• Director, PD and Technical Services

    Job Locations US-CA-Mira Loma
    Job ID
    2018-1423
    Category
    Research & Development
    Shift
    1
  • Overview

     International Vitamin Corporation (IVC) is a leading global manufacturer of vitamins and nutritional supplements with more than half a century of private label and contract manufacturing experience, an impeccable quality and regulatory compliance record, and with new resources focused on enriching the health and lives of others. We currently have an opening for a Director, PD and Technical Services in our Mira Loma, California facility.

     

    • This position will be responsible for directing the IVA development and formulation of solid dose and powder nutraceuticals with a primary focus on 2 – piece capsules and all types of powder products including protein and sports nutrition powders.
    • This position will assist manufacturing to address technical issues and provide technical support as required.

     

     

     

     

              

    Responsibilities

     

    • Lead the IVA R&D team in the development and formulation of solid dose and powder nutraceuticals.
    • Develop and execute plans to improve company profitability and efficiencies.
    • Develop new powder and hard gelatin capsule formulations of Vitamin/Mineral Supplements as needed to support business growth while maintaining compliance with IVC’s SOPs and industry regulations.
    • Evaluate alternate and new raw materials to assess morphology, physical characteristics, stability and feasibility of use in manufacturing to include appropriate reports and assessments as needed.
    • Provide technical support and leadership to Manufacturing in scaling up lab bench and feasibility experiment to pilot and production scale.
    • Provide scientific input as needed for Marketing, Label Compliance, Quality, and Purchasing.
    • Write and approve product development proposals and reports including risk assessments and ASL reports as needed.
    • Evaluate and revise existing formulations to achieve cost reductions and manufacturing efficiencies as needed.
    • Propose corrective action plans to remedy actual or potential quality issues.
    • Interact with vendors, suppliers, and technical personnel in order to solve issues or discuss potential new business applications.
    • Help address rework issues with Manufacturing by developing rework procedures that in compliance with cGMP’s as needed.
    • Provide support to the Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Purchasing, and all other IVC-US and IVCN departments as needed.
    • Willingness to continue to expand current industry knowledge base by attending seminars, trade shows, and conferences where possible.  
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    • Be the technical R&D approver for IVCF’s Oracle ASL requirements.
    • Help address rework issues with Manufacturing by developing rework procedures that in compliance with cGMP’s as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

     

     

    • Bachelors’ degree and/or Master’s Degree, and/or Pharmaceutical Degree in a science-related field or equivalent experience.
    • At least 10+ years of previous experience in Solid Dosage and/or Product Development or closely related activity.
    • Thorough knowledge of tablet, powder and hard gelatin capsule manufacturing and techniques and basic Quality principles.
    • Ability to identify the root cause(s) of problems, propose effective corrective action plans and ensure effectively execution and follow up.
    • Perform literature searches and write reports for formal presentations.
    • Good communication, organizational, and computer skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Able to work OT and Saturdays when needed.
    • Prolonged sitting while keyboarding and reviewing documentation which would require bending, and grasping.
    • Working in a manufacturing setting when needed that will require standing, bending and equipment interaction for extended periods of time.

     

    IVC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V - EOE.

     

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