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Global R&D Nutraceutical Manager

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Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Gava, B, ES, 8850

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improvethe quality and performance of our customers' products in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol’s industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality,performance and value of customers’ products, while reducing their environmental impact.

Role: R&D Nutraceutical Manager

Location: Spain – Barcelona (Gavà) 

Reporting to: Global Nutraceutical Business Manager – Lubrizol Life Science Health


The position is a global role managing and small team that will conduct R&D activities and business development support to the Nutraceutical business unit, located in Gava, Barcelona (Spain), reporting to Global Nutraceutical Business Manager, with the aim to ensure sustainable growth and development of the unit



  • Responsible for R&D pipeline plan according to business needs.
  • Develop microencapsulated products and technologies applied to vitamins, minerals and botanicals.
  • Develop botanicals extracts portfolio.
  • Lead nutraceutical formulation and application work across Lubrizol Life Science Health division as well as interact with Global R&D Lubrizol Life Science Health organization.
  • Global team, laboratory and pilot plant management responsibilities.
  • Assists the technicians when necessary in the laboratory and pilot plant.
  • Take care of the equipment needs and coordinate the actions with suppliers, in terms of sourcing, calibrations, etc.
  • Responsible for the scaling-up phases within our toll manufacturing network, at an affordable and optimal cost, dealing with internal stakeholders (QA&RC, Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing and Business Manager).
  • Responsible to lead, generate and provide all technical content to marketing.
  • Active participation in congresses and tradeshows through posters, papers, presentations and networking.
  • Technical and business development support to sales team when needed, offering customer solutions and focusing on their needs.
  • Support the implementation of HSE improvement plan and contribute to the safe operation of the laboratory and pilot plant by ensuring HSE compliance, notifying incidents and learning occurrences.



Successful applicant will have: 

  • Master/PhD in Food Science & Technology, Chemistry, Pharmacy or Biochemistry.
  • Expert in microencapsulation of vitamins and minerals and/or botanicals.
  • Expert in botanical extraction and drying technologies will be a plus.
  • Knowledge in clinical trials on the nutraceutical field will be also a plus.
  • Experience in both, lab and technology transfer to production scale.
  • More than 5-year experience in the relevant area.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Business acumen.
  • Availability to travel 40% of the time with highly flexible schedule.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Used to work in global matrix organizations.
  • Native/bilingual or full professional working proficiency in English.
  • Good at office IT applications.








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