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Product Development Manager - Food

Company: Public Goods
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Were Public Goods, a direct-to-consumer, e-commerce company with a simple belief: That safe, healthy, and sustainable products should be accessible to all. Our mission is to become the trusted one-stop shop for all sustainable household essentials. We want to deliver wellness and peace of mind in an industry that is often exclusive and top-down. Sustainability is a huge deal for us. Our environmental initiatives run deep and go beyond our successful tree-planting program. We donate to food banks, partner with leaders in the fight against deforestation and hunger, design products with smaller carbon footprints, and carbon offset 100% of orders. As the Product Development Manager - Food you will be accountable for leading the food category for Public Goods. This includes developing, launching, and bringing new products to market; developing strategic growth plans for the food product categories; and maintaining sustainability brand standards across product, packaging and positioning to support overall customer engagement. This is a highly cross-functional role where you will be working closely with key functions including operations, quality assurance, marketing, creative, sales and finance to bring products from ideation to market. This is a remote position. What Youll Do: Responsible for product development and go-to-market management for all food product categories including new product categories and existing category line extensions.Oversee the end-to-end cross-functional product development process ensuring alignment across all departing including operations, finance, quality assurance, marketing, creative, sales and finance.Utilizing internal and external data resources determine product assortment strategy plan and identify potential new categories, products and line extensions.Identify and onboard qualified co-manufacturing partners for new products and alternative sources of supply for existing products. Establish and maintain vendor relationships.Responsible for vendor negotiations including costing, terms and timelines.Create new go to market concept decks for each product - what, why, market overview, sourcing information, sustainability, pricing SRP analysis to gain senior leadership buy-in and cross-functional team alignment.Partner with sales, marketing and customer service to conduct market and consumer research for on-going product market fit and recommend changes to ensure brand alignment.Coordinate with marketing and creative partners on label development for new products and packaging updates. Who you are: 3-5 years of experience in the food productDevelopment and/or sourcing in the food industryExisting relationships with food co-manufacturersKnowledgeable about grocery supply chains, private label, and manufacturingGood pulse on the market, able to translate brand strategy and market trends into productAbility to manage multiple, complex projects at the same timeHyper organized, detail-oriented, and independentCollaborative and comfortable in a hectic team-oriented startup environmentStrong communicator and negotiatorExperience working with overseas suppliers a plusExperience with sustainable packaging and or ethical labor practices a plus What we offer: Competitive compensation package: salary + equity.100% covered Medical/Dental/Vision/telemedicine services for employeesPublic Goods lifetime membership and monthly credits to both Public Goods and a monthly stipend for books of your choice!

Keywords: Public Goods, Boulder , Product Development Manager - Food, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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