Senior Scientist, OTC Pharma Product Innovation - Tarrytown

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Product Innovation

Our Senior Scientist provides product development support to the Product Innovation & Marketing Team at Prestige Consumer Healthcare. A highly organized, analytical, and creative team player, this person drives product development from identification of the opportunity and new technologies through commercialization. This person works across multiple brands within a matrix organization in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment, possessing the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical partners across the organization, driving the team to success with good project management skills. A strong R&D product development background and experience in the OTC pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • Support the identification, development, evaluation, and commercialization of new technologies across multiple brands and categories through the lens of unmet consumer needs. Categories may include oral care, eye care, digestive care, pain relief, skin care, lice treatment, womens health, and pediatrics. Formulated products for OTC oral and topical drugs will be the major focus.
  • Brainstorm, develop scientific support, and gain alignment with Legal and Regulatory functions for novel consumer claims.
  • Participate in the development and interpretation of consumer research to understand the consumer experience with products and categories, ultimately translating into value enhancement opportunities against specific brand strategies.
  • Participate in and oftentimes lead regular cross-functional NPD meetings throughout the product development process.
  • Help manage external third party teams and our analytical lab team in Lynchburg, VA in development of product formulations. There is no formulation or analytical lab at the Prestige Brands HQ where this position is based. Hands on lab work is done by manufacturers, formulation houses, raw material suppliers, etc.
  • There will be opportunities for the Senior Scientist to own brand-level R&D responsibility and work directly with marketing on developing and executing NPD pipelines.
  • Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in a Scientific or Engineering discipline. (i.e. Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical sciences/engineering).
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in one or more of the following areas: R&D Product Development or Technical Transfer, in either personal Care, pharmaceutical or consumer packaged goods (CPG) Industry.
  • High-level understanding of complex technical and scientific issues.
  • Global mindset and cultural awareness.
  • Excellent organizational, diplomatic, and problem-solving skills and ability to cope well under pressure in an extremely fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Strong Quality Systems background in cGMP environment.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • High proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Travel up to 15% mainly in North America.
  • What's in it for you? We breathe new life into iconic brands finding creative ways to market our widespread portfolio of products; work that is fascinating and challenging. We have top notch health/welfare benefits with options to suit your needs, FSA or HSA savings plans too. We provide a solid company match on your 401(k) contribution that vests100% immediately and have a consistent record of paying good bonuses. We provide time off benefits and other flex-arrangements to help you better manage your work and family obligations, including half-day Fridays from May to September. We have free parking and easy access from all Westchester highways and trains. Our employees organize company outings 4+ times a year. We have our own in-house well-equipped gym with showers and towels available all day. We brew fresh coffee & tea all day, and serve breakfast once a month. We conduct quarterly employee meetings to provide business updates. We encourage volunteerism and on our December Day of Caring, we run in multiple directions to assist with several charities locally. But most of all, we care for, trust and support each other so that we all succeed together.

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