Capstone Nutrition Research & Development Manager in Ogden, Utah

Research & Development Manager

Location:

Ogden, UT

Job Id:

637

of Openings:

1

Overview: Manages the work of a Product Development team. Responsible for all aspects of new and improved dietary supplement solid dose product development. Manages personal project schedule. Manages the team’s schedule, priorities and project due dates. Prepares regular progress reports. Trains the R&D and Operations team in solid dose production processes. Optimizes existing products as assigned. Understands the operation of all solid dose development, testing, and production equipment. Responsible for the creation, maintenance and review of product documents. Responsible for the creation of new and improved processes and operating procedures as assigned. Presents solid dose product concepts to Customers and Cornerstone’s Sales team as assigned. Participates in customer visits and conference calls as assigned. Supervises bench and scale up pilots

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages the work of a Product Development team of Technologists and Lab Assistants.

  • Responsible for all aspects of new and improved dietary supplement solid dose product development including tablet cores, capsules, powders, flavored, coated, and chewable dose forms.

  • Manages personal project schedule.

  • Manages the team’s schedule, priorities and project due dates.

  • Prepares regular progress reports.

  • Trains the R&D and Operations team in solid dose production processes.

  • Troubleshoots and optimizes existing products as assigned.

  • Understands the operation of all solid dose development, testing, and production equipment including tablet press, tablet coater, encapsulation, roll compaction, blenders, disintegration, moisture, friability, bulk density and particle size determination instruments.

  • Responsible for the creation of new and improved processes and operating procedures including Request For Quote formulas, Unit Dose Specifications, Change Orders, and Product Labels as assigned.

  • Responsible for the creation of new and improved processes and operating procedures as assigned.

  • Presents solid dose product concepts to Customers and Cornerstone’s Sales team as assigned.

  • Participates in customer visits and conference calls.

  • Supervises bench and scale up pilots.

  • Keeps a current laboratory notebook of all projects.

  • Maintains a clean safe laboratory environment.

Requirements

  • 4 year College/University Degree and 5-8 years’ experience or 10-15 years solid dose development experience preferred.

  • Proficient in college mathematics.

  • Understands and uses the scientific method.

  • Able to complete accurate, precise work in a timely manner.

  • Able to function in a laboratory and production setting.

  • Proficient in “Office” programs including document creation, spreadsheets, presentations, and e-mail.

  • Must occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with customers and suppliers both verbally and in writing.

  • May be required to wear personal protective equipment.

  • Must be able to understand, speak, read, and write in English in order to perform the essential functions of the job as they relate to comprehension of laws, regulations, standards, documents and other internal and external communications.

  • Occasional Travel.

Work Conditions

  • Regularly subject to normal office or laboratory environment.

  • Occasionally subject to normal warehouse and production environment.

  • Occasionally subject to high noise levels where hearing protection is required and all personnel protective equipment is required.

  • Occasionally subject to atmospheric conditions, such as fumes, odors, powders, dust and other particles.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Salary is dependent upon experience and internal and external salary conditions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.