Product Development Specialist
Oxbow Animal Health - Omaha, NE

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Description
Oxbow Animal Health, a growing manufacturer and global distributor of premium nutritional foods and supplements for small animals, is seeking a talented individual to provide technical and project management support for the company’s product development efforts. Oxbow provides a fun, team-oriented environment where employees can realize personal and professional success and growth.

Requirements
  • Master’s degree in animal science, nutrition or related field
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience
Skills & Abilities
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience designing and conducting research
  • Ability to analyze data to reach conclusions and solve problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Internet search techniques
Primary Responsibilities
  • Research new product ideas, ingredients, and manufacturing processes, ensuring that all new products support the Oxbow brand.
  • Oversee product development projects, providing support to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Design and manage new product research trials.
  • Stay abreast of changes to pet food regulatory requirements, and work with others to ensure compliance at Oxbow.
  • Provide technical support and expertise to internal and external customers.
  • Make presentations pertaining to animal health, nutrition, and Oxbow products to internal and external groups.
  • Develop technical articles and educational information for packaging text, marketing materials, web site content, newsletters and other purposes.
Reports to: Manager of Product Quality and Innovation