Ripple Foods

At Ripple, we believe that the recipe for healthy living is actually really easy.

Maybe you're trying to eat a few more vegetables, or simply adding more colorful foods to your plate. Maybe you're trying to eat a little less meat, or more whole grains. Whatever the choice and no matter how small, the great thing about those little choices is that they all add up. Changing the way you eat tends to have a ripple effect (get it?!) on how you live. Before you know it, you're feeling stronger, healthier and more energetic. Life is good.

We also believe food is one of life's great pleasures. Going dairy-free or trying to eat healthfully shouldn't be a sacrifice. We're taking a stand against dairy alternatives that are thin, chalky, or anything less than delicious. When you choose dairy-free, you shouldn't have to give up great taste. That's why we've made Ripple dairy-free, as it should be: a great source of protein, with half the sugar of dairy milk, and most importantly, rich, creamy, & delicious.

Ripple Foods Berkeley, CA, USA
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
Ripple is looking for a Director - Product Development & Commercialization to help further strengthen our Product Commercialization Team. Reporting to our Product Commercialization lead, this person will have an integral role in managing a team of Product Developers, as well as leading cross-functional project teams in both innovation & optimization projects, to grow our portfolio of products. We are looking for a candidate with a solid food science foundation, a project management skillset, and proven leadership skills. AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY A successful candidate will be an integral member of the product commercialization team, Specific tasks include: Manage a team of 5+ product developers, in addition to outside consultants. Help team optimize formulations and process, as well as troubleshoot when the need arises. Develops deep partnerships with functions across Ripple and works with other leads to ensure staffing and prioritization of resources Embraces our stage-gate process, recommends areas to optimize further, and helps socialize and train others across the organization. Drives work streams & decision making with a “general manager” mindset. Communicates cross-functional project updates across the organization and to upper management Helps develop multi-year product roadmap with support from other business leads Supports leadership in developing and executing against our long-term strategic plans Plays the role of janitor, receptionist, IT-person, printer-jam-clearer, and general pitcher-inner alongside everyone else at Ripple QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have 10-12+ years of combined experience in food product development & commercialization and in project management. This candidate should have a proven track record in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. Experience working on plant-based foods, beverages, and/or CPG brand(s) preferred. The candidate will also have great scientific and personal skills, including: Bachelors or Masters degree in food science, food technology, or a related field Proven ability to translate and integrate business goals & consumer insights to projects plans and programs Ability to lead and inspire teammates across both the technical and business sides of the organization Strong communication and presentation skills Highly organized and self-starting work style Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects/tasks at any given time Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time Bonus points if you have (or have experience with): MBA Degree Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate Project management software systems knowledge Finally, you need to be able to roll up your sleeves and do whatever needs to be done, because, despite our early successes, this is still a start-up!