Lives of Those We Touch by Helping People Reach Their Goals”
Melaleuca has firmly
supported this mission statement since our humble beginning in 1985.
Everything we accomplish is done with an eye toward promoting the physical,
environmental, financial, and personal wellness of those around us. Our
focus has always been on wellness. By manufacturing and selling effective,
high quality, natural, health oriented products we help people live more
vibrant, healthier, and happier lives. When you walk through the
doors at Melaleuca, you can feel it immediately. This is The Wellness
We have achieved
consistent and profitable growth with our annual revenue consistently
hitting over $1 billion dollars. We now have over 3,400 employees and
operate in 19 countries around the world. Melaleuca is positioned to
grow even more rapidly in upcoming years.
This position offers
you the opportunity to make a difference at one of the world's top health
and wellness companies as you assume a key leadership role as a Sr. Food
Scientist / Food Process Engineer for the Product Development team. You
will expand your skills and experience across our Sports Nutrition, Weight
Management and Healthy Snacking product lines. We foster an open,
energizing and collaborative environment and our team is made up of
passionate professionals who deliver to high standards but also have fun in
the process. While R&D is a strategic driving force in our global
organization our R&D team is relatively small, so your successes will
The Sr. Food Scientist
/ Food Process Engineer has responsibilities to develop new products
for the Sports Nutrition, Weight Management and Healthy
Snacking markets, to enact improvements on existing products and to ensure
finished product quality. This individual will closely work with
other functions within Melaleuca and external partners to identify new
technologies and deliver superior products that delight consumers while
meeting safety and regulatory requirements.
- Leads and supports Vitality
for Life Foods and bench top/pilot line product development and
commercialization of new products and line extensions. Responsible for
leading development and commercialization of various food and beverage
product forms and leading innovation development with particular
emphasis on our Vitality for Life business
- Formula development and
optimization with good understanding of the nutritional composition
- Work with manufacturing and
engineering to define and optimize equipment and process conditions
- Develop consumer meaningful
product labeling that meets regulatory guidelines
- Travel as required to support
projects and business objectives.
- Test and recommend
alternative ingredients and/or processes that would improve product
quality and/or process efficiency.
- Assist in working with
co-manufacturers on product development projects.
- Keep up to date on new
ingredient and process technologies and be able to write
specifications for new ingredients
- Evaluate data from and report
outcome of testing to cross functional teams; identify and communicate
- Follow through on
administrative tasks that support project objectives and departmental
- Coordinate/communicate with
Execution Team to ensure production start-up
- Optimize existing product
formulas for cost savings and quality.
- Works closely with Marketing
in setting product direction, establishing priorities, and
recommending new development ideas.
Qualifications: A successful candidate will have a
demonstrated ability to formulate, develop and commercialize new and
existing products; lead projects and coordinate the efforts of the various
groups involved in the New Product Development process including marketing,
suppliers, operations, and quality assurance and manufacturing.
- Bachelors or Masters Degree in Food Science, Food Processing or
- Minimum 5+ years
product development experience– Sports Nutrition, Weight Management
and Healthy Snacking is preferred.
- Experience and understanding
of sensory testing, shelf life testing and statistical analysis.
- Experience with the
processing of powders such as blending, agglomeration and tableting
- Global regulatory and QA
- Excellent formulation skills,
knowledge of ingredient functionality
- 25% travel (US & Canada)
Just as important
as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and
- A natural orientation for
continuous improvement and problem solving.
- A collaborative approach and
willingness to engage in an environment of active idea sharing.
- Sharp organizational skills
and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
- The ability to produce
consistent quality under deadline pressure while paying careful
attention to detail.
- Self-motivation and a strong
sense of ownership and accountability.
Melaleuca is one of
the leading Health and Wellness companies in the world with over 3,400
employees and revenues in excess of $1.2B. We manufacture and distribute
nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, facial care, home hygiene, and
other wellness products and distribute them directly to the consumer
through a full-service catalog and Internet shopping system. We carefully
craft products used every day with the highest standards of safety, health,
and wellness in mind.
system is changing the way hundreds of thousands of people shop by
eliminating middlemen and reducing marketing and distribution costs. This
enables the company to spend more on research and high-quality,
ecologically-sensible ingredients, while maintaining reasonable prices.
Great culture—the customer service team is fun
and passionate about delighting our customers. Flexibility is a must in
this position; you'll become a part of a fast-paced team dedicated to a
feel-good lifestyle brand dedicated to changing lives. Like the rest of
Melaleuca, we are proud to be part of a values-driven organization that
treats employees with respect. Our employees and their families enjoy
company parties and countless discounts around the community. We implement
a very real open-door policy, and all employees are on a first name
basis—it feels more like a family than a multi-national corporation.
addition to a competitive wage and bonus incentive program, we offer
comprehensive benefits for our full-time employees that include all you
would expect plus some remarkable surprises, such as a longevity bonus.
Right here on-site, we provide childcare, a fitness center, free concierge
service, and an employee restaurant.
The next step is
yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button below.