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VMS Formulation Assistant in Blackpool at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Blackpool
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/6/2018

Job Description

VMS Formulation Assistant

Location: Blackpool, FY4 4QE

Salary: Negotiable

Hours of work: 8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday- Friday

About the company:

Based in Blackpool, our client is the UK’s fastest growing contract supplement manufacturer within the Sports Nutrition and Health Supplements market, producing in excess of 2 billion tablets and 500 million capsules a year.

About the VMS Formulation Assistant role:

This job is ideally suited to a person with qualification and experience in food science or technology; the job is a highly specific niche role, with specialisation in the manufacture of VMS. There is requirement to operate laboratory scale VMS manufacturing equipment as well as understanding the nutrition science.

We are looking for a person not only with an academic understanding of VMS manufacture but with practical proven skills.

The role involves NPD and real-time problem solving of issues on the shop floor.

The role is based in a development laboratory with small scale equipment mimicking the production environment:


  • Dispensing
  • Mixing
  • Tableting or hard gel encapsulation or liquids manufacture.
  • Equipment is available to measure powder density, flow and angle of repose etc.  Liaison with a fully equipped QC laboratory is available for full chemical / microbiological investigations.

VMS Formulation Assistant Duties:


  • Trials / New Product Development
  • Solving Production Issues
  • Assisting on Improving Product processes
  • Assisting on improving formulations to increase production output
  • Take part in training as required
  • Any other reasonable management request
  • Investigating CAPA when Required.
  • Report with summary and conclusion

VMS Formulation Assistant Skills / Requirements:


  • Knowledge of the Food / Pharma industry and working practices 
  • Making up trial / pilot batches
  • Good Housekeeping
  • IT Skills (Excel, Word)
  • Attention to details
  • Effective communication and organisation skills

VMS Formulation Assistant Benefits:


  • 28 days' paid holiday per annum (including Bank Holidays). Employees will accrue one extra days holiday following three full years employment and one day every year following up to a maximum of 33 days per annum (including Bank Holidays).
  • You can also opt in for other benefits such as:
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted Gym memberships

If you feel that you may be suitable for this VMS Formulation Assistant role then please apply now!