Know where Brazil is on the map? Good. Know what a coconut looks likes? Even better. Are you a hard worker with a go-getter personality? YOU’RE HIRED. Well not quite.

Vita Coco, the pioneer in coconut water and the #1 selling coconut water in the US, is a passionate, fun-loving, Brazilian brand in one of beverage’s fastest growing and most profitable segments. Beyond its impressive hydration and functional benefits, Vita Coco has built a real following in popular culture with celebrities, professional athletes, top-selling musicians, and many more. This is where you say SIGN ME UP. But we say, slow down cowboy, read the rest.

In a Nutshell, we’re looking for…

An Operations Engineer who will be responsible for providing operations support to strategic co-manufacturing partners and who will collaborate closely to implement innovative and continuous improvement initiatives. This role, based out of Singapore, will entail about 50% travel, primarily within the Asia Pacific region.

Essential Functions:

  • Project Management:
    • Lead projects involving new plant installations and continuous improvement
    • Manage overall project timelines to ensure on-time delivery of projects
    • Work closely with co-manufacturing partners to provide technical support during the entire project phase
  • Operations Support:
    • Provide Technical Support to ensure Quality, Productivity & Costs are optimized
    • Assist in plant troubleshooting and in the resolution of manufacturing related issues
    • Work closely with co-manufacturing partners and Corporate HQ in executing new package launches and commercialisation of new products
    • Conduct audits of all co-manufacturing facilities to evaluate the manufacturing process and coordinate required follow-up actions
    • Work closely with co-manufacturing partners and QA Team to investigate and resolve product quality issues
    • Identification of cost savings opportunities in our co-manufacturing partners, define action plans to execute the actions needed so these are captured.
  • Innovation and Improvement:
    • Lead and execute trials with co-manufacturing partners in new process development
    • Work together with co-manufacturing partners on product improvements and new product formulations
    • Perform technical feasibility and manufacturing audits for potential new manufacturing partners and material suppliers

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 4 years experience in the food manufacturing industry, preferably in beverages
  • Familiar with factory manufacturing processes and constraints related to low acid food & aseptic beverage production
  • Technical and operation experience on Tetra Pak aseptic fillers.
  • Exposed to food quality requirements such as HACCP, GMP, and ISO Systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Willingness to travel around the region (50%).

Vita Coco® is the brand that started America’s craze for fresh coconut water. Informed consumers, pro-athletes and nutritionists as well as in-the-know celebrities and influencers have all become loyal fans of coconut water, swearing by the Vita Coco brand for its delicious flavor, hydrating properties and replenishment benefits. Award-winning Vita Coco, which counts Madonna, Demi Moore and Matthew McConaughey amongst its investors, is one of the most sought-after products in the beverage aisle.

In the U.S. Vita Coco is sold at over 75,000 retailers including Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Target, GNC, Kroger, Publix, Ralph’s, Stop & Shop/Giant, Costco, select Wal-Mart stores and many chain and independent groceries and retailers. It is also sold in dozens of U.S. airports and university campuses, as well as online at Amazon.com.

Vita Coco was founded in 2004 and is based in New York City, with operations in Europe and Asia. Visit vitacoco.com for more details.