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R&D Gummy Formulator

Company: MeriCal LLC
Location: Ogden
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

MeriCal is a premier private label and contract manufacturer of dietary supplements in the United States. For over a combined 90 years, our team of industry experts have been at the forefront of category innovation, delivering product solutions designed for today---s market. MeriCal is your trusted source for high-quality dietary supplements that focus on supporting consumer health and wellness. www.merical.com The ideal candidate for R&D Gummy Formulator will possess a solid work track record of excellent attendance, the proven ability to meet deadlines and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain outstanding organizational skills. --- Plays a critical role in the gummy manufacturing process, and as such, must possess the ability to juggle multiple tasks, communicate effectively and have a razor-sharp eye for detail. --- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work collaboratively with cross functional groups to solve problems and influence internal and external groups. --- Develops formulas/quotes for all gummy projects. --- Improvement in First Time Right metrics related to yield non-conformance, reduction of rework and destruction cost. --- Individual must be professional, committed, detail oriented, and possess good mathematical, written, clerical and organizational skills. --- Knowledge pertaining to the nutraceutical industry in general and the gummy manufacturing process in particular and must be well versed in a variety of ingredients, their usage, forms, activities and all other relevant physical characteristics. --- Experience in gummy formulation and manufacturing is required with a strong preference for pectin gummies and gummies using fruit juices and purees as a base. --- Must demonstrate a high level of self-confidence and common sense. A strong level of computer literacy is required in this position. Microsoft Excel will be used on a regular basis. --- This person must be able to work through common R&D and formulation problems independently. --- The R&D Gummy Formulator will report directly to the Director of Technical Operations. Job Requirements:Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:--- Development of gummy formulas for the generation of quotes for new and existing business opportunities--- Review and approval of deviations, including process modification if required per deviations, provide impact statement.--- Consulting with product development on an as needed basis, writing process improvement plans based on product performance history.--- Collaborating with the R&D Innovations team in the development of new formulas in gummy form, as well as to modify/correct existing formulas as deemed necessary; checking and approval of documents such as Product Label Information (PLI), Nutritional Information, Start Up's for creating Master Formulas and Manufacturing Directions etc.-----Understanding--and usage of current FDA nutritional/supplement fact information and standards while formulating--- Adhering to company guidelines, including cGMPs, SOPs and safety procedures.--- Perform R&D laboratory pilots. Understand the process for each final product type, and give and utilize feedback as needed.--- Interfacing with internal departments including purchasing, manufacturing, inventory control, quality assurance/ quality control, sales and customer service as required.--- Lead all internal gummy project collaborations with QA/QC or customer gummy projects as required.--- Work closely with Production team when new products start production, and help design process efficiencies in manufacturing of existing formulas.--- Work with the Purchasing Department to assist in the evaluation of new and alternate supplier for raw materials.--- Understand the basic costing/quoting process and help troubleshoot issues as needed.--- Spearhead formulation revisions for production level pilot batches as needed.--- Keeping up to date on regulatory, innovative and industry wide changes. Work Experience: --- A minimum of 5 years of experience in the development confection or dietary supplement gummy products.--- Ability to read, write and speak English fluently. (Bilingual Spanish a plus).--- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Must be able to calculate potencies to meet label claims.-----Understanding--of formulation cost and pricing analysis.--- Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times.--- Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages. Familiarity with the metric system.--- Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities.--- Excellent verbal and written communications skills and phone etiquette.--- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Accurate typing ability.--- Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail.--- Education: 5+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. --- A/A. degree and 3 years of experience or B.A./B.S. degree and 2 years of experience in Product Development/ Manufacturing Technology in the Nutraceutical Industry.

Keywords: MeriCal LLC, Ogden , R&D Gummy Formulator, Other , Ogden, Utah

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