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Mgr., Product Development

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Company Description

The Nature’s Bounty Co. is now The Bountiful Company!

The Bountiful Company is a global leader in health and wellness, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbals, supplements, protein bars and powders, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The brands of The Bountiful Company are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Pure Protein®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx®, Ester-C® and Dr.Organic®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Bountiful Company is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.


Job Description

The Product Development Manager position will work at our technical center in NJ and is part of the Product Development - R&D Team supporting nutritional products.  The Manager will lead a team as needed to drive activities from innovation and or line extension to commercialization and be responsible for key product development areas.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Leading strategy and development for new and improved products, from concept to commercialization
  • Ownership of multiple product development areas, such as innovation and line extension
  • Managing technical direction of projects- identifying key deliverables and next steps and communicating to team
  • Independently plan, manage and complete technical programs necessary to design, develop and optimize new and improved formulations/products/delivery systems for NBCo. products that meet customer needs and are robust and reproducible.
  • Manages complex business relationships with ingredient, form or process technology partner companies, contract developers and manufacturers, consultants, vendors, cross-functional departments, and outside university experts to ensure customer needs and projects are executed in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Manages technical staff as needed at internal and external research, development and manufacturing sites.
  • Develops and reviews intellectual property strategy and conducts patent searches, literature reviews and is current with cross industry technology insights. Understands application and benefits/costs to our product portfolio. Ensures competitive advantage through implementation of proprietary and differentiated technical solutions.
  • Coordinates and influences Brand Marketing, Insights & Analytics, Supply Chain, R&D and QA as key member and activity owner on Project, Brand and Platform teams.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Experience:

  • 7+ years of industrial experience in the food, dietary supplement and/or value-added consumer packaged goods industry and with continually increasing scope of responsibilities
  • BS 8+ years of experience
  • MS 7+ years of experience
  • PhD 6+ years of experience

Education, Certification, Licenses & Registrations:

  • BS in a Food Science or Engineering, Chemistry, or Equivalent required. MS or PhD a plus

Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory role managing others at a functional or project level
  • 8+ years of experience in R&D, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance in food and/or supplement industry
  • Proven track record of successful product implementation from concept to commercialization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to manage up and work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic and tactical partnering with internal and external resources
  • Works seamlessly in both a business and R&D environment
  • Strong technical activity management in a stage-gate system is required
  • Proven ability to deliver programs on time and within budget 
  • 25% travel time at minimum


Additional Information

The Bountiful Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Bountiful Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more!

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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Location US-NJ-Florham Park
Employment Type Full-Time Employee
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Other
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Company Overview

The Nature's Bounty Co.

For more than 70 years, The Nature’s Bounty Co. has enriched the lives of consumers around the world and stood as the leader in health and wellness by introducing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. A global company committed to consistently producing the highest-quality products, we offer a wide range of brands that people love and trust across the entire value spectrum. We have a significant presence in virtually every major vitamin, mineral, herb, sports, active nutrition and supplement product category and in multiple key distribution channels. Our brands include Nature’s Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Solgar®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Body Fortress®, Balance Bar®, Puritan’s Pride® and many others. Today The Nature's Bounty Co. employs over 4,000 Associates worldwide. Learn More

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Job Description

Company Description

The Nature’s Bounty Co. is now The Bountiful Company!

The Bountiful Company is a global leader in health and wellness, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbals, supplements, protein bars and powders, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The brands of The Bountiful Company are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Pure Protein®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx®, Ester-C® and Dr.Organic®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Bountiful Company is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.


Job Description

The Product Development Manager position will work at our technical center in NJ and is part of the Product Development - R&D Team supporting nutritional products.  The Manager will lead a team as needed to drive activities from innovation and or line extension to commercialization and be responsible for key product development areas.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Leading strategy and development for new and improved products, from concept to commercialization
  • Ownership of multiple product development areas, such as innovation and line extension
  • Managing technical direction of projects- identifying key deliverables and next steps and communicating to team
  • Independently plan, manage and complete technical programs necessary to design, develop and optimize new and improved formulations/products/delivery systems for NBCo. products that meet customer needs and are robust and reproducible.
  • Manages complex business relationships with ingredient, form or process technology partner companies, contract developers and manufacturers, consultants, vendors, cross-functional departments, and outside university experts to ensure customer needs and projects are executed in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Manages technical staff as needed at internal and external research, development and manufacturing sites.
  • Develops and reviews intellectual property strategy and conducts patent searches, literature reviews and is current with cross industry technology insights. Understands application and benefits/costs to our product portfolio. Ensures competitive advantage through implementation of proprietary and differentiated technical solutions.
  • Coordinates and influences Brand Marketing, Insights & Analytics, Supply Chain, R&D and QA as key member and activity owner on Project, Brand and Platform teams.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Experience:

  • 7+ years of industrial experience in the food, dietary supplement and/or value-added consumer packaged goods industry and with continually increasing scope of responsibilities
  • BS 8+ years of experience
  • MS 7+ years of experience
  • PhD 6+ years of experience

Education, Certification, Licenses & Registrations:

  • BS in a Food Science or Engineering, Chemistry, or Equivalent required. MS or PhD a plus

Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory role managing others at a functional or project level
  • 8+ years of experience in R&D, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance in food and/or supplement industry
  • Proven track record of successful product implementation from concept to commercialization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to manage up and work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic and tactical partnering with internal and external resources
  • Works seamlessly in both a business and R&D environment
  • Strong technical activity management in a stage-gate system is required
  • Proven ability to deliver programs on time and within budget 
  • 25% travel time at minimum


Additional Information

The Bountiful Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Bountiful Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more!

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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