Day-to-day activities include, but are not limited to, analyzing and performing producting testing, reviewing and analyzing lab results received from company-owned or independent labs, monitoring product integrity, shelf life testing, providing reports on product quality to the senior management and domestic/global operations teams, assisting on product mock recalls and maintaining database on company’s lot performance.

This role will be remote and will shift to in-office at our NYC HQ once normal office activity resumes. The Quality Director will report to the Sr. Director of Global Quality and R&D.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage the quality efforts for Vita Coco Americas from supplier to market
  • Manage internal and external audits from Organic to Food Safety
  • Maintain relationships with operations team and suppliers
  • Support all new product launches as needed

Qualifications, Skills,

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology and/or Microbiology required MS preferred
  • Ideally, a minimum of 7 years of experience with quality management and/or R&D in food and beverage, with Aseptic tetra experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of project management and various project management tools
  • Statistical analysis skills preferred, using various Business Analytics tools such as PowerBI, Python, or similar
  • Available to work extended hours to meet critical deadlines.
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese is a plus
  • Available for domestic and international travel.

Personal Characteristics:

  • A team player by nature
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • A strong set of personal and business values
  • Communicates a message that is understandable and relevant, linking business issues, analytical results, and strategy
  • Understands the dynamics of an entrepreneurial high-growth business and effectively manage relationships
  • Action-oriented: A history of getting things done quickly and efficiently with limited resources
  • Possesses the energy level and results-orientation required to succeed in a smaller company environment; roll up your sleeves while keeping your eye on the bigger picture
  • Strong ethic and integrity