The Bountiful Company
Chemist II (I)
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Leonia Map
Posted: 01/07/2022
Closing: 02/06/2022
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: 3 to 7 years
The Bountiful Company
Job description
Company Description

The Bountiful Company, a Nestlé Health Science Company, is a pure play branded leader in global nutrition, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbal and other specialty supplements, and active nutrition products, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The Bountiful Company’s portfolio of trusted brands includes Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Bountiful Company is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

The Chemist (II) is responsible for advanced laboratory procedures in a quality control laboratory. Duties are performed under general supervision. Familiar with basic laboratory equipment and techniques. Will focus on laboratory investigations, method development and method validation.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Will conduct investigations on atypical results, conduct analyst inverviews to identify root cause for the result and drive retesting to confirm or invalidate the initial result.
  • Generate out of specification reports and non-conformance reports. Communicate any out of specification or non-conformance issues to the quality assurance / material review team.
  • Perform method development on new methodologies that will be brought in-house. 
  • Perform method optimization on methods that are not producting optimal results and need work for specificity, accuracy or reproducibility.
  • Perform method validations on new or optimized methods to ensure specificity, accuracy and reproducibility.
  • Sets up and dismantles instruments and apparatus. Prepares solutions, suspensions and media to perform essential laboratory procedures.
  • Makes and records observations, performs calculations, collects and may assist in preparing data for evaluation. Keeps supervisor informed of work status.
  • Prioritizes workload and meets scheduled timelines.
  • Informs supervisor of equipment and supply needs required to avoid delays in testing.
  • Reports results of assignments and maintains and performs related record keeping in compliance with approved regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements. Follows and complies with all appropriate operations and testing procedures, GMPs and safety and health requirements as applicable.
  • Demonstrates good housekeeping practices to minimize analytical mix ups, potential laboratory contamination and safety hazards. Understanding and handling of hazardous materials and waste using proper and safe techniques. Selected qualified associates, at the discretion of the Quality Control/Quality Management, will be responsible for handling hazardous waste management.
  • Train other analysts on testing procedures.
  • Perform minor troubleshooting on instrumentation.
  • As required, maintains laboratory standards.
  • Periodically performs duties of a higher position for the purpose of training and development.
Job requirements

  • 3 - 7 years of experience in the food, pharmaceutical and or supplement industry preferred
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements that affect the dietary supplement and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing business
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical, Food Science, Chemical Engineering or Science or other closely related discipline required
  • Strong analytical skills; able to use data, communicate key trends, develop and execute continuous improvement plans
  • Must be proficient with PC programs, i.e. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • AS400 Knowledge desirable
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements
  • Ability to work with cross-functional groups to implement improvements
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives

Additional Information

Chemist II (I)