Technical or Functional Manager expected to independently and collaboratively execute projects from bench top to scale up while exhibiting technical leadership.
The Solid Dosage R&D Manager will lead areas of R&D related to product development, optimization, and scale-up of cannabis edibles in solid dosage formulations for tablets like ODT, capsules, tablet coating and powders to meet Kiva's goals and deliver revenue targets. The Solid Dosage R&D Manager will be responsible for product development activities, including formulation, process development, optimization, and scale-up of solid dosage products.
As the Kiva Solid Dosage R&D Manager, you'll...
Develop cannabis supplement & food products in various delivery formats (tablets, spray-dried powders, film coatings, soft gels, etc.)
Lead technical projects as assigned by the head of R&D. This includes responsibility for the formulation and process development, and routine testing on solid dosage forms such as tablet hardness, friability, particle size analysis, flow, and density, as well as novel testing methods as necessary.
Plan experiments, analyze data statistically, and evaluate the physical characteristics of new raw materials.
Assist with Manufacturing, Validation, Packaging, and Regulatory Affairs, with technical input.
Partner with marketing, operations and quality teams on new product innovation to ensure alignment and feasibility and to maximize performance against objectives
Operate under the highest standards of compliance and professionalism and ensure that the R&D and other teams are following company defined protocols
Have a sense of urgency with a can-do attitude with strong analytical skills and problem-solving tools including root cause analysis, flowcharts, and diagrams
This is the job for you, if...
You have experience developing solid dosage formulations for tablets like ODT, capsules, tablet coating and powders.
You are interested in being a part of a rapidly growing edibles company
You are detail-oriented and display positive manager qualities
You love coming up with the next big idea and know how to lead a team to the finish line
What we're looking for...
BS/BA degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Engineering, Chemistry, or related technical field: Ph.D. + 2 years of experience, Master's + 4 years of experience, or BA/BS + 7 years of experience is required.
Knowledge of Food & Supplement regulations (including DSHEA, FD&C Act Section 21 CFR 111) is highly preferred.
Must maintain knowledge of the nutraceutical industry and must be well versed in a variety of ingredients, their usage, forms, activities, and all other relevant characteristics.
Must be a detail-oriented, self-starter and comfortable taking initiative, as well as capable of producing high-quality results on a sustainable basis
Must possess a hands-on approach to business, be very flexible, and not reluctant to “roll up their sleeves” and get involved in all aspects of the company.
Internal Number: 1074
About Kiva Confections
Kiva Confections (www.kivaconfections.com) is the premier cannabis-infused edibles company in California, the largest cannabis market in the world. Kiva's line includes Kiva Chocolate Bars, Terra Bites, Petra Mints, and Camino Gummies. Our products are crafted from premium ingredients and skillfully combined with California cannabis. Since our beginning in 2010, our goal is to create confections that redefine what a cannabis confection ought to be. By applying art and science to ensure a deliciously consistent experience every time, we continue to deliver on that mission today.
We have aggressive growth plans as the legal market, and consumer adoption continues to expand. Key growth initiatives include bold platform innovation, best in class marketing, geographic expansion, strategic partnerships, and more. We are resourced for this explosive growth and looking for great people to help take us to the next level.