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Project Manager - R&D and Innovation

About Nuun HydrationAt Nuun (pronounced noon) we have a simple and clear mission: Empower everyone to muuv more! Our pure hydration products (drink tablets and powders) are optimized for a life in motion and are formulated with the highest standard in mind from the utmost quality ingredients. Our companys culture and mission have been recognized by Outside Magazine, who have named Nuun to its Best Places to Work list every year since 2017. Do you want to join the muuvment? To learn more, visit or follow us at @nuunhydration and #nuunlife.

SummaryThe Project Manager R&D and Innovation oversees the stage gate process from concept to delivery, coordinating the various internal (business units/departments, leadership, brand, etc.) and external (agencies, manufacturers, sourcing partners, service providers, etc.) contributors. Projects may include any new product or material change to an existing commercial product, not to include displays and marketing collateral. Our ideal candidate is someone with Project Management experience focused on Product Innovation but we welcome candidates with project management experience in any field to apply.

ResponsibilitiesInnovation Project Administration and Management

  • Create and manage cross-functional milestones for innovation and R&D projects

  • Transfer external timeline to internal deliverables / milestones

  • Responsible for updating and creating timelines and deliverables using softwares such as: Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, and/or GANTT chart utilization

  • Communicate all major milestones and deliverables to cross-functional team members and other departments

  • Owns Stage Gate Process adopted for innovation and renovation projects.

  • Monitor new Innovation and Research projects, including creating task(s), timelines and deliverables

  • Communicate project status and milestones to key stakeholders and ensure teams are accountable to complete tasks at hand

  • Sets agenda, and leads weekly Innovation team meeting

Commercialization Project Administration and Management

  • Manages various commercialization projects of new items and SKUs

  • Communicate all major milestones and deliverables to cross-functional team members and other departments

  • Leads and manages cross-functional / inter departmental projects on new products, SKUs, and items.

  • Sets agenda, and leads weekly Cross-functional team meeting

Other General Responsibilities

  • Manages and create agenda for weekly meeting with co-manufactures and development partners

  • Assist(s) R&D and Quality in research project management

  • Assist(s) International Project Management for new products and innovations.

  • Identify and implement process improvements

  • Utilize software(s) and technological features to publish and organize internal documents

  • Works closely with R&D, Quality Systems and Supply Chain to manage and create document system policies and approval


  • Bachelors Degree Required from accredited four-year university

  • 5 years+ experience in project management

  • Project management in an agency setting is strongly preferred

  • Technologically proficient

  • Strong detail orientation

  • Successful in navigating change, solving problems, and consulting with cross-functional team members

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified. Candidates meeting some but not all of these qualifications are urged to apply. We are looking for excellence and recognize that it can come to us in many different combinations of skills, experience and abilities.

    Nuun & Company Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace where an increasingly diverse group of employees can thrive. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

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$46,000.00 - $60,000.00
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Seattle, WA, 98127, US