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R & D Formulations Scientist - Chandler, AZ 85226


Arizona Nutritional Supplements LLC



Assists R & D Manager with all day-to-day tasks as needed.


Founded in 1996, Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS) is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty supplements for private label for leading national and global marketers and retailers. The companyís high-quality standards and superior customer service have attracted many of the leading sellers of supplements and driven rapid growth. Our state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities in Chandler, Arizona, exceed cGMP standards and allow us to grow in anticipation of our customersí needs. With over 350,000 square-feet of production and warehousing space, as well as continued expansion plans, ANS is equipped to bring its customersí product vision to market.


2.1.1 Follow and ensure compliance to quality system and cGMP programs.

2.1.2 Assists the creation and processing of quotes as requested by Sales and R&D Managers.

2.1.3 Review and approve product labels to ensure they meet FDA requirements.

2.1.4 Make changes to formulas and batch instructions as directed by R&D Managers including issuing change orders and deviations.

2.1.5 Assist R&D Managers in reviewing and approving raw materials.

2.1.6 Assists other groups within R&D as directed.

2.1.7 Enter and search for ingredient information using internal computer programs, including allergens, GM status, vegetarian, vegan, and nutritional information as requested by R&D Managers.

2.1.8 Review, edit and approve new master manufacturing records.

2.1.9 Maintain internal tracking systems for quoting, pilots, change orders and deviations.

2.1.10 Consult with customers or their sales/account manager regarding parameters and goals of the project. Adjust ingredients, taste, and nutrition based on customer feedback.

2.1.11 Keeps laboratory notebook up to date and writes down comments and changes based on feedback. Maintains general organization and efficiency.

2.1.12 Create supplement and nutrition facts panels and other nutritional breakdowns on new and current formulas. Check individual ingredients to verify the customer can make certain claims such as gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, Halal, etc. Ensure sure labels meet DHEA and NLEA standards. Stay up to date on FDA guidelines. Approve customerís label proofs as needed.

2.1.13 Assist Quality Assurance and Lab Services in taste testing for new products, products in testing, and expired flavors. Review batch records when an issue exists and recalculate batches for production modifications.

2.1.14 Work with vendors to acquire proper and thorough documentation for current and new ingredients. Research vendors providing best tasting, highest quality, best functioning, and best valued ingredients, choosing those appropriate for the customer's formula.

2.1.15 Conducts research on ingredients and products as requested. Continue to research the food and supplement industry for new trends, new ingredients, processes for working with challenging ingredients, new regulations, labeling, new testing for allergens, etc.

2.1.16 Maintains general organization, cleanliness, and inventory of R&D laboratory by organizing materials and ingredients and maintaining related internal spreadsheets.



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