Product Development Manager

Position: Product Development Manager

Shift: Days, Monday - Friday (typically 8am-5pm), Position may require hours that exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week 

Pay: DOE - Full time, Exempt position

Job Summary of the Product Development Manager:

The position is responsible for overseeing all product development initiatives for the organization.

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has a strong technical and managerial background in the Dietary Supplement or Nutritional Industry in Product Development (Operations or QA would be acceptable as well). With this experience comes a strong background in the fundamental areas of the DS Industry that are important in Product Development: CFR Part 111, DS ingredients, fundamentals of FG labeling under CFR Part 101, industry knowledge, and product knowledge. The candidate also has a strong management background and has a proven track record of motivating and leading a team to successful results. The candidate has strong ability to present and communicate with customers in sales support and BD role.

Qualifications of the Ingredient Product Development Manager:

Technical Competencies

  1. Mathematical Competencies Related Formulation Development
  2. Strong Project Management Skills
  3. Strong Problem Solving/Analysis Skills
  4. Strong Computer Aptitude with experience in ERP systems
  5. Knowledge of Dietary Supplement Ingredients
  6. Knowledge of CFR Part 111 and 101
  7. Ability to talk with customers in sales support and BD role

Managerial Competencies

  1. Strong Decision Making
  2. Strong Customer Focus
  3. Great Communication Skills
  4. Collaboration Skills
  5. Strategic Thinking
  6. Basic Financial Principles

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Engineering
  2. Minimum 5 years of experience in product development, operations, technical sales, or QA

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. MBA or equivalent work experience.
  2. Formal training in Continuous Improvement, LEAN, or Six Sigma

Misc. Competencies:

  1. Pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check
  2. Requires a well-developed ability to read, write, and speak English in relation to topics of a complex or technical nature
  3. A legal right to work in the United States

Benefits: 

Health Wright Products offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short term disability, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, pet insurance, and life insurance plans. In addition, HWP offers its employees a 401k plan with company matching funds, FSA, and tuition reimbursement. Paid time off benefits for employees include holidays, vacation and PTO (personal time off).

For those applying out of the area: We love working for such an awesome company within the beautiful Pacific NW and understand your motivation to do the same! Please recognize when applying for our positions that relocation packages are not being offered at this time.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us & we look forward to learning more about you!


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