New Product Development Manager

Job Descriptions:

Who are we?

KIND is changing the way the world thinks about snacking. No longer do you have to choose between healthy AND tasty, wholesome AND convenient. At KIND, we know you can have both. In the office we also apply the AND philosophy. We seek to think boundlessly, work purposefully AND live passionately.

We are an energetic, inspired, and entrepreneurial team. We strive to operate with the highest integrity. Our company values are to be Hungry AND Kind.

What you’ll do

Project Management

  • Develop and manage project timelines for new product & new packaging projects, anticipating project risks and roadblocks, and defining critical paths in collaboration with the food scientist, product developer and cross functional team.
  • 80% of this role will focus on project management for the NPD department
  • Follow KIND’s development process from concept to launch. Develop and manage project budgets and apply project management best practices for resource management. Prioritize workload based on portfolio management tools.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Business Development:

  • Competitive landscape research for new products (store visits & online)
  • Consumer research (observation, interview, interpretation)
  • Monitor international trends and pull insights into product lines.
  • Supplier screening.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Manufacturing:

  • Responsible for creation of finished product specifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

Your Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in managing projects
  • Ability to build strong trusted working relationships and rapport at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty, manage conflict and drive resolution.
  • Strong organization skills & attention to detail.

Education and Experience

  • Strong project management experience & proven track record; change management projects experience a plus.
  • Able to travel up to 20% – 35% of the time.
  • Bachelor Degree required.
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification a plus.
  • At least 5 years of experience in project management, experience with Stage gate methodology a plus.

What KIND offers

  • Competitive compensation, including equity in KIND!
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Excellent health, dental and vision insurance, with options to fit you and your family’s needs
  • Monthly shipment of your favorite KIND bars to share with your friends and loved ones. After all, we’re all brand ambassadors!
  • Summer hours, chair massages, social office gatherings, and other KIND and fun ways to reward and engage our team!
  • Tuition reimbursement – because we’re committed to your development!
  • A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment

Keyword: Project Management, Innovation, Optimization

From: KIND


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