The Vita Coco Company, created in 2004 by Co-CEO Michael Kirban and Ira Liran, produces the leading brand of coconut water in the United States with a growing presence around the world. The Vita Coco Company’s brands include the leading coconut water, Vita Coco; clean energy drink Runa; premium canned water, Ever & Ever; and protein-infused water, PWR LIFT.

In 2021, The Vita Coco Company became a publicly traded, Public Benefit Corporation. With a growing portfolio of natural products, The Vita Coco Company has identified its public benefit purpose as creating ethical, sustainable products that uplift communities and do right by our planet by harnessing and protecting nature’s resources.

In 2022, The Vita Coco Company was certified as a B Corporation™ furthering the Company’s commitment toward operating its business as a force for good, while delivering better-for-you products.

Vita Coco is headquartered in New York City with international offices in London and Singapore.

As a Vita Coco Chemist / Associate Chemist, you will be responsible for performing all tasks associated with the analytical lab operations, including chemical analysis, equipment calibration/maintenance, OOS investigation, method validation and other related tasks as assigned.

• Perform chemical analysis of raw materials, in-process samples, finished products, stability samples, and non-routine samples.
• Conduct sensory sessions and packaging integrity checks.
• Manage calibration, maintenance and qualification of laboratory equipment.
• Responsible for ISO 17025 accreditation processes.
• Responsible for procurement and monitoring of lab inventory, liaising with vendors for equipment troubleshooting and maintenance.
• Draft, review and maintain standard operating procedures for laboratory equipment and processes.
• Assist in method validation and verification.
• Adhere to laboratory safety protocols, maintain high housekeeping standards, and uphold Good Laboratory Practices.
• Assist in driving continuous improvement activities in the laboratory.
• Provide scientific assistance to our partners across the globe.

• Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Science or related discipline.
• Prior working experience in a laboratory or food and beverage industry would be an advantage.
• Experienced in operating laboratory equipment such as GC, HPLC, ICPOES, Karl Fisher, and Carbon Isotope Analyzer would be an advantage.
• Knowledge of ISO 17025 accreditation is an advantage.
• Proficiency in English is a must.