Product Manager (Beverage)

LifeFuels - Reston, VA (30+ days ago)

Every great idea begins with a problem. Ours began with a struggle to get what our bodies wanted, when we wanted it. That’s why we banded together to create LifeFuels, to give our bodies what they need via great-tasting, personalized functional beverages, without compromising our lifestyles. The journey hasn’t been easy (electronics and water aren’t the best of friends), but through vigorously detailed engineering and meticulous attention to design, we’ve built a product we truly love. We’re thrilled for you to join us on this adventure, and to welcome you to the LifeFuels family.

We are looking for a Product Manager (Integration) with experience bringing new beverages to market to join the LifeFuels Team. This person will collaborate across departments to ensure a successful product launch, continuous innovation and the management of our portfolio of concentrated beverages. The position is full-time (40 hours plus per week).

Specific areas of responsibility include:
Collaboration across departments to bring new functional and flavored beverages to market
Implementation of key processes including manufacturing, filling, labeling & distribution
Management of supply chain & procurement of ingredients
Building and maintaining relationships with vendors and partners
Ensure regulatory compliance of FuelPods in relation to claims, formulation, labeling, etc.
Budgeting, forecasting & inventory management
Contribute to innovation by actively interpreting data and reporting on trends related to our markets, consumers, products, category and competitors

We are looking for candidates with 5-10 years of relevant work experience in the beverage industry. Applicants with additional experience in technology or health & fitness, especially at early-stage companies are preferred. But above all we are looking for committed team players who thrive in collaborative and challenging environments.

Specific skills/experience include:
Demonstrated ability to work in a cross functional team environment
Exceptional project management skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent communication skills
Strong analytic and data reporting abilities

Strongest candidates are those who have:
Prior experience bringing new products to market
Extensive beverage experience (Functional beverages a double bonus)
A passion for health & fitness, connected devices, better-for-you beverages
History of success and portfolio to share

Beyond being a great place to work (open plan office, collaborative and fun environment, outdoor workspace for the Spring and Summer), LifeFuels also offers competitive benefits!

Subsidized memberships to LifeTime Athletic, which has locations around the DC area (including one 5 minutes from the office)
Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)
Three weeks (15 days) of personal leave, plus 10 federal holidays per year