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R&D Formulation Team Manager

Kelly Services
Vista, CA 92085
**Kelly is actively recruiting for a R&D Formulation Team Manager for a Direct Hire opportunity in San Diego, CA in the Food or Nutrition industries.**


Summary:


Manage and track R&D Formulation team and Formulation team projects and priorities. Develop formulations for a variety of dosage and delivery forms. Collaborate cross-functionally on formula development, formula-relevant documentation, raw material selection and evaluation, supplier qualification, and testing requirements. Provide technical expertise and support to other members of R&D team, including formulation scientists, coordinators and specialists.


**Essential Duties & Responsibilities Formulation:**


Manage and provide scientific leadership for the R&D formulation team


Provide and discuss with R&D management quarterly metrics and/or relevant analyses for formulation team o Project tracking formulas such as quote formulas, benchtops and pilots, deadlines met and missed o Process/project gap analysis


Manage development and review of proposed formulas and associated ingredients o Manage conception and development of formulas suitable for commercialization o Manage and support substantiation for structure-function claims, nutritional, and technical information as required o Manage and secondary signoff for formulation team formulas, nutrition/supplement facts panels, raw material specifications o Manage formula development and substantiation based on regulatory feedback with regards to registration documents and labeling o Liaise with Purchasing team on R&D review of initial formula quotes prior to submission to Client Services


Manage formulation team in preparation of stability protocols and evaluation of stability data for products o Collaborate with R&D Technical Support team on stability monitoring, summaries, protocol revisions


Manage design and conduction of appropriate experiments for pilot lab, collaborating with Director of Technical Operations on pilot manufacturing trials


Manage and ensure training of formulation team: o Proper use of laboratory and manufacturing equipment o Development of new techniques, testing, and other areas related to product development


Provide technical and scientific input, support and assistance to other technical disciplines


Manage preparation, and ensure accuracy and maintenance of records of all technical documents and relevant development projects from formulation team, including but not limited to:


o SOPs


o Draft formulas o Final formulas o Proposed nutrition/supplement facts panels


o Label copies


o Raw material specifications


o Product specifications o Product justifications


o Master batch records o Testing requests o Material transfer requests o Document change requests o Technical reports


Ensure efficient operations in assigned project areas in accordance with NAI requirements, SOP's and GMP's


Take leading role for projects as assigned


Manage and support other projects as needed within formulation team Raw Materials:


Manage Formulation team and prioritize qualification of new and replacement raw materials and alternate suppliers


Collaborate with and assist Purchasing and Quality teams with the sourcing, qualification and replacement of new and alternate raw materials and suppliers


Manage specification development in conjunction with R&D Technical Support team and Quality and Analytical Laboratory teams


Provide on-going internal and external technical raw material support to ensure that production needs are met and customer requests are satisfied


Manage ongoing specification updates and compliance updates, due to regulatory or internal policy changes


Manage and troubleshoot raw materials related projects by understanding the potential ramifications caused by raw material and specification changes, such that appropriate actions are taken


Build strategic relationships and maintain effective communications with vendors


Foster professional knowledge of Formulation team with regards to market and supplier information, including regarding the potential impact of material changes in a global economy


Collaborate with Purchasing as needed to help support a consistent supply of our raw materials, as well as avoid market price fluctuations Other Duties


Maintain awareness of current developments within the functional discipline.


Develop a network of outside contacts such as vendors, consultants, educators, and attend appropriate continuing education courses.


Collaborate with and support cross-functional NAI teams.


Present ideas and suggestions for new products, product or process improvements, and improvements to pilot laboratory operations.


Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications


Requires a four year college or university degree or its equivalent in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Food Science, Chemical Engineering or related field


Requires a minimum of seven years industry formulation development experience with five years of related experience


Possess comprehensive knowledge and practical experience with product/process development, processing laboratory techniques and regulatory requirements, and a firm foundation in chemistry, mathematics, pharmaceutics and/or food science


Proficient in oral and written communication skills as well as effective organizational and supervisory skills


Ability to make presentations and recommendations in the area of responsibility


Must be able to communicate effectively in a cross functional team environment and have the ability to statistically analyze data


Must have computer literacy, including word processing and spreadsheet software


Must have sound judgment and decision-making skills


**Supervisory Responsibilities**


Supervises, guides, and assigns the work of others (formulation scientists, technicians, and assistants) Physical Demands


Manufacturing and general office environment


Exposure to disagreeable elements is negligible


Frequent work in pilot plant and production facilities Training


The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others Work Environment


Primarily in a general office environment


A portion of the work will take place in the encapsulation and/or tableting areas of the manufacturing facility, where one will be exposed to computerized equipment, moving mechanical parts, forklifts, heavy pallets, moderate to loud noise level, and air-borne dust and powders


While working in the manufacturing area, one will be required to wear various personal protective equipment (e.g., clothing, hair net, face mask, gloves, goggles, etc.)


If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-06-28

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Kelly Services
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