The Assistant Innovation Manager, Renovation & Packaging will serve as the project manager for all renovation and packaging projects across The Vita Coco Company’s portfolio of brands. At the center of a highly cross-functional team, this person is a natural communicator, extremely attentive to detail and is a proactive problem-solver.

Main Responsibilities:

Renovation responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead project management for liquid and packaging renovation projects
  • Build, own and execute timelines for renovation projects
  • Manage cross-functional team members to ensure various deliverables are met and on-time for each live project – including artwork, liquid and value chains
  • Support the Commercial Brand Manager in transition planning

Packaging responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead artwork implementation process from submission through to proof approvals for primary and secondary packaging
  • Serve as the intermediary between Marketing, Supply Chain and manufacturing partners for all innovation and renovation packaging needs
  • Manage vendors directly in the implementation and approval processes surrounding artwork, pulling in Marketing Project Managers and Designers as needed
  • Support technical needs across packaging projects, facilitating communication between manufacturing partners and Technical/Quality teams
  • Create and implement standards for different packaging types, working closely with Technical, Quality and Marketing teams
  • Create and manage a library of packaging dielines, working closely with the Technical/Quality and Design teams
  • Support project management with regular packaging-related contributions to project timelines, brainstorm sessions and other cross-functional touch-points
  • Manage their own deadlines across multiple live projects

Qualifications:

  • Has an understanding of design principles, layout and best practices across packaging (primary and secondary) and a desire to continually strengthen that understanding
  • Has the ability to prioritize, manage multiple deadlines, multitask, and proactively seek solutions and solve problems
  • Is a clear communicator and has the ability to work cross-functionally
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the highest standards
  • A collaborative team player with an interest in learning from and listening to others
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, hardworking with a positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Has a general know-how on printing processes and handling different packaging materials
  • Has experience with corrugated carton packaging printing processes (ex: digital, litho, flexo) and has aluminum can print knowledge
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

We currently have a 2 day per week in office requirement, to work from our office successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination, unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

The Vita Coco Company is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status, gender identity or expression), physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.