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Director of R&D - Nutritional Products (escape the traffic and expense and move to Idaho)

Company: Melaleuca:The Wellness Company
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

*** This role is based at our World HQ in Idaho Falls - Relocation Assistance will be provided ***

This position offers you the opportunity to make a difference at one of the world's top health and wellness companies as you assume the role as Director of R&D for the Nutritionals Product line of business (sports nutrition, vitamins, supplements, solid-dose, powders, functional foods) In this role you will lead and direct a world-class Research and Development Team ensuring that Melaleuca meets its innovation and product development objectives. Melaleuca fosters an open, energizing and collaborative environment and their team is made up of passionate professionals who deliver to high standards but also have fun in the process. R&D is a strategic driving force in their global organization, so your successes will be noticed at the highest levels.
Desired Skills and Experience
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct the Research and Development (R&D) team, from ideation to commercialization.
Drive accountability, consistency, quality, and process standardization across all phases of research and development.
Develop and monitor research plans for R&D projects, ensuring projects are completed on time and within cost objectives.
Coordinate Science, Research and Technical aspects of projects.
Ensure that stakeholders are kept fully informed.
Act as R & D subject matter expert and collaborator/advisor with the Brand Marketing and Operations Teams regarding manufacturing capabilities, product and machine acquisitions, market trends, and new technologies.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Strong project management and organizational skills
Strong collaboration skills - works effectively and cooperatively with all levels within the organization and departments
Ability to generate innovative solutions; tries different and novel ways to deal to solve project roadblocks and opportunities.
Drives for results - sets high standards; monitors progress toward goals; tenaciously works to meet and exceed goals.
Demonstrates good business judgement; uses data from various sources to draw conclusions
Ability to develop complete and accurate budgets, project justifications and timelines
Strong written and oral communication skills
Qualifications:
10+ years of related Research and Development experience in the CPG and/or natural products industry with an emphasis in Nutritional Products
5+ years of management experience mentoring and growing a staff
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a science discipline; Ph.D. is preferred
Strong project management skills
YOU MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES TO BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION

What we offer
A high growth, yet stable, multinational company
Executive leadership that is ready to mentor and encourage you to grow with the organization.
World-Class facilities and scientists
Very competitive compensation and benefits plan

*** This role is based in Idaho Falls - Relocation Assistance will be provided ***

Keywords: Melaleuca:The Wellness Company, Salt Lake City , Director of R&D - Nutritional Products (escape the traffic and expense and move to Idaho), Executive , Salt Lake City, Utah

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