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R&D Formulation Specialist

Reliance Vitamin Edison, NJ

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, 401k,
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

 R&D Formulation Specialist is responsible to multiple tasks relevant to the ERP system setup and management. R&D Formulation Specialist is responsible for various aspects of the R&D and Formulation including working with internal/external stakeholders in Sales, product development, and marketing to execute on start to end product development. R&D Formulation Specialist is to deliver formulation, quotes, prototype samples, packaging configuration, etc. on required timelines for successful commercialization. Perform hands on lab trials and benchtop formulation function as necessary. Product type includes dietary supplements in powder, tablet, and capsule format. Detailed training will be provided as on all responsibilities.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  •  Create/Manage Item Code, Item Master, Manufacturing and Packaging BOMs in the ERP system
  • Create/Manage label item #s revision control.
  • Assist Customer Service Representatives(s) with customer specific item set up requirements and custom sampling, carton label and pallet/shipping instructions.
  • Ability to create quotes for different type of products includes tablet, capsule and powder format.
  • Work cross functionally with manufacturing and packaging department when rework/troubleshooting is required.
  • Initiate change request, deviations and destructions forms for raw materials (i.e. substitutions, duplicate raws, inactive raws...etc.) & packaging materials (i.e. label revision, substitutions …etc.)          
  • Initiate item code management forms and Investigation for Non-conformances/write up reworks instructions.
  • Assist management with Alternate Item/Supplier Approval process.
  • Assist management with Expired Item Approval process.
  • Manage Probiotic Stability Program.
  • Other relevant R&D or Technical responsibilities.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

Critical Operating Relationships:   

  • Work cross functionally with Sales/Marketing, Customer Service, Graphics, Regulatory Affairs, Formulation, Purchasing, and Operations.
  • R&D associate and formulator will work closely with operation team for successful transition of products from development stage to commercialization.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, or Food Science/Technology required. Professional skill certification and/or Higher education such as Master degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, or Food Science/Technology is a plus.

Experience:

  • 1+ year of food, beverage, CPG products and/or dietary supplement development experience is desired.
  •  Working in lab with handling various ingredients and finished products in powder, tablet or capsule format is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have curiosity to learn and acquire new skills.
  • Must have good mathematical, basic measurement and computer skills.
  • Proficient use of MS Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Company Description
Reliance Vitamin is a high growth consumer products company in the very “on trend” natural and organic space, and is comprised of three divisions:

· Private Labeling of premium branded and private label products for various companies/retailers using 450 stock products and differentiating with over 50
Patented and Trademarked raw materials.

· Contract Manufacturing of premium powders, tablets and capsules differentiating with over 50 patented and trademarked raw materials, specializing in probiotics
and plant proteins. Customer base is branded, domestic and international companies.

· PlantFusion a leading plant-based nutritional brand distributed in retail venues and online.

With over 30+ years in business, Reliance provides expertise and resources to deliver nutritional innovation that truly makes a difference in consumer’s lives. The Company is in the process of transforming to maximize its entrepreneurial culture and heritage while building enterprise practices to achieve sustainable performance.

Reliance Vitamin

Reliance Vitamin is a high growth consumer products company in the very “on trend” natural and organic space, and is comprised of three divisions: · Private Labeling of premium branded and private label products for various companies/retailers using 450 stock products and differentiating with over 50 Patented and Trademarked raw materials. · Contract Manufacturing of premium powders, tablets and capsules differentiating with over 50 patented and trademarked raw materials, specializing in probiotics and plant proteins. Customer base is branded, domestic and international companies. · PlantFusion a leading plant-based nutritional brand distributed in retail venues and online. With over 30+ years in business, Reliance provides expertise and resources to deliver nutritional innovation that truly makes a difference in consumer’s lives. The Company is in the process of transforming to maximize its entrepreneurial culture and heritage while building enterprise practices to achieve sustainable performance.

Address

Edison, NJ
USA

Industry

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