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Director of R&D

Location: Richardson
Posted on: June 25, 2022

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Job Description: Director, Research & Development Title: Director, Research & DevelopmentDepartment: Global Product Marketing Reports To: Sr. Director, Global Product MarketingDirect Reports: YesJob Summary:AdvoCare is seeking a hands-on, results oriented senior science and product innovation leader who will be a key member of the AdvoCare team. This role will support the development of the strategic research and product innovation that supports the Company's business growth, new products to market, and the strategic priorities of the company.Responsibilities: Research- 30%Designs and directs research focused on the development of safe, effective and highly marketable products that address health, wellness and sports performance needs. Oversees all aspects of research studies related to product and ingredient safety, efficacy and mechanisms of actionCollaborates with the internal departments and third parties to direct in house pilot research studies, as necessaryDirects internal and external research to support new and existing products and claim substantiation. Development- 30%Maintains a network within the scientific and nutritional industries with a focus on innovation, industry trends and regulatory hurdles.Identifies and assesses new technologies, ingredients, platforms and partnerships that can drive incremental growth through commercial ready product solutions.Provides insight and nutrition / dietary supplement expertise on cross-functional product development team. Interfaces with vendors, contract manufacturers, and raw material suppliers to bring scientifically sound ingredients and products to market.Works with Marketing and Regulatory Affairs to develop structure function claims for new and existing products. Work closely with Quality dept to develop internal product specifications for new and existing products.Manages appropriate budgets/costs associated with formulas, studies and other development.Assists with solving product formulations and manufacturing issues with scientific support within FDA guidelines.Combines focus on both innovating new products and renovating some of our best products. Education- 10%Works with other departments, e.g., sales and legal, for a seamless integration of product development and education.Ability to and passion for training internal and external constituents on product via in-house videos and live events.Creates blog posts to support AdvoCare's goals of educating the community on various health & wellness prioritiesSupports PR efforts in connecting with media to share the scientific details of products Management- 30%Coordinates activities with the Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, including product development, education and scientific developments that could enhance either.Trains direct reports and others - overseeing the technical aspects of product development and management of new products, revisions and processes from concept to production and launch; overseeing the technical guidance related to formulation and production; guiding research and approving education.Works closely with AdvoCare's Sr. Director, Global Product Marketing to communicate and align cross-functionally with other departments. Attributes:Knowledge of nutrition, biochemistry, and dietary supplementsExcellent research background with evidence of publications, presentations, and contractsExperience in the design and management of both clinical and basic science research studiesEffective communication and interpersonal skills, and a history of working collaboratively and cooperatively with othersExperience in science educationActive in the scientific community.Strong working knowledge of common drivers for health and wellnessExperience in technical communications, both oral and written.Knowledge and Skills Required: Scientific background and experience consistent with AdvoCare's needsGraduate education (PhD, MD, Masters or Doctoral) in a medical or scientific field related to nutrition, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, phytochemicals or functional foods.8+ years within the functional food, dietary supplement or pharmaceutical industry is desirable. PI182887203

Keywords: ADVOCARE INTERNATIONAL LLC, Richardson , Director of R&D, Executive , Richardson, Texas

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