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Product Development Manager

The Role

We strive for the best possible customer experience at Almond Cow. It flows through everything we do, especially our products.

Product development is a key part of our growth feedback loop at Almond Cow.

From ideation to commercialization, you’ll help us bring inventive, desireable and functional products into our customers lives.

If you thrive in startup environment with plenty of opportunity for growth, personally and professionally, and love challenges, constant learning, questions and solving problems, then let’s talk.

This is your chance to get in at the ground level of our product development team.

What you’ll do

You’ll be involved in, and manage, every step of the development process. From inital idea to sourcing to production to go-to-market. Plus everything in between.

Overseeing the process from idea to end user, is an all encompassing and important piece of what we do at Almond Cow.

It involves daily and long range product planning, account management, quality control and execution of the following:

- Gather and review market research data for useful insights into potential products.

- Create and manage systems for planning and managing the development process.

- Work with our engineering / production teams to ensure consistency and accuracy of product and packaging design quality.

- Source and integrate product / supplier specs and info into the supply chain for procurement and logistical efficiency / effectiveness.

- Design and deliver recommendations for new products and/or features.

- Manage product / packaging artwork and files.

- Maintain clear, open and timely communication with external suppliers / vendors and internal team members.

What you’ll need

Bringing new products to market is a simultaneously analytical and creative process. Not to mention, challenging.

You’ll need to be creative, resourceful and thoughtful in your strategy and approach. Efficient, effective and diligent in your execution. Resilient when Murphy’s Law shows up.

The world of ecommerce is ever changing and evolving. You will need a deep understanding of consumers wants and needs. Conducting thorough analyses and market research that will direct product development.

You’ll also need a strong sense of curiousity, aspiration, integrity and higher than average expectations for quality and doing things right.

Qualifications

A passion for plant-based milk and Almond Cow’s mission.

Familiarity and/or experience with Figma. Proficient in Adobe AI.

2+ years of professional experience in product development.

A strong understanding and experience with sourcing and procurement processes.

Knowledge and experience with Google Sheets, Trello, and/or other project management software.

Initiative, a bias toward execution and the ability to see projects through from beginning to end

Embrace new opportunities for learning. Constantly work to be better than the day before. Craves challenge and sees it as the key to personal growth.

Works well with ambiguity and uncertainty. Understands how to prioritize tasks to focus on high impact areas.

Strong organizational, project management, and communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).

Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Highly detail oriented.

Knowledge of design fundamentals such as layouts, typography, color theory, print, packaging.