Flying Embers is a company that was founded in Ojai, California by a team of entrepreneurs, winemakers, musicians and surfers driven to create the best tasting, highest quality and most innovative organic alcohol drinks in the world. Flying Embers got its name when they banded together during the Thomas Fires to protect everything they had been working to build. The experience gave them the name and their drive towards a purpose beyond the brews. They established the Embers Foundation to support firefighters and first responders with 1% of all sales going directly towards Rewild, Respond and Recover efforts. We take intense pride in pushing the limits of innovation in our brewing and in building our biz. Today, Flying Embers is a national brand with strong local roots in Ventura, California.

Our team is currently looking for a Senior Innovation Manager to add to our Ventura, CA based commercial team. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong project manager with a passion for consumer trends to lead the insights, development and piloting of new products and brands to find the next big thing for naturally curious consumers.

This position requires the employee to work full-time onsite at our Ventura, CA headquarters.

To learn more visit FlyingEmbers.com or @FlyingEmbersBrew on Instagram.

Your Role

  • Manage the cross-functional commercialization process by working closely with Marketing, Sales, and Supply to bring new products to market
  • Drive compliance, procurement and logistics planning to support speed to market
  • Support ideation, insights, and testing to uncover and prioritize new concepts
  • Lead the commercial planning and launch logistics of innovation pilots
  • Develop pilot KPIs to support the selling-story and validation of new products
  • Collaborate with sales teams and work in-market to ensure quality execution
  • Travel requirement: 20-30%

Your Experience

  • Track-record of successfully leading product launches and experience
    with end-to-end beverage innovation across supply and commercial phases
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to be resourceful, work cross-functionally, and stay disciplined to managing a routine while responding quickly to changes
  • Strong project management and analytical skills to drive coordination and adherence to timelines and provide visibility on projects and priorities
  • Ability to run quantitative and qualitative consumer testing – including sensory panels
  • Energized by a faced-paced environment and enjoys constantly challenging and improving processes and analyzing data to define success

Benefits

Our benefits package is wellness focused and comprehensive. We offer a variety of benefits to meet everyone’s need:

  • Comprehensive health and wellness coverage that covers 99% of premium costs for employees
  • 401k
  • Flexible working environment
  • Flexible Spending Account/Commuter Benefits
  • Generous and flexible vacation policy
  • Pet Insurance for your furry kids
  • Free personal development therapy (EAP)

Perks

  • Free Flying Embers!!!
  • Company branded swag
  • Brand partnership discounts with other local purpose driven companies
  • Happy hours, team building, company-sponsored events and festivals
  • Casual/Creative Office Environment

Work Environment

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The lighting in the work environment may be dim. Candidate must be able to travel via car, train or airplane and attend events as needed.

Physical Requirements

Candidate must be able to perform physical activities which include but are not limited to lifting, bending over, kneeling, twisting, climbing on ladders, stooping, crouching, and routinely lifting up to 50 lbs. Candidates may be required to stand and or sit for various hours at a time. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must have the physical and mental strength and endurance to be able to perform duties, as well as the ability to handle stressors of the position.

Equal Opportunity:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.