Formulations Technical Coordinator

GFR Pharma is a privately held manufacturer of natural health products.  As a proud Canadian company located in Coquitlam B.C., we are committed to manufacturing high-quality products for our customers. With the continued growth of our business, we are seeking to hire a “Formulations Technical Coordinator” to join our Formulations team and report to the Director of Operations.

Main Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Provide technical leadership in the development of products from formulation through packaging.
  • Improve existing product quality and efficiency and address manufacturing issues.
  • Address day-to-day technical questions.
  • Be a subject matter expert for tableting, coating, encapsulation, dry/liquid blending and powder filling. Monitor, explore and share new scientific information, technologies, products and processes.
  • Conduct experimental evaluations of raw materials, dry/liquid blends and bulk product.
  • Lead technology transfer, prepare manufacturing trial documentation, and manage scale-up operations to manufacture products in-house.
  • Communicate changes to project plans and timelines in a timely manner.
  • Recommend ingredients/processes which meet financial goals, contribute to cost saving initiatives, and improve manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Participate in investigations into product failure including quality, potency, visual characteristics and other. Ensure involvement in all trouble-shooting activities.
  • Lead outsourcing of manufacturing processes, as required.
  • Attend first time runs to ensure product and process match requirements.
  • Provide technical support for the sales group and participate in customer calls as required.
  • Support on-going development of in-house training program.
  • Comply with GMP’s, SOP’s and all regulatory documentation.
  • Foster a culture of continual improvement and a focus on best practices.
  • Other duties as required.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Science.
  • 5 – 10 years experience in Product Development and R&D
    (Natural Health Product/Nutraceutical environment will be considered an asset).
  • Familiar with applicable Canadian regulations (e.g. Food, NHPs, GMPs) and US regulations for Nutraceutical Supplements.
  • Technical knowledge of blending and solid dose formation.
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrate business knowledge by leading discussion and direction of internal projects and determining effects of department work on total financial picture.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to manage stakeholder expectations in fast-paced environment.
  • Able to accurately prepare specifications, label declarations and formulations.
  • Intermediate MS Office computer skills.

We value our employees and provide a respectful, safe and supportive work environment!  Along with competitive wages, we offer a fully paid comprehensive benefit package.

If you are interested in joining our team, we look forward to receiving your resume to

Thank you for your interest in GFR Pharma Ltd!