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Product Development Manager

COMPANY

Näak is a sports nutrition brand driven to push the boundaries of performance while preserving the planet. The company manufactures and distributes high-performance and eco-friendly energy bars and protein powders for endurance athletes. 

Thousands of professional and amateur athletes depend on Näak products to explore new playgrounds and redefine what is physically possible. 

MISSION

The Product Manager’s mission is to create unique sports nutrition products that combines performance and sustainability for our core customers: endurance athletes. The person must be a food fanatic who is as passionate about endurance sports as sports nutrition. 

  • Bring vision and inspire customers with unique products
  • Develop new products from concept to commercialization through a strong understanding of our customers, market and trends
  • Conduct appropriate testing, gather and analyze data, and develop recommendations based on findings
  • Include raw materials life cycle analysis to reduce our carbon footprint and maximise our social impact
  • Find innovative ways to create products more efficient and more eco-friendly than the ones already on the market and continuously improve our product lines in that direction
  • Ensure new products adhere to local & international food regulations and requirements
  • Manage the relationship with food suppliers and co-packers
  • Lead our packaging innovation
  • Ensure food safety and quality requirements are met
  • Help build a company that will revolutionize the food industry globally

SKILLS

  • Nutrition / Food Science
  • Project management
  • Market Research & Analytical skills
  • Product Development
  • Product Testing
  • Product Marketing
  • Out-of the box thinking / Creative / Visionary
  • Organized, plan in advance, and you are 
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of commitment
  • Leader who takes initiatives. Not afraid to suggest audacious ideas to the team

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Food Engineering / Science / Nutrition or equivalent knowledge
  • Strong Marketing / Entrepreneurship experience
  • Between 5 to 10 years of experience

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