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Gummi World Product Development Scientist - Dietary Supplements, Confectionery Nutraceuticals in Chandler, Arizona

Project Description:

Gummy World™ is a fast growing nutraceutical manufacturer based in Phoenix, Arizona. We strive to deliver the highest quality vitamin supplement products to our clients and maintain long standing relationships with them. We think of each client as our partner and we do everything we can to help them grow their businesses. When we provide you with the highest level of quality and consistency for your products, it allows you to always provide your customers with the brand they have learned to trust.

Gummy World™ is seeking an accomplished, talented, and dynamic insights-driven leader to be the a founding member of our Business Development/ Research & Development team.

The Product Development Scientist will work with the product development team on strategic initiatives to expand the Gummi World supplement product line. This role is responsible for developing products that are delicious, and consistently manufactured while ensuring all safety and quality requirements are met. The Product Development Scientist will have KPI’s in the all stages of the process for specified projects spanning, innovation, flavor, collaborating with clients and manufacturers, cost optimization, and commercialization.


  • Develop concepts for the Innovation process

  • Collaborate with the Regulatory Team on formulations and claim substantiation.

  • Maintain branded ingredient and raw material database

  • Research potential ingredients based on physical properties such as solubility for particular form factors.

  • Follow up with R&D and Business Development teams on samples, prototypes, and test batches.

  • Help with the development of different pack-out options for existing products.

  • Lead product tastings, evaluations, etc., and analyze/record results in a statistical/analytical manner.

  • Scope secondary contract manufacturers to match existing formulations

  • Support Quality in new product specifications, change controls and label initiation forms.

  • Contribute to innovation, troubleshooting, and brainstorming ideas in a team environment for future platform growth in key consumer needed state areas.

  • Understand customer needs, business needs, and strategy by attending and participating in cross-functional team meetings.

  • Forge relationships with, key suppliers, and purchasing team to keep abreast of upcoming trends, to solicit and secure opportunities for new food ideas, technologies, ingredients, and packaging materials.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending regulatory training, educational workshops, review professional publications, establish personal networks, and participate in professional societies.

  • Support company growth initiatives



  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) from a 4-year accredited college or university in Food Science, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry or Equivalent BS degree, with 5+ years of experience in R&D, Product Development, Manufacturing and/or Quality Assurance in food and/or supplement industry is preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge in more than one of the aforementioned formats (Confectionary, Capsules, etc.) is a must as well as having a proven track record developing clean (i.e. short ingredient list) and delicious food that meet specific requirements at large scale.

  • Must have strong interpersonal and presentation skills, ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, and have the ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously in a high-paced environment while staying in control under pressure.

  • Must have excellent analytical, written, and organizational skills with the ability to manage complex technical information and have an industry-leading understanding of ingredient functionality, product evaluation, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, microbiology, quality assurance principles, and market research practices.

  • Preferred candidates must have demonstrated technical sales experience with a wide range of clients. 

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