Manager of Research and Product Innovation

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date Posted: 08/14/2014

Summary of Job:

Irwin Naturals is a leader in developing quality and innovative nutritional supplements. We are currently looking for a Manager of Research and Product Development. Innovates and develops nutritional supplement products for the Health Food and Mass distribution channels. Identifies new productopportunities, develops product formulas, writes product copy and researches to substantiate product claims.


•Manages research and development of new product formulations
•Establishes relationships with ingredient vendors to develop knowledge of new ingredients and resources for technical assistance
•Prepares product formula documentation to send out for quotation and support communications with contract manufacturers during the quotation and development process
•Writes technical copy for packaging, support literature, websites, newsletters, white papers, science support pieces and other collateral materials
•Participates in the proofing process for all printed materials
•Compiles and summarizes research substantiation to support product structure/function claims
•Act as primary liaison with Marketing, Legal, Purchasing andQuality Assurance departments during the product development phase
•Supports the Marketing and Sales departments in new product launches and sales presentations
•Provide in-house technical training on new products
•Occasional travel to industry trade shows and provides technical sales support in customer meetings
•Any other projects and tasks as assigned


•Experienced formulator in the vitamin/supplement industry required
•Expert knowledge of nutritional and botanical ingredients
•Experience crafting structure/function claims within DSHEAandFDA/FTC regulations
•Product development experience
•Scientific/medical writing experience
•Comfortable presenting technical information in an interesting and engaging manner
•Excellent research skills – ability to find, analyze, interpret and critique data quickly and accurately
•Proficiency required in MS Office, PubMed, Google Scholar
•Highly organized
•Detail oriented
•Solid oral and written communication skills
•Strong self-initiative
•Problem solving skills based on solid logic
•Ability to multi-task and prioritize


· MD, PhD, ND or MS in Nutritional Science (or related discipline)

Irwin Naturals
Contact Information:
Contact Name: Joseph Slevin, Phone:


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