Global CHC Product Design and Lifecycle specialist

Date:  Apr 11, 2024
Department:  R&D & Marketing
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  Mktg, Market Access, Bus. Excellence & Med. Affair
Contract Type:  Permanent

Nice (France) or Parma (Italy), FR

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to have been awarded with B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 



Who we are looking for

What is NHCO

NHCO Nutrition® is a French brand company specialized in food supplements, driven by a responsible approach to design, quality, and personalized advice. Pioneering nutritional research through Aminoscience®, the science of amino acids, NHCO Nutrition® provides complete and innovative formulas for specific nutritional needs.


Since 2018, NHCO Nutrition® has been a part of the Chiesi Group, an international pharmaceutical company specializing in therapeutic areas such as respiratory health, neonatology, transplantation, and rare diseases. Established in 1935, Chiesi Group has evolved over the decades to become a major player in the global pharmaceutical industry. Distinguished by its strong commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, Chiesi Group integrates sustainable practices from research to production to minimize its environmental impact. With its B-Corp certification, Chiesi demonstrates a commitment to an ecofriendly planet and society.  


To ensure the development, monitoring, and international deployment of its products, NHCO Nutrition®, a leading player in the food supplement, is looking for an R&D Project Manager.


If you are passionate about food supplements, have an expertise in micronutrition and pharmaceuticals, and if you want to contribute to innovation within an international group, we invite you to apply for the offer below.

Main Responsibilities

As part of the Product Design and Lifecycle Management (LCM) team, you will work under the supervision of the LCM Manager and be responsible for the following missions:
1) Management of products of the Aminoscience Health Range Portfolio
•    Design and manage product lifecycle (launch, reformulation, industrial transfer, repositioning) of the aminoscience health range, in alignment with strategic objectives.
•    Carry out bibliographic research, select raw materials, develop and validate formulas.
•    Coordinate industrial development stages with internal and external stakeholders, while keeping costs and deadlines under control.
•    Collaborate with marketing, quality, regulatory, supply chain, and sales teams to deliver relevant products and content that correspond to the needs of our international customers and consumers
•    Consider the international dimension in product development (regulatory restrictions, consumer profiles, etc.).
2) Market Expertise - R&D Innovation
•    Competitive intelligence activities with a specific focus on new/innovative ingredients
•    Identify market opportunities and threats.
•    Develop action plans in collaboration with LCM.
3) Additional mission: Pharmaceutical Expertise (if pharmacy education profile)
•    Understand constraints related to the pharmacy sector and major treatments delivered.
•    Provide necessary support to those responsible for nutrivigilance (master interactions or contraindications, search for adverse effects, etc.).

Experience Required

  • Experience in food supplement (>4 years)
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful experience in a similar job as an R&D Project Manager / Technical Product Manager in food supplements and/or pharmaceuticals
  • Preferably, understanding how pharmacies work and the expectations of pharmacist. Experience in pharmacy is an asset.
  • Experience in international company
  • If pharmacy education profile, experience in pharmacies (Knowledge and analysis of pharmacy markets and major players (in France and Europe) 


BAC+5 from an Engineering School in Food-industry and/or Nutrition OR/AND BAC + 6 in Pharmacy


Fluent English (both spoken and written); any additional language (French, Spanish, Italian or Dutch) would be appreciated

Technical Skills

⦁    Knowledge in physiopathology, phytotherapy, and the European food supplements market
⦁    Knowledge of the human body, micronutrition, product development, galenics
⦁    Knowledge and analysis of pharmacy markets and major players (in France and Europe)
⦁    Organization, project management, rigor, autonomy, adaptability.
⦁    Facility with computer tools such as the Microsoft Office suite, Zotero, SAP, Canva, or PLM usage

Soft Skills

  • Curiosity
  • Team player
  • Organization/rigor



•    The person has to be located in Nice (06)
•    Availabilty to travel  

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being. 
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.

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