We are seeking a Product Manager to develop and manage the beverages we offer. This role will oversee the entire flavor development process including, but not limited to, sourcing new flavors, scouting flavor trends, R&D for new and existing flavors, recruiting beverage partners, and coordinating with manufacturers. The ideal candidate is passionate about creating healthy and innovative flavor solutions for our customers, and also able to run projects efficiently and think strategically.
- Stay aware of the newest trends in flavors, ingredients, and other movement in the beverage / nutrition world.
- Plan, project-manage, and execute new flavor releases that are on-brand and on-trend.
- Identify and implement partnerships with branded beverage companies and flavor/ingredient producers.
- Continuously improve the flavor experience of our portfolio while optimizing for cost efficiencies.
- Manage testing of samples for safety and quality concerns.
Research functional ingredients for potential incorporation in our beverage options.The successful candidate will possess the following attributes, experiences and capabilities:
- Beverage industry knowledge and experience, particularly in developing and testing new flavors and/or ingredients.
- Very strong work ethic and communication skills.
- Ability to plan ahead and be process-oriented.
- Ability to coordinate cross-functionally but also work independently when needed.
- Eager for continuous customer feedback.