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Director of R&D, Product Development

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Valencia, CA

Posted 3 weeks ago

Seeking a Director of R&D, Product Development for a direct hire opportunity in Valencia, CA. Our client is a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements and has formulated over 1,000 products for a multitude of dietary supplement categories. This role entails you'll be instrumental in steering the company's innovation and product advancement initiatives. Your role will encompass overseeing the entire spectrum of research and development, from ideation through to market introduction, with a keen eye on maintaining quality standards and regulatory protocols. We seek a candidate with a substantial background in pharmaceutical R&D, exceptional leadership acumen, and a track record of effectively launching successful products into the market.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Research and Development department, providing strategic direction, guidance, and support to a team of scientists, researchers, and technicians.
  • Develop and implement the company's R&D strategy to drive innovation and support the achievement of business goals and objectives.
  • Oversee the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation and feasibility studies to formulation, pre-clinical trials, and scale-up for commercial production.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and collaboration within the R&D team, encouraging the generation of novel ideas and creative problem-solving.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, and Manufacturing, to ensure seamless coordination and execution of projects.
  • Review and approve research proposals, experimental protocols, and project plans to ensure alignment with corporate objectives and scientific rigor.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in pharmaceutical research, technologies, and industry trends to drive continuous improvement and stay competitive in the market.
  • Manage R&D budgets and resources effectively, optimizing allocation to support projects and timelines.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with external partners, academic institutions, and research organizations to foster collaborations and leverage external expertise.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines, industry standards, and quality requirements throughout the R&D process.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to senior management and stakeholders on the progress of R&D projects and initiatives.
  • Mentor and develop R&D team members, promoting their professional growth and fostering a culture of learning and development
Contact the Recruiter:
Kimberly Parks
Talent Advisor
Kimberly Parks
Talent Advisor
kparks@messinagroupinc.com
(847) 692-0621
(847) 692-0621
Kim recruited me for my current opportunity, and I could not be more impressed with her ability to identify such a strong fit for my background. I am settled into my new position and things are going great. I appreciate all her guidance throughout the process and would recommend her to anyone who is in the market for their next opportunity.
– Jose P | EHS Professional
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