Director of Product Development
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Eclipse Foods

11-50 employees

Plant-based dairy products company
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • We're the next massive plant-based food company, revolutionizing the $500B dairy sector
  • We're on a mission to save our planet, our health, and animals by creating a solution to fix the food system
  • We're the people behind some of the best selling plant-based products in the world (JUST mayo, for example)
  • We launched the first-ever dairy-free shake available at a national chain (Smashburger) and have partnered with some of the best chefs in the world, including Michael Tusk of Quince (3 Michelin stars) and Corey Lee of Benu (3 Michelin stars)
  • We're people of integrity. We do what we say we will do, we treat others right, we care deeply about those around us, and we put our hearts into our work
  • We are constantly hustling to get things done that need to get done. We all roll up our sleeves and “do the dishes”. We embody the true spirit of a startup
  • Last, but not least, we are CREAMY. Our values are Communication, Respect, Ego-free, Attentive, Moral compass points north, and Yes we can attitude. If you embody all of these values, you'll fit right in
  • Lead and motivate R&D staff in the technical aspects of development and commercialization through the investigation, planning, pipeline execution, product and process improvements, troubleshooting projects and cost savings
  • Own product development process end-to-end, prioritizing and allocating work, building and tracking timelines, KPIs, and deadlines, and identifying resource gaps and constraints
  • Establish strategies and tactical plans for each product
  • Manage the PD / R&D team, providing direction, feedback, and mentorship, and ensuring accountability and a high-performance culture while fostering a culture of creativity in innovation
  • Validate new equipment, ingredients, products or processes through bench and pilot work
  • Scope new roles as needed, interview, and hire additional members to the PD / R&D teams, leveraging your network to source exceptional hires
  • Ensure efficient and effective transition of product development programs to high volume manufacturing
  • Partner closely with Operations to understand all product costs and levers to improve innovation COGS
  • Lead the identification and capture of intellectual property throughout the discovery, prototyping, and development process
  • Partner with Quality to maintain benchmarking practices for the testing of our new products and competitive products with action plans to address any quality gaps
  • Identify and scope new technologies to drive advancements in product costs, product quality, and margin improvements
  • Model, build and foster the culture, values, and mission of Eclipse