WE'RE HERE TO BRING DELIGHT TO THE WORLD OF NUTRITION

OLLY is a fast-growing company working to bring simplicity and delight to the world of nutrition. Yes, stuff like vitamins and probiotics. We see only upside in the opportunity to transform the category experience. Not only that, we believe you can't have happy without healthy. And isn't true happiness where it's at? So we've made it our personal mission to help people make healthy choices by making it easier than ever for them to get better nutrition into their daily lives. We're super passionate about the work that we do and we're on the hunt for a fellow self-starter to join our ambitious bunch.

We hope you'll indulge us as we toot our own horn a little. We currently have over 40 products sold nationwide at retailers including Target, CVS, Safeway, Whole Foods, Walmart and many more. We got off to a fast start and have already been recognized as a successful, transformational brand in both the supplement and nutrition categories. As you can imagine we need more rock stars to help us continue the pace as we have high hopes for our future.

OK, one last tidbit or two - in 2019 we joined our friends over at Unilever to help us grow OLLY into a global brand. We are also a B-Corp, so doing social good is built into our DNA and we're headquartered in the heart of San Francisco with a culture that reflects the friendly, optimistic and health-minded values of the brand. Our goal is to build a uniquely special company and brand that will make us all proud! 

BUT ENOUGH ABOUT US LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU

You are welcome at OLLY for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what healthy means to you. Our products are for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and shine. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It's in our differences that we will find our inspiration to help people be happy from the inside out.

THE ROLE: GLOBAL INNOVATION MANAGER

This innovation role is focused on finding new opportunity areas and launching products to drive business growth globally. This role is for someone who is driven, resilient and experienced in complex global project management. This person will work cross-functionally within OLLY and with our global partners to deliver best-in-class breakthrough innovation. Reporting to the Global Development Director, the Global Innovation Manager will serve as a key member of a lean and agile global team. This role will have the support of the Commercial Manager. Creating and delivering breakthrough global innovation on time in full and supporting the global innovation strategy in partnership with local markets will be a core focus. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Craft and support OLLY’s innovation pillars and white space opportunities for global markets in Asia, Canada, EU, and future LATAM
  • Lead OLLY innovation in international markets – lead stage gate process to vet viability and financial feasibility of projects
  • Develop short and long-term innovation roadmaps-define global portfolio harmonizing as needed for all new markets
  • Lead global innovation projects from insights, to concept to launch, across a global supplier network, partnering with R&D, Regulatory, QA, SC, Legal, Finance, etc. to deliver on time in full
  • Optimize and maintain the global portfolio across markets - monitor product performance against sales targets and KPIs
  • Conduct research, working with Insights team and external agencies, to validate concepts throughout the innovation journey
  • Interpret and be comfortable with analyzing data, primary and secondary research, trends, social media data, eCommerce data, and interpreting desk research to drive key insights 

THE CANDIDATE

You are naturally curious and seek to understand the unmet needs of consumers and white space opportunities of the market. You are adept at building strong relationships at all levels of an organization and delivering best-in-class results. You have a meticulous eye for detail and you love when things flow. When they don't, you're the first to notice and you figure out just how to get things back on track. You are proactive, highly organized, self-driven and expect the best from yourself - you genuinely see the cup half full, even under pressure. You're looking for a job where no two days are the same and you want to grow with a company. You like to solve problems and you want to work as an integral part of a team that makes great things happen.

CAPABILITIES + SKILLS REQUIRED

  • 7-8 years of innovation management experience, ideally within VMS or other consumer packaged goods categories 
  • Self-driven marketer with a passion for growth and talent for bringing brands to life, through innovation
  • Proven track record of developing new products from concept to commercialization, experience with international markets preferred
  • Experience leading cross functional innovation projects, and alignment to market and the global strategy
  • Ability to mine cultural, socioeconomic and global category trends for inspiration and translate into meaningful insights to drive global innovation
  • Superior skills in project timeline and innovation funnel management, and business case/P&L fluency
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, high sense of project ownership courage and proactivity; relentlessly industrious and resourceful 
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, be comfortable working with senior stakeholders and able to manage ambiguity and change 
  • Experience working as part of virtual teams across geographical, cultural and time differences; ability to build networks both in person and remotely is a must
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required; Numerator Insights, IRI preferred
  • Ability to manage work schedule within international time zones
  • Excellent people leadership skills with the ability to inspire, mentor, coach and develop talent
  • Cross cultural fluency a must and foreign language fluency a plus

THE DETAILS

LOCATION: Remote - Preference for San Francisco based - priority will be given to local candidates; relocation expenses not provided 

HOURS: full time, exempt (salary)

MANAGER: Global Development Director

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. For all OLLY positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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