The Bountiful Company
Sr. Principal Scientist, R&D
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Location: US-NY-Ronkonkoma Map
Posted: 02/21/2021
Closing: 03/20/2021
Degree: Graduate Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 10 year(s)
The Bountiful Company
Job description
Company Description

The Nature’s Bounty Co. is now The Bountiful Company!

The Bountiful Company is a global leader in health and wellness, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbals, supplements, protein bars and powders, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The brands of The Bountiful Company are some of the most trusted in the world including Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Pure Protein®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown®, Body Fortress®, MET-Rx®, Ester-C® and Dr.Organic®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Bountiful Company is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

The Bountiful Company is seeking a highly motivated, experienced nutritional scientist who can effectively use nutrition and health trends to stimulate new product ideas; design clinical protocols to enhance product positioning and translate results into strong structure/function claims. As an expert in health and wellness, the Sr. Scientist will help drive creative and strategic health platforms, product ideation, and claim substantiation.

TBCo., a leader in the nutritional supplement industry, is a champion of sound science. As such, we are looking for an individual with solid academic credentials, ideally with at least 10 years of leadership experience in the dietary supplement industry who possesses deep knowledge on clinical research review and design and strong engagement in the product development process.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as the knowledge leader, working with Nutrition Science in the discovery and evaluation of science to identify unique ingredients and define the strongest health claims allowed under applicable regulations.
  • Ideate & influence new product direction by communicating science-based, consumer-driven data to senior cross-functional group management, marketing and PD teams.
  • Help develop a compelling story about products to support communication with consumers, and offer more IP protection for the products.
  • Provide leadership and scientific and medical expertise in the areas of human nutrition and clinical science, and identify and validate ingredients for finished products.
  • Manage multiple projects with a high degree of complexity and breadth.
  • Present scientific findings internally to cross-functional teams, including senior management, and externally to scientific peers.
  • Work with University and CRO partners to conceptualize and implement new clinical trials leading to new product formulations and/or enhance current product claims.
  • Coach and mentor scientific leadership on claims development and substantiation.
Job requirements

  • MS degree, preferably PhD, in Nutritional Sciences, Natural/Functional Medicine or MD.
  • 10+ years of experience in the dietary supplement or similar industry.
  • Solid understanding of nutrition principles, human metabolism and clinical science as well as ingredient functionality.
  • Experience in designing, running and assessing clinical trials.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively and synthesize complicated data and scientific information.
  • An expertise in functional foods, herbal and natural products, and dietary supplements is preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate well with colleagues and on cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage many projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The Bountiful Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Bountiful Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous colleague discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-200-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

Sr. Principal Scientist, R&D