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525 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Research and Development Manager
Ultimate Nutrition Inc. • West Palm Beach, FL
Posted 7 days ago
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Ultimate Nutrition, Research and Development Division is a market-leading, product development and research firm focused on providing best-in-class products to the dietary supplement industry. Through innovation and science-based research, the company continually strives to make ground-breaking advancements in the field of general health and sports nutrition by developing cutting-edge product solutions and technologies. Ultimate Nutrition works with major supplement companies, domestically and internationally, while always taking into consideration the needs of the individual consumer, to bring new products to market on a global scale. This privately held company is well-respected, profitable, and growing rapidly.
The Research and Development Manager will be responsible for managing and working alongside the department’s research team in their efforts to identify new ingredients and materials to be used in the development of new products. This position requires significant interdepartmental collaboration to coordinate the various aspects of project development. The R&D Manager will report directly to the Vice President of R&D and will be expected to lead a team in a fast-paced research environment.
Manage product development projects through all stages of the development process, from idea conception to final product delivery
Lead research team in discovering new ingredients and technologies that can be used in developing new dietary supplements for sports nutrition
Provide concept guidance and work flow direction to members of the research team to ensure development process proceeds efficiently and in a timely manner
Collaborate with personnel from various departments using market research to find innovative nutrition-based solutions to formulate and develop new products
Perform research on scientific literature and clinical research data to develop scientifically supportable positions and guidance on early concept development
Create documentation to validate nutrition information used in nutrition-based promotions and/or advertising of new products
Support other tasks, as needed
BS or MS in Sports Nutrition, Life Sciences, or a related discipline
Minimum of 3 years of product development experience (supplement industry, food industry, or pharmaceutical industry)
Minimum of 3 years project management experience
Knowledge of the dietary supplement industry
Computer skills (Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
Attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills
High level of initiative and creativity skills
Excellent project management skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Attend seminars, conferences, clinical trials, trade shows, and events, as required
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