Keto and Co is seeking a New Product Manager to join our growing team and assist the Founder & CEO in building out our product line. The ideal candidate has experience in project / program management, product management, and bringing new products to market. Experience launching food products is a plus but not required. Attention to detail, organization, outstanding communication skills, creativity, and passion are a must. If you find joy in planning and orchestrating the efforts of many parties to create something new and are excited about working with a fast paced health and wellness startup, read on!

This is a full-time position in our office in Cambridge, MA with options to work remotely up to 2 days a week (Mondays and Fridays).

You will be the first full time member of the product department, reporting directly to the CEO. From sourcing new keto friendly ingredients through the eventual launch of more products each month than most companies manage in a year, you will be the manager of the innovation funnel - helping the team take new products from idea to concept to test to grocery stores nationwide.

What will you be doing?

  • Managing new products through the launch cycle and bringing them successfully to market
  • Coordinating efforts across the R&D, manufacturing, operations, sourcing, pricing, packaging, design, marketing, compliance, quality, and sales departments
  • Owning the innovation funnel: knowing what products we are working on and what needs to be done to move them forward
  • Owning the innovation process:knowing the steps every new product goes through and continually seeking out ways to be more efficient or effective
  • Managing the product launch calendar
  • Drawing and revising process diagrams
  • Creating checklists
  • Proofreading
  • Identifying constraints and possibilities and communicating them back to the relevant members of the team
  • Coordinating tastings and user testing of potential products and collecting and analyzing the data
  • Assisting the marketing department in gathering customer feedback and translating this into potential product enhancement

General Requirements

(If you don’t fit this to a T but know you’ve got the aptitude to learn fast, we encourage you to apply)

  • Background in project management, program management, and/or product management
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously
  • Strong administrative skills; well-organized, efficient, thoughtful
  • Solid computer skills are mandatory. Up-to-date experience with MS products (specifically Word and Excel), G-Suite, internet research
  • Workflow planning experience: Trello, Asana, etc.
  • Experience handling tasks of varying complexity
  • Proven experience to complete requests on time
  • Exceptional communication skills, both in writing and speaking
  • Exceptional follow-up skills
  • Experience managing cross functional teams.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Passion for food and ability to hit the ground running
  • An eye for great design is a plus
  • Illustrator / Photoshop experience is a plus
  • Experience with the keto diet is a plus, but if you can be enthusiastic about how keto helps our customers' lives, following keto yourself is in no way required

Who are we?

Keto and Co crafts delightfully-low carbohydrate foods for ketogenic dieters, diabetics, and anyone wanting to eat less sugar. We believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on taste and nutrition that’s why we’ve developed a line of delicious low carb, no sugar added, truly keto alternatives.

We have a growing line of products and brands that you’d be working on: Keto and Co baking mixes; Sated. Keto Meal Shakes; and Wondrose, the healthy alternative to sugar. Our customers primarily follow the keto diet for weight loss or chronic illness management, and life changing results are the norm. If you want to work for a startup with awesome coworkers, build great products that change people’s lives for the better, and have fun doing it, Keto and Co would be a great fit for you!