Are you hungry to innovate? To do things differently? To work with a company that’s real, thoughtful and very forward-thinking?

Meet Riverside. We are an organic, “better for you” snack company, manufacturing award-winning, nutritious, allergen-free snacks. Your kids know us as MadeGood, tasty school-safe snacks. Your workout buddies grab GoodTo Go Keto certified bars. And your pup begs for a Cookie Pal treat, our human-grade, vegan dog treats.

At Riverside, we make delicious snacks that are good in every way. From our ingredients to our manufacturing practices, we’ve raised every bar on every aspect. We’re friendly and focused on creating foods that are good for you and good to the planet as well. Riverside Natural Foods is B-Corp certified, Triple-Bottom Line, Zero Waste, and Canadian owned and operated.

Come work with a new Canadian leader! We value teamwork, humility, respect, ownership, adaptability, passion and fun. Our amazing culture is reflected in our recent employee engagement score of 92%!

You can learn more about us at www.madegoodfoods.com.

We continue to grow and today are looking for a committed, talented, star to join our team as our Project Manager- Innovation.

Position Summary/Objective:

The Project Manager is responsible to develop, coordinate, communicate, and report and all activities related to the commercialization and launch of new products.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit and protect Riverside’s Core Values
  • Manage the project deliverables for all innovation projects through the stage-gate process by coordinating cross functional activities required to commercialize new products. Cross functional departments include R&D, supply chain, manufacturing, marketing, graphics design, packaging design, regulatory and finance
  • Develop project schedules. Document project scope, key assumptions, and project requirements
  • Lead cross-function team meetings and ad-hoc communication to ensure all team members are on schedule.
  • Identify, communicate, and manage project risk areas.
  • Be the trainer and subject matter expert on the Stage-Gate process. Improve the efficiency and deliverables of the process.
  • Analyze sales data from innovation projects and provide actions to address issues
  • Assist the Innovation Manager on assessing new areas of opportunity through competitive analysis, trend monitoring, and market research.
  • Develop product or package prototypes for innovation ideas for feasibility assessment.

Reporting Relationships

The position reports directly to the Innovation Manager.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in Food Science, Engineering, or Business
  • Project Management training or certificate is desirable
  • Proven experience with Stage-Gate process in a CPG company, food experience preferred
  • Very strong communication, collaboration, and influencing skills
  • Proficient with standard office computer technology including Microsoft Office products, Smartsheets (desirable), e-mail, and the internet
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize workload
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Desire for career growth and personal skill development

What We Offer:

  • MadeGood and GoodTo Go products at employee prices
  • Health, Dental, and Vision benefits and Long-Term Disability insurance with all premiums paid by the company
  • RSP matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Values-based leadership
  • Fun activities such as Family Day at Canada’s Wonderland, Canada Day Celebration, Escape Room and more!

How to Apply:

If you have the commitment to excellence, the energy, the attitude and experience we need in addition to being a core values fit, then please submit your resume to careers(AT)riversidenaturals with the subject line Project Manager- Innovations or click the apply button!

Riverside Natural Foods is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you have a disability and require accommodation in the interview process, please let us know when you apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to volume, please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.