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Product Development Assistant - nutrition and food
Protein Research - Livermore, CA




Be the rockstar right-hand to our Product Development team!

Your role will be to source raw materials, gather information, data entry and do technical research to support our busy Product Development group.

Ideally you'll have a keen interest in Food Science or Health/Nutrition and have related work experience or an internship or two under your belt. You also understand that this is an entry-level position with much room for advancement and you want to learn as much as possible about Product Development. You have strong attention to detail, initiative and organizational skills.

Protein Research is a growing and successful contract manufacturing company for the nutritional industry nationwide and work exclusively with clients to make powder drinks, energy bars, dietary capsules and more. We are a family owned company and it shows in the way we care about our employees.


  • Responsible for sourcing raw materials for new projects and/or existing products that need to be replaced and/or resourced.
  • Works closely with Purchasing Manager and Sales to establish priorities and upcoming projects.
  • Contacts suppliers for pricing, availability and supporting documents (i.e. CoA’s, Product Specs, etc.) needed for approval of raw materials.
  • Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential materials in order to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Analyzing and comparing materials and their documentation to ensure they are a match or will work for a specific product.
  • Reviews customer labels and ensures we are meeting label claim with our formulations.
  • Creates new product codes, item codes and BOM’s in ERP system.
  • Organizes and files received documentation physically and electronically.
  • Using different computer applications to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.
  • Using Excel spreadsheets to manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets.
  • Assists in entering formulas in Excel spreadsheets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.


  • Bachelor of Science, three to five years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Extremely organized and strong attention to detail are necessary
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Technical aptitude and ability to read, understand and analyze CofA’s, Supplement Facts, Product Specs, Etc.
  • Excellent proficiency using databases/ERP Software, preferably DBA Software
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, computer and equipment validation, GMPs, and product/process validation
  • Above Average Math Skills: Required for weight conversions, percent activities, heavy metal calculations, label reviews, molecular weights, etc.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace

We offer a modern work open door environment and because of our nimble size, our team environment is collaborative and friendly. We're located in close proximity to the freeway, in sunny Livermore.

Our employees have generous benefits that include 100% paid health care for employee only, and a large amount subsidized for dependents. We also offer vacation and paid sick days, annual bonuses based on company discretion, and a 401(k) match.

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Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • internship or related work: 1 year


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