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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Program Scientist in Princeton, New Jersey

At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. As a rapidly growing organization, we are always seeking passionate and creative individuals whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.

Role Summary:

The Program Scientist will lead category product development under the guidance of R&D Director. Conduct research and development on VMS products from concept to launch. Partner with other stake holders to grow the line of business and improve product quality. Manage and provide technical support to a few direct reports. Provide leadership in product innovation and the launch of new products.


  • Manages major, technically complex product development initiatives from white space conception, through development, evaluation, launch, post-launch evaluation and continuous improvement.

  • Coordinates intra-R&D department activities (Packaging, Process, Quality, etc.) Works proactively within a multi-disciplinary, high-performing team environment.

  • Partners with sales, marketing, legal, etc. in the development of new products and technologies to support the long term growth of the business.

  • Refines current products to improve operational efficiency and gross margin. Leads efforts in continuous improvement with the goal of reducing customer, consumer complaints and factory waste.

  • Works with purchasing to develop strategy to ensure security of supply for new vendors and alternate raw materials.

  • Provides leadership in solving research problems and implementing timely solutions. Provides guidance and coaching to junior staff. Drives team engagement.

  • Continually evaluates best practices and works to establish and implement new processes within the VMS R&D organization as applicable


  • BS in Food Science, Chemistry or related scientific discipline.

  • Highly seasoned technical professional with 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • 5+ years of supervisory or managerial experience preferred.

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

• Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.

• Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.

• Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.

• Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.