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R&D Manager

Summary
  • The R&D Manager – Formulations serves as technical expert on new product development projects and provides leadership and counsel across brands to deliver new products to market in line with the VMS Category Strategy.
  • Responsible for the development of new products, processes and systems in support of RB’s dietary supplement / health food business objectives. 
  • Applies principles of Consumer Healthcare (OTC) product development to formulate dietary supplements.  Within given timelines, executes all aspects of formulation from bench-top to manufacture.  Provides technical support for these activities.
  • Responsible for translating product specifications into holistic, multi-sensorial and effective products that are able to be manufactured meeting target costs.  
  • Manages MegaRed and Neuriva formulations team.
Job Description
  • Deliver on the agreed VMS Innovation pipeline by actively driving projects from initiation to completion.
  • Partner with project manager and project representatives from Regulatory, Medical/Clinical, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Technical, and Supply to deliver product development milestones against time line, budgets and defined quality attributes.
      • Input on product development plan, time line, budget, and resource requirements.
      • Develop target product profile and critical quality attributes.
      •    Ensure developed product conforms to legislative, Health and Safety and environmental requirements.
  • Independently design and execute experimental work to test hypotheses at bench top, pilot plant and plant level and obtain valid results consistent with project objectives.  Analyze data to provide a relevant interpretation, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations for active projects.  Recommend next steps to move project over technical hurdles.
Qualifications
  • Education in scientific major.  PhD with 8+ years (or Master’s Degree with 10+ years) relevant experience in appropriate discipline and/or measurable business and technical accomplishments.
  • Minimum 6 years of successful experience interacting effectively with key functional and business partners (Project Management, Regulatory, Medical/Clinical, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Product Supply, and Management) to solve problems, negotiate use of limited resources and resolve conflicts.
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Want to give customers the ‘Wow!’ factor? As a R&D Manager you’ll have the freedom to drive innovative propositions that make our brands stand out.

 

R&D Manager

Salt Lake City, UT 

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 

 

Taking consumer insights, you’ll drive innovation into our product development process. You’ll interpret customer wants, needs and preferences. You’ll help our wider R&D team understand the opportunities and create winning innovations that differentiate our brands and products. You’ll disrupt markets. You’ll surprise and excite consumers. Working with our leading brands, you’ll ensure we ‘get’ our customers so we can continue to offer them products that they truly value.

 

You’ll succeed because… 

…you understand consumer science in healthcare or consumer goods. You use consumer insights to formulate research plans. You understand brand strategy and blend it with market data to drive innovation. You use data to make fact-based decisions. You bring the best out of others, encouraging your team to explore new ideas. You welcome being challenged and in-turn question others. You’re innovative, resilient and entrepreneurial. Just like us.

 

You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll have the freedom to make a difference. You’ll put your own ideas into practice. The products you get out there will allow people to live healthier lives and have happier homes. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will bring the very best out of you, every day.

Equality

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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