This role utilises technical expertise and a dietary supplement background to help execute successful end to end product development projects, undertake improvements to existing products and support the increased capacity needs of the business across global markets. Development of product formulations with consideration to customer needs, regulatory compliance and required commercial outcomes, along with liaising with contract manufacturers and partners as required.
Utilise technical knowledge and experience with vitamin, mineral, herbal and food products to drive the creation of winning products in conjunction with the Marketing team across global markets.
Lead product development projects, including recommendations with consideration of claims, technical product feasibility, regulatory compliance and commercial considerations.
Facilitate new and existing products that meet market regulations and adhere to any relevant quality, regulatory and safety requirements.
Support increased capacity to manufacture through driving technical transfer of existing products to new and existing contract manufacturers.
Assess and provide recommendations on raw materials and formulation information for suitability of use, regulatory considerations and the ability to support claims.
Investigate and develop product formulations, along with creating contract manufacture briefing documentation whilst ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.
Hands on development and formulation work to assess suitability of ingredients, taste profiles, and physical parameters.
Investigation and review of scientific and technical information as needed and disseminating information to wider team in a meaningful format.
Preparation of technical and scientifically valid regulatory and non-regulatory documents.
Support product quality requirements and assist with technical product challenge investigations and improvements.
Development of tools to support improvement of product development and technical efficiency.
Embrace and effectively use Swisse systems and processes including change control, document control protocols and relevant system platforms.
Create and maintain relationships with contract manufacturers, key suppliers and project partners.
Work to strict timelines to achieve successful solutions and required project outcomes in a timely manner.
Participate in project team meetings to provide input regarding deliverables, timelines, and processes and help to drive business outcomes.
Assist with other Swisse projects as required.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Tertiary qualifications in Sciences (Pharmaceutical, Formulation, Health, or Food).
At least 5 – 7 years’ experience in the area of Product Development, R&D or Technical in the dietary supplement or complementary medicine industry.
Experience or understanding of regulatory requirements of dietary supplements in Europe, Asia and/or listed complementary medicines in Australia.
Relevant understanding of working creatively and proactively within a technical product development environment.
Experience in formulation and end to end product development.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to prioritize and work to strict timelines.
Excellent literature & documentation review and appraisal skills.
Understanding of and ability to undertake investigative formulation and development work.
Attention to detail.
Ability to develop a sound understanding of technical and regulatory issues relating to product development.
Health, Wellness and Fitness Consumer Goods Pharmaceuticals
Product Management Research
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