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Technical Lead Nutritional Products

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Princeton
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

At Dr. Reddy's "Good Health Can't Wait" By joining Dr. Reddy's, you will contribute to making the breakthroughs of tomorrow a reality today! From making medicines more affordable to discovering innovative treatment options to satisfy unmet medical needs, we are dedicated to helping people lead longer and healthier lives. We are seeking dynamic and energetic individuals ready to inspire, ready to make a difference for their community and every community. Purpose: The primary focus of the Food Scientist is to play a key role in the development of strategically significant new products and maintenance/renovation of existing SKU's. Many of the assigned projects will engage multiple different product platforms requiring research into the functional composition and manufacturing capabilities of each. Position requires highly motivated individual with a background in scientific procedure, experimental design, data generation & interpretation, technical writing, and effective written and oral communication. This role requires a deep understanding of product scientific evidence and consumer needs. This person follows through by designing science-based nutrition profiles for new and improved products that address consumer needs and understands and applies consumer insights to support development, substantiation, and review of messaging. Based in Princeton, NJ (Hybrid work schedule), this position reports to the Head OTC Selfcare business. Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in the development of new products for human dietary supplements
  • Develop new, improved, and line extension products within the dietary supplement category
  • Formula development and optimization with good understanding of the nutritional composition, as well as ability to distill clinical research to substantiate claims of formula
  • Working knowledge of CMO equipment with ability to define processing parameters needed to make these products from bench through commercial production stages. Final execution will include among others the definition of quality standards, manufacturing efficiencies, packaging, stability/shelf life and distribution requirements
  • Meet or exceed quality & marketing standards for dietary supplements such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition
  • Adhere to dietary supplement regulations defined by 21 CFR Part 111 to include raw material, processing, and finished goods
  • The ability to manage a project from start to finish: Including the ability to set-up and run a pilot trial through the entire process
  • Provide technical support with assigned projects including updating master formulas, entering required batch record and stability information, revising Label Data Sets, and product specifications
  • Learn and become fluent in all processes, procedures, and systems used by Product Development
  • Organize and multi-task to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner
  • Must have the ability to work with external vendors such as, CMOs, consultants, material vendors and other external third parties
  • Proactive project management, identifying potential issues and finding resolutions to help mitigate them before they happen
  • Managing internal communication between departments such as quality, regulatory, supply chain, technical services, external manufacturing to keep track on tasks and deliverables
  • Identify risk to the projects in time, escalate and facilitate timely resolution
  • Conduct meetings with internal and external stakeholders and facilitate discussion / issue resolution
  • Create project workflow documents. Examples of such documents include: agendas, meeting summaries, project timelines, PowerPoint presentations, & executive leadership updates, miscellaneous
  • Understands and leverages scientific databases, consumer marketing insight tools and other digital data to support decision making. Disseminates learnings within the team Qualifications/Skills: --- BS in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering or related discipline with appropriate experience is required. MS in Nutrition preferred --- Minimum 3+ years' experience in pharmaceutical or nutraceutical product development --- Deep Knowledge of structure/function claim structure in nutraceuticals --- Understanding of how different ingredients work best in different delivery systems --- Knowledge of the effect of herbs, vitamins and minerals on flavor profile of dietary supplements --- Excellent written and verbal communication skills --- Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance --- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of internal and external people, both in formal and informal circumstances, and where necessary, to gain their agreement and acceptance Preferred Experience:
    • Track record in commercializing supplement products in US
    • Experience with both clinical and homeopathic remedies
    • Experience in running clinical studies on nutraceuticals
    • Preferred previous experience in designing dietary supplements within women's health, mental health, or sleep category Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of U.S. or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.COVID-19 VaccinationGetting vaccinated remains the most effective way to halt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dr. Reddy's encourages all employees to be vaccinated. At this time, vaccinations are not mandated for Princeton-based employees but may become required in the future. Equal Opportunity Employer: An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Trenton , Technical Lead Nutritional Products, IT / Software / Systems , Princeton, New Jersey

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