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Career Opportunities: Director of Innovation & Science (182)


Req Id 182 - Posted 02/11/2012 - 045034 Schiff R and D - Salt Lake City - Research & Development - Full-time


Position Description 


Title:   Director of Innovation and Science                 


Department: Research and Development


Reports to:   Vice President Innovation and Science


Supervision of Others:     Directly: None

                                                Indirectly: Scientists, Research Assistants


Position Overview:            Works within a cross-functional team as a nutritional science expert developing competitive advantage for current and future Schiff brands/categories. The Director of Innovation and Science is the lead resource on the exploration and identification of state of the art scientific insights and potential future trends. This includes assessments of consumer relevance and perceivable benefit for credible new product opportunities.


How you will help nourish peopleís lives through nature and science:

We want to hire someone who is clever, energized and dynamic to enter into a relationship with our company. Someone, whose skills will allow them to partner with marketing in discovering meaningful and exciting new consumer and scientific insights; someone who can expand our ability to move projects quickly from concept stage to final formulation.


You will work seamlessly with internal partners to maximize Schiff's ability to grow exponentially as we ask you to commit your energy and enthusiasm to creating differentiated ideas based on nature and science.


Success Factors:  

  1. Drive identification and development of new meaningful and differentiated scientific and consumer insights.
  2. Provides expert assessment and proposal of likely benefits from new ingredients and formulations.
  3. Provides expert assessments on scientific opportunities within and beyond the current category scope.
  4. Establishes working contacts with both internal and external experts/KOLís
  5. Provides scientific input and involvement in potential new clinical research.
  6. Contributes to production of scientific information required for the development of position papers and responses to press releases.
  7. Produces scientific content for claims support, Schiff websites, and media.
  8. Produces substantiation during the development of new claims and evaluates and updates existing claims substantiation. 


Knowledge and Skills:     

         Extensive background knowledge in the areas of food science, nutrition, life sciences.

         Experience and skills in identifying and analyzing in vitro, animal and human studies.

         Fluency in basic computer programs.

         Detail oriented, organized and a self starter.

         Track record of business development and commercial understanding.

         Track record of producing new products, innovations and technologies. 

         Ability to present scientific results (both verbal and non-verbal) to a non-science audience.


Education and Work Experience:         

         Education:  PhD in natural sciences (nutrition, pharmacy, chemistry, biology, medicine, etc) or combination of MS in natural sciences and appropriate level of experience.

         Experience:  8+ years experience in science related field generating new products, innovations and scientific/consumer insights.

         Competencies: team player, creative, open minded, verbal and written communication, leadership, influence

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