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Wellness Pet Company Director of Pet Nutrition in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

What You’ll Accomplish:

The Director of Pet Nutrition is a newly created position reporting to our Global Vice President of Advanced Innovation and Product Development. Our Director of Pet Nutrition will lead our team of amazing pet professionals to develop new offerings for the pets we love, as well as research ways to continually improve our current offerings, always ensuring the very best quality nutrition for the pets we love. As our internal nutrition expert, you will interact both with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for the professional development of their team so that our team is challenged and always learning.

  • Oversee the status of nutrition on existing and new product development for adequacy and trending against AAFCO nutrient profiles

  • Be up to date on the latest research and provide perspectives on how the business may adapt to the latest nutritional thinking

  • Design and oversee kennel testing and performance strategies and analysis

  • Maintain transparency and communication with the broad cross-functional team responsible for new product commercialization through the product lifecycle process.

  • Maintain and develop new partnerships externally to further the research efforts of the Company.

  • Partner with Advanced Innovation to continuously scan the environment for new research and product development opportunities.

  • Translate the product development and advanced innovation strategic vision into the tactical processes and programs that will deliver excellent nutritional offerings for our consumers. This includes technical direction for product development projects, process improvement, research methodologies, technical applications of products, and other relevant topics.

Who We’re Looking For:

Team Wellie is a group of people who are truly obsessed in all the best ways about winning for the consumer and the pets they love. We are seeking an individual who:

  • Is consumer-focused in all they do – they are intellectually curious and passionate to solve complex problems

  • Continually challenges themselves to go the extra mile to get the job done, and ensure it’s done the right way as opposed to the easy way

  • Holds themselves and others accountable, while also being a true collaborator

  • Shares resources and engages in healthy debate

  • Embraces continuous improvement through the sharing of feedback; learns independently

  • Celebrates differences and strives to learn from others who are different from themselves

  • Has the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, and to build rapport and successful professional relationships

  • Has a coaching mentality to leading their team

Specifically for this leader, we need someone who has a:

  • Ph.D. degree in Animal Nutrition or related field

  • Experience with ingredient development, specifically for pet nutrition

  • Availability to travel as required

We are open to candidates who prefer to work from our Tewksbury, Massachusetts headquarters location or work remotely. For those who are remote, travel to our headquarters or other locations will occasionally be required.

Why Work for Wellness Pet:

We care about the wellbeing of our people, their families, and their pets, so we treat every Wellie to a comprehensive benefits package full of extras to support their health, pets, passions, and professional development. More information about our benefits can be found on our website ( .