Develops and/or performs all formulation requirements on new formulas; includes creation of theoretical formulation, bench mix development, product description/formulation sheet, lab tests, stability testing/ monitoring, color verification, etc.
Documents test results, specifications, and final formula procedures in a standard format for inclusion in the Master File Participates in the technology transfer from pilot scale to commercial manufacturing runs.
Communicates in a timely fashion, all information regarding formulation, project status, raw material research, results, etc. to all appropriate individuals in Purchasing, Sales, Customer Service, and Quality departments.
Ensures the maintenance and/or adherence to good laboratory practices and all safety regulations both in laboratory and manufacturing areas.
Provides technical knowledge in guiding other formulators, assistants and technicians in the R&D Lab.
Evaluate new and alternative raw materials for functionality and stability, assist in verification studies as required.
Participates in process improvement and product investigations.
Guides process development activities, working closely with Manufacturing and formulators to deliver successful processes for production of supplements into the manufacturing environment.
Min. 8 yrs industry experience preferable in food, nutritional supplement or pharmaceutical product development and prior experience in R&D is required.