New Product Development & Technical Advisor

30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
--Company description--

This is an opportunity to join a family-run business based near Andover, Hampshire. A key aspect to the growth and development of the company is the continuous knowledge of new research into probiotics and prebiotics, and acquiring novel probiotic products into their range.

--Job purpose--

This job vacancy will increase the Technical Team from two members to three. The Technical Team supports the Marketing, Customer Services and Sales departments in making sure as a company they provide accurate and up to date scientific information on their products and probiotics in general. The team is very instrumental in the launch of new products, keeping up with regulatory demands and liaising with current and potential new suppliers.

--Key responsibilities--

- Keep up to date with developments in research on their probiotic strains
- Assess the quality of clinical trials in the consideration of potential new products
- Answer particularly technical or scientific questions posed by consumers or retailers in a timely manner
- Break down scientific information into plain English for other members of the company
- Support the Marketing team - perform background research and write copy for marketing materials
- Liaise with suppliers to meet the regulatory demands of the Export department
- Provide technical support for the sales team during training days (about once a quarter)


- BSc in Microbiology, Biology, Physiology, Natural Sciences or similar
OR Diploma, Advanced Diploma or relevant Degree in complementary therapies such as Nutrition, Naturopathy etc
- 2 years minimum relevant experience in the work place
- Experience working in natural products, consumer healthcare, OTC or pharmaceutical industries is advantageous


- A keen interest in the value of research to further our understanding of the gut microbiome and in the development of novel probiotic products,
- Excellent organisational skills, logical thinking and ability to prioritise
- Ability to understand the bigger picture and broad aims, as well as in-depth analysis and attention to detail
- Good team work as well as motivation and drive to work alone where needed.
- Comfortable with mainly computer-based work.
- Ability to work well with a remote team, maintaining regular contact with colleagues based elsewhere

--Hours, Location & Salary--

There is some flexibility to the hours depending on the requirements of the right candidate:

4 days a week or full time, permanent position

Based in the Hampshire Head Office

Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will carefully read the job description and detail in their letter, the skills and experience that make them suitable for all aspects of the role.

They may start interviewing as soon as they receive applications so please apply as early as possible.

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