overall growth and success of Plexus by embracing the Plexus core values; we are One Plexus, we are accountable, we get the job done right and we empower others.
•Develop new products and reformulate existing dietary supplements and nutritional products that are delivered within cost, performance and schedule requirements.
•Proactively scout and identify latest emerging technologies and science to apply to new product launches.
•Lead formula design, ingredient assessment, excipient selection and usage, product profile design, and delivery form for new products.
•Conduct research on raw materials including literature searches and ingredient interaction studies, and interact with vendors for information on new materials.
•Perform laboratory bench work to meet or improve organoleptic attributes such as flavor, color, and texture of food, beverages and dietary supplements.
•Partner with Legal to identify current patent landscape in order to ensure freedom to operate and identify novel findings to secure Plexus Worldwide patent protection on new product launches.
•Partner with Product Marketing on development of new product concepts and profiles. Formulate new products per agreed upon profile.
•Serve as product development partner to Marketing, Operations, Quality, Compliance & Purchasing.
•Lead cross-functional product teams in identifying project objectives, deliverables and tasks, assumptions, and project milestones.
•Conduct formal and informal meetings with project team members to insure that critical path tasks are being completed on a timely basis.
•Maintain accurate, organized and detailed laboratory records of all pertinent data & testing.
•Manage laboratory and keep in compliance with FDA cGMP.
•Responsible for ensuring that Plexus policies are consistently observed, and for participating in the development and implementation of appropriate departmental policies.
•Embody One Plexus through positive and selfless promotion of others. Collaborate with all team members regardless of position and all departments with mutual value and respect.
•Commit to open and honest dialogue with peers and all Plexus employees for the purpose of contributing to Plexus goals.
•Responsible for individual deliverables and holding others accountable for their contributions.
•Bachelor's degree in Food Service, Food Technology, Nutrition, Chemistry or related field. Master's degree preferred.
•Minimum of 5 years' experience in formulating dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages.
•Excellent written and verbal skills, organizational and reporting skills.
•Broad experience in working in a laboratory environment (knowledge of GMP practices) and working knowledge related to quality control, and sensory science.
•Must work well with general direction, broad policies and goals with minimum supervision.
•Must be a team player and able to interact across functions effectively with all levels of employees and management.
•Must have high standards for product quality and performance with an in-depth focus on satisfying unmet consumer product needs.
•Must be able to manage multiple aggressively paced projects simultaneously.
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