Innovation Sourcing Manager



Middlesex County, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Innovation Sourcing Manager will play an important role in supporting Spindrift’s innovation initiatives - primarily focused on identifying and on-boarding new, high-quality ingredients and suppliers to support new product development and business growth. The Innovation Sourcing Manager will report to the Associate Director of Sourcing. Our team is fast-paced, fun-loving, and fanatical about our delicious product; you’ll work with us to help grow our product offerings that highlight our key points of difference and premium approach to sparkling water.


  • Own and continuously optimize the new supplier and ingredients qualification process
  • Find new, exciting ingredients and suppliers that meet or exceed Spindrift’s high standards for taste and quality
  • Collaborate with our in-house sensory team on ingredient tastings, comparisons, and studies
  • Work closely with quality, manufacturing, and supply chain to onboard new suppliers and reach critical milestones / deadlines within the commercialization process
  • Support the Innovation Lab Manager / R&D lab by maintaining an inventory of high-quality, representative ingredients to support new product development work
  • Contribute as an active member of taste panel and new product development work
  • Support cost-optimization initiatives, including managing trials, organizing information, communicating timelines, etc.
  • Conduct supplier and farm visits
  • Assist with sustainability-related workstreams
  • Support ingredient traceability workstreams