Director of Innovation

  • Full-time

Company Description

Who Are We Looking For...

The Marketing Director of Innovation is responsible for leading the team that is building the vision, executing and commercializing all projects related to Renovations, PPA, Close-in Innovations, Breakthrough Innovations and Sustainability for Perfect Snacks. The product experience of a Perfect Bar is the #1 driver of Equity for the brand and the Marketing Director will be responsible for designing the growth strategies to fulfill our fast-growing ambitions for years to come. In this role, the Marketing Director will be in the beating heart of the organization, leading a team, collaborating with R&D Teams, Consumer Insights Team, Operation, Finance and Sales to bring ideas to reality.

Who Is Perfect Snacks...

Based in sunny San Diego, Perfect Snacks is the company behind The Original Refrigerated Protein Bar. Offering a line of products that boast whole food ingredients and clean food credentials, Perfect Snacks is sold online and in more than 35,000 retailers nationwide. Now more than a decade since its inception, the brand has experienced rapid growth in the last few years, as consumers flock to the fridge for fresher options. Our success is attributed to the people behind the brand, who share in our family's mission: 'To nourish worldkind with a hug, good vibes and a delicious dose of fresh whole food nutrition. To us, that’s the recipe to make life a little more, well, perfect.'

Job Description

Essential Duties:

  • Deliver Net Revenue and Growth Margin targets per Annual Contract.
  • Lead the product strategy and vision into 3+ year and annual strategy planning process.
  • Develop a robust rolling 3+ year innovation calendar and pipeline, well balanced between PPA/renovation, Innovations (close-in and breakthrough)
  • Partner with MDLZ on R&D shared model development and rollout
  • Execute all PPA, Innovation, Renovation projects with excellence.
  • Oversight of packaging design for all Innovations
  • Lead Sustainability strategy for Perfect Snacks, create vision and lead cross-functional team around it.
  • Support annual budget planning process and oversight to monthly variance reporting.  
  • Collaborate with sales team on annual plans around Innovations/PPA.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and organization-wide to drive innovation initiatives, with both internal and external teams.
  • Collaborate with our co-founder on new product development.
  • Manage team and direct reports with energy and enthusiasm, coaching talent to develop and grow competencies and capabilities and seek out learning and development opportunities
  • Create a culture of inclusivity where diversity of thought and contributions from all facets of the organization are embraced.


Skills / Qualification / Education:

  • 10+ years of experience working with progressive CPG and/or emerging, entrepreneurial brands  
  • Highly collaborative and able to navigate cross-functional relationships
  • Ability to lead and develop team, using strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong strategic skills, able to build compelling Innovation Strategy rooted into brand’s positioning and brand’s purpose.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience and/or passion for natural products industry
  • This role will require 10% of travel

Additional Information

Compensation: $150k - $170k / Year DOE 
Bonus / Benefits / Vacation / 401k Eligible

Must live in the US to be considered 

San Diego candidate preferred 


Got what it takes to join the Perfect Snacks family? We want to hear from you!

We will only consider candidates who provide a resume and answer the below questions:

1.    Why do you want to join the Perfect Snacks family/brand?
2.    What excites you about this role?
3.    Where are you located?