R&D Technical Manager

Howell, NJ 7731

Posted: 04/02/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 279.17KO

R&D Technical Manager

The R&D Technical Manager will manage technical requests and processes specific to R&D projects and assignments.  Act as a support resource to the manufacturing department.

*Manage technical issues within the manufacturing department including assessing root cause analysis and appropriate remediation.

*Provide technical support and leadership for pilot batches, process validations, cleaning validations in manufacturing.

*Provide scientific input as needed for Marketing, Label Compliance, Quality, and Purchasing.

*Responsible for maintaining Claim Substantiation files.

*Develop new tablet and hard gelatin capsule formulations of Vitamin/Mineral Supplements as needed to support business growth while maintaining compliance with company SOPs and industry regulations.

*Evaluate alternative and new raw materials to assess morphology, physical characteristics, stability and feasibility of use in manufacturing to include appropriate reports and assessments as needed.

*Scale up lab bench, feasibility and pilot scale formulations to production scale.

*Write and review Master Batch Records using Microsoft Office tools.

*Write product development proposals and reports including risk assessments, ASL and Rx projects.

*Revise existing formulations to achieve cost reductions and manufacturing efficiencies as needed.

*Propose corrective action plans to remedy actual or potential quality issues.

*Provide support to the Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Purchasing, and all other company departments as needed.

*Help address rework issues with Manufacturing by developing rework procedures that in compliance with cGMP's as needed.

*Interact with vendors, suppliers, and technical personnel in order to solve issues or discuss potential new business applications.

*Be the scientific liaison between company and suppliers, customers and third party companies.

*Willingness to continue to expand current industry knowledge base by attending seminars, trade shows, and conferences where possible.

*Be the technical R&D approver for company Oracle ASL requirements.

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O'Sullivan at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].

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*Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree and/or Pharmaceutical degree in a science related field or equivalent experience.

*At least 5+ years' previous experience in solid dosage research and development or closely related activity.

*Thorough knowledge of tablet and hard gelatin capsule manufacturing and techniques and basic quality principles.

*Experience or theoretically understanding of soft gelation formulation and applications.

*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.

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O'Sullivan at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].

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Kristine O'Sullivan
Sr. Partner

The Food and Beverage Division specializes in the placement of technical professionals in the food and beverage industry from entry level to executive level candidates. I have a talented group of recruiters who specifically source Technical Sales Professionals, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Executive Technical professionals, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Technical Service, Nutrition, Analytical and Corporate Chefs. We work on both a contingent basis for professional level searches and retained search for executive level searches. CPS, Inc. has been in the talent recruitment business for 40+ years and we recruit nationwide.

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