Medifast, Inc.

  • Corporate Dietitian

    Job Location US-MD-Baltimore
    Job ID
    2018-3034
    Job Category
    Nutrition/Dietetics
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Senior Corporate Dietitian is a nutrition and wellness subject matter expert who advises and helps develop and review OPTAVIA weight loss and wellness programs and products, and supports brand integrity by leading training of internal and external customers. The Senior Corporate Dietitian creates and manages a nutrition and product knowledge base for consistency of brand message across Medifast/OPTAVIA, increasing the lifetime value of our coaches and clients.  This position also represents the department and leads key initiatives to identify coach and client needs to create nutrition program materials to improve coach and client confidence and success and promote healthy habit development.  The other primary duty for this position includes outreach to improve brand recognition by representing Medifast/OPTAVIA at professional exhibits, conferences, events, and OPTAVIA Convention.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the design and advise on nutritional aspects of new products and programs; provide educational materials and collateral to promote the safe and effective use of the products/programs.
    • Manage internally- and externally-facing nutrition knowledge databases and websites to ensure accuracy and consistency of messaging, across both domestic and international markets. 
    • Manage, identify and create and/or revise targeted nutrition program guides to meet business needs and support the success of both coaches and clients. Lead revision and implementation process for the department by working with stakeholders in other departments, including marketing, legal, Scientific and Clinical Affairs and IT, to revise, train and implement client and coach facing materials for accuracy, up-to-date and consistent messaging. 
    • Create, manage and deliver training modules on programs, products and nutrition protocol that are relevant to the OPTAVIA model and promote coach and client competence and confidence. Training will target both domestic and international markets.
    • Represent Medifast/OPTAVIA at exhibits, trainings, professional events and conventions, as well as through various media channels (e.g., social networks, broadcast and print media, etc), consistently conveying, evidenced-based messaging to support clients and coaches. Identify key conferences to attend and opportunities to support the vision and mission of the company.
    • Manage process for supporting high profile clients, (i.e. celebrities, bloggers) with marketing to ensure demonstrated success on the program.
    • Take lead on proactively mentoring new Nutrition and Wellness team members and assisting with training Nutrition Support team members.
    • Manage recipe projects by developing and analyzing program appropriate recipes. 
    • Directly support clients and coaches by responding to Nutrition Support phone calls and emails during high volume times.

    Qualifications

    • BS degree in nutrition, health sciences or related field, MS preferred
    • 5-7 years’ experience in a nutrition, health sciences or related field.
    • Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and/or Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist.
    • Prefer culinary experience and interest.
    • Mandarin or Cantonese language a plus. 
    • Strong inter-personal and communication skills; experienced presenter and writer. 
    • Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office and internet.
    • Ability to travel up to 25%.

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