Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Product Development Manager



(Remote position prefer Florida, Colorado or Texas residents)

Bio Trust Nutrition (www.BioTrust.com) is one of America's fastest-growing,
ecommerce nutrition brands and we are searching for a "Star", Product
Development Manager to join our Research and Development Team, who will
execute on R&D related activities and will be directly responsible for
managing projects in the department and working closely with Quality
Control and Supply Chain. This candidate will ideally tele-commute from
Florida, Colorado or Texas.

Bio Trust Nutrition develops and distributes an all-natural line of
premium, scientifically-designed dietary supplements and all-natural food
products without the use of hormones, artificial flavors, colors, additives
or sweeteners. (The product line includes nutrition shakes, nutrition bars,
healthy desserts and various vitamins, minerals and herbal products.)

It is our team's mission this year to empower more than one million
individuals world-wide to improve their nutrition, reduce body fat levels,
increase performance, and positively transform their health through our
informative articles, inspiring community, and our all-natural line of
premium, scientifically-backed nutrition products.

What's more, Bio Trust also donates a significant portion of profits to
charities that help feed underprivileged children in the U.S. and around
the world. In fact, for every order placed at BioTrust.com we provide a
meal for a hungry child in need.

This team member's day-to-day responsibilities will include:

Spearhead research of new, natural, scientifically proven ingredients that
help BioTrust Nutrition stay current and cutting edge, effectively setting
us apart from our competition.
Utilize knowledge and research of new ingredients to lead the New Product
Innovation Process from concept to commercialization.
Development of new product concepts that build upon our current foundation
in order to broaden our market presence.
Manage the development of line extensions for protein bars, greens, protein
cookies, protein powders, weight management supplements and other health
and wellness supplements.
Work as the primary liaison between R&D, marketing, and customer service
for technical marketing information, approved claims, and technical
questions.
Find, qualify, and approve new contract manufactures when needed as well
maintaining strong business partnerships and relationships with current
contract manufacturers.
Must have a strong understanding of the dietary supplement industry in
terms of new product launches, novel ingredient research, novel and
up-and-coming technology, current and changing regulations (FDA, NSF,
etc.), and an ability to formulate efficacious products that are
substantiated with human research that fit within our core business model.
Represent the organization at scientific and technical meetings.

Qualifications:
Knowledgeable in new research in the fields of biochemistry, biology,
nutrition, dietary supplements, exercise physiology.
Knowledgeable of new and emerging technologies in food science, such as
masking agents, suspension and emulsion technologies, sweeteners,
flavoring, delivery methods, acidulates, etc.
Competent knowledge of computers in reviewing and analyzing data and
conducting literature searches.
Excellent communication skills with technical and non-technical peers and
executive leadership.
Solid communication and presentation skills at all levels of the
organization and the ability to break down highly technical discussion into
understandable concepts for non-technical colleagues.
Will have partnered with a senior management team in an environment of
rapid growth and constant change or have demonstrated the propensity for
success in such a business while working in an academic environment or
third party research lab.
Will have ideally interacted with a New Product/R&D group or have developed
a strong understanding of New Product Development within food.
Is able to cast a vision for food safety and science and then to dive into
the details/be hands-on with equal effectiveness in order to drive its
execution.
Is a highly motivated professional able to work in a fast-paced
environment, travel as needed and demonstrate the flexibility needed to
address whatever challenges may surface at any given time.
Is willing and able to travel as much as 20%, primarily within US; some
international travel may be required, and is comfortable interacting and
leading at all levels.

Education/Experience:

1. A minimum of a bachelors in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry,
Nutrition, Microbiology or a related field is highly preferred.
2. Minimum of three (3) years functional experience with a minimum of
one (1) year managerial experience
3. Prefer a field certification, such as RD, CISSN, CFS, etc.

Personality:
*Driven
*Dedicated to constant learning and personal development
*Has a history of impressive results
*Positive and optimistic (with superb references)
*Loyal (we're looking for a minimum of a three-year commitment)
*Happiest when working within a team of other "Stars"
*Honest (a background check is required)
*Ready to take on the challenges of a fast-growing company

Compensation:
Dependent on Experience

In addition to a competitive salary, all team members receive free Bio
Trust nutrition products. Bio Trust offers benefits equivalent to most
Fortune 500 companies. This includes access to health, dental and vision
insurance along with a matching 401k plan.You are also able to work from
the office or remotely from home (no commute and every day is casual
Friday) and the position is a full-time exempt position.

If you meet the qualifications, and are interested in applying for this
position, please follow these specific instructions.

Email your resume and a cover letter to

gbraecklein@biotrust.com

The cover letter should explain your work history and why you think you
would be a valuable addition to our team.

Thank you and we look forward to learning more about you.