Arizona Nutritional Supplements was voted Best Places to work
for the past three years in a row! ANS is a leading contract manufacturer and
packaging facility of custom nutritional and dietary supplements. We are
successful because we focus on Quality, Integrity, and Service. While we
continue to grow, we still offer that small, hometown feel where everybody
knows your name and where you have the opportunity to grow and develop with
the company. Opportunities of career advancement are common and encouraged,
especially due to our growth. We have a friendly environment in addition to
great benefits! There is never a dull moment in our fast paced
Develop new and specified formulas for customers, from bench
to consumer, meeting customer requirements for ingredients used, nutritional
claims, product function, product taste, finished cost, and ease of
manufacturing. Create on a small scale what will be produced on the
manufacturing floor. Supports the R&D Manager (Sensory Products) and
Follow all company policies and
Follow and ensure compliance to
quality system and cGMP programs.
Creates formulas that meet the
customerís needs and wants. Collaborate with various departments,
including Sales, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Lab Services,
Production, and Formulations, to create a final product that satisfies
Consult with customers or their
sales/account manager regarding parameters and goals of the project.
Adjust ingredients, taste, and nutrition based on customer feedback.
Keeps laboratory notebook up to
date and writes down comments and changes based on feedback.
Maintains general organization and efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maintains general organization,
cleanliness and inventory of R&D laboratory by organizing materials
and ingredients and maintaining related internal spreadsheets.
Perform other duties as
assigned or needed.
Needs to be able to change
priorities constantly as needed.
Must have a B.A./B.S. in Food Science, Biology, Nutrition or Science
1-5 years related work
No certifications or licenses
Must have complex math skills.
Complex reading skills
Moderate written skills.
Must have moderate language
Must have moderate computer
Must be willing to learn new
tasks and procedures.
Ability to efficiently and
effectively perform all essential position duties and responsibilities
with or without reasonable accommodation without posing a direct safety
threat to self or others.
Maintain a regular and
dependable work attendance record with few instances of unplanned and/or