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Job title:                                   Senior Research Scientist – Nutrition Formulation

Department / Division:          Nutrition West Center of Excellence / Innovation & Science                

Location:                                  Buena Park, CA



What’s special about this team:

Amway is the leading direct selling company in the world and its global Innovation & Science team delivers new product development for our global markets around the world.  This talented team balances both science and creativity, working closely with Marketing partners to deliver new product innovation in the core nutrition categories, supporting fundamental health and wellness solutions. This team collaborates with myriad cross-functional partners, including Marketing, Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, Packaging, etc.  There is also a close partnership with our global affiliate teams around the world, ensuring we are meeting the needs of consumers.


How you would contribute to the role:

If you are passionate about new product development, formulating products that excite consumers around the globe, this is a cool role!  You will take your ideas from concept to commercialization, working with an engaged cross functional team, supporting product development initiatives for our core nutrition products.  This team works in the general wellness category, supporting multi-vitamins, and single vitamin products, including concentrated fruits and vegetables, phyto powder, and dietary fiber products.  You will lead formula design, ingredient assessments, excipient selection and usage, product profile design, and delivery form.  This role will have you considering a variety of delivery options, leading innovation in a very traditional product category.  Additionally, you will research future technologies that will influence this category and innovate against trends for a new and refreshed approach in this category.  This role will also have you collaborating with co-manufacturers, for delivery formats that include both food or drink formats, or solid dose manufacturing.  If you seek a formulation role that offers a very diverse scope, working with global partners, this role will offer an exciting path!


What skills and background will be important to be successful:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in food or nutrition product development
  • Strong background in food formats with expertise in more than two technologies (beverages, confection, snack foods, dairy, bars, protein powder, solid dose, gummies, etc.)
  • Proven exposures in ingredient assessments, formula and delivery form design, and product profile design
  • Progressive experiences in bench top development, pilot scale up, validation protocols, and manufacturing exposures
  • Background demonstrating driving projects to commercialization
  • Strong communication skills with talent to work both independently and with a team, as well as cross culturally
  • Customer focused mindset demonstrating support for competing priorities
  • Bachelor’s Degree (MS preferred) in Food Science, Engineering, Formulation or a related discipline
  • This position is NOT eligible for sponsorship





Amway's exceptional compensation and benefits package includes: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Insurance
  • Generous 401(k) contribution schedule
  • Yearly Bonus potential
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On-site Fitness Center and access to digital Wellness tools
  • Discounts on Amway products

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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: 

At Amway, we believe fully in the power and benefits of an inclusive culture. We want you to grow your career with us and bring all of what makes you authentic and unique to our company as we continue to evolve and grow. We want to empower you to speak up, share your diverse perspective, collaborate with others, and build a better life for our ABOs and customers across the globe. If you have what it takes, this opportunity will be given to you regardless of age, disability, religion, marital status, genetic information, national origin, race, sex, veteran or military status, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law or ordinance. 

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