June 11, 2024VP of Research and DevelopmentREMOTE, CA

Our client, a leading global supplement company is seeking a VP of Research and Development that will direct the development of new ingredients, products and processes by collaborating with sales, operations, and conferring with customers, leading direct reports, and providing support for process changes and corrective action.

Essential Duties:
  • Direct the internal development of new business by defining customer expectations, investigating material, and processing options, selecting internal or external equipment, planning, and execution of all product development projects. Emphasis on quality products, process routings. specifications, product/process compatibility, meeting customer expectations, and due dates.
  • Clarify and negotiate customer requirements, quote new business, establish Statement of Work.
  • Consults with senior management team members, especially CSO, Sales, and Customer as necessary.
  • Collaborate with Quality, Operations, Sales, and other relevant departments to ensure smooth and seamless product development with on-time, on budget, product launches.
  • Responsible for product development and project management team members.
  • Develops and assigns project timelines and budgets, including routine updates to clients and internal personnel.
  • Ensure that assigned products/projects are developed in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and within guidelines established by the customer.
  • Oversee internal and external activities related to new product development and continuous improvement of existing products.
  • Attends nutritional conferences, product development seminars and other continuing educational events related to the dietary supplement industry.
  • Visits customers, suppliers and other industry related service providers that enhance the company’s ability to increase satisfaction, service, or performance to our clients. Focusing on providing “next level”, world class customer experience.
  • Assure direct reports receive proper training and attend continuous improvement and personal development education seminars/classes.
Requirements & Qualifications:
  • PHD or Bachelor of Science in food science, biochemistry or chemistry a related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of R & D and project management experience, experience with product development related to dietary ingredients and supplements required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to contribute solutions on multiple ongoing projects.
  • Ability to be creative, proactive and an innovative thinker.
  • Willing to accept or create new ideas and focused on improving products.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all departments, company, or customer associates in a team-oriented manner.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Function efficiently in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Maintain excellent communication and relationships with others; be a team player; maintain a positive attitude. 
  • Chinese language fluency a plus.

Salary:  $160,000 plus benefits
Remote or Hybrid work
If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application or the link below – all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.
Kalon Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 

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