Nature's Way® is one of the most recognized and trusted manufacturers of dietary supplements and vitamins. A pioneer in herbal supplements, the Nature's Way® brand is known for its expansive offerings of whole herbs, standardized extracts, vitamins & minerals, and homeopathic remedies. Beyond herbal supplements, Nature's Way® manufactures trusted brands such as Alive!® multi-vitamins, Fortify probiotics, Umcka® Cold Care, and Sambucus. Our brands are sold through retail partners in the grocery, drug, mass, health food store, eCommerce and other channels. We are experiencing rapid growth.
Employees at Nature's Way® have a passion for building trustworthy brands that help improve the health and wellness of others. This is our mission and it forms the basis of everything we do. Whether developing science-based formulas, utilizing top-quality ingredients, or diligently adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Nature's Way is known for its unwavering commitment to quality and safety. "Trust the Leaf®."
If you're looking to join a team where you'll be leading initiatives and contributing to growth every single day, Nature's Way may be the place for you. Nature's Way is in the midst of a growth-driven transformation of their marketing organization. We just opened a state of the art marketing and sales office in downtown Minneapolis where an entrepreneurial, results driven consumer marketing and sales organization is being established. We are looking for people who want to leave their mark in this high energy organization where every person we bring on board has the opportunity to shape the business from day one.
Nature's Way offers a competitive wage and benefits including:
Innovative health insurance
Basic Life and Optional Life Insurance
Long and Short Term Disability, Long Term Care insurance.
401(k) with Company Match
Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid vacation and holidays
Educational assistance and on-going training
Community involvement incentives
Product Discounts for you and your family
Director of New Product Development
Job Location: Green Bay, WI Department: `
Manage and lead the Product Development team for all of the corporate strategic business units of Nature’s Way in the United States. Manage the Product Development team through all of the commercialization process stage gates, including concept development, raw material identification and procurement, formula creation, pro forma cost analysis, bench and pilot development and commercial scale-up. The New Product Development Director works with cross functional teams of Marketers, Regulatory, Procurement, Operations, Technical Manufacturing, suppliers, Quality and QC associates to plan projects and deliver new products to market in a timely manner, on budget and within strict regulatory parameters.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES The Director of Product Development will be the head supervisor for the United States PD team, based primarily in Green Bay, WI. The Director will be responsible for advocacy of the group’s organizational chart; recruiting and staffing; interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; and addressing challenges and resolving problems.
The Director will establish annual goals for the associates that are in alignment with the commercial strategies of the organization. Additionally, the Director will conduct formal annual and bi-annual reviews in a timely manner to ensure associate development, accountability and effectiveness. The Product Development Department’s Project Managers and Technical Leaders/Food Scientists will report directly to the Director.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Requires a Master’s Degree or PhD in a Science related program such as Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or Nutritional Science/Medicine.
A minimum of ten to fifteen years of work experience in the Natural Health Products or Functional Food industries, preferably in a significant product development department/function.
Successful track record of at five to eight years of leading, building and developing a new product team.
A successful pedigree of new product development and launches, preferably in the nutrition or dietary supplement industries.
Nature’s Way is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.