Natural Industry Jobs
Job Title: Innovation Brand Manager - Personal Care
Industry Sector: Natural/Organic Home Care, Natural/Organic Personal Care/HABA
Job Categories: Marketing

 Contact Information
Company Name: Frontier Coop/Aura Cacia Brand
  Address: 3021 78th Street
Norway, IA 52318
United States
  Company Phone: 319-227-7996
Web Site:

Job Description  
The Position: Innovation Brand Manager - Personal Care


Frontier Co-op is a member owned cooperative, responsible to people and planet. With an on-going commitment to integrity, social giving and community improvement matched by few others, Frontier Co-op achieves industry leading impact and results done the right way.


The Aura Cacia brand is comprised of aromatherapy, body care and bath products. Made from simple and pure botanical and mineral ingredients, these products unlock the power of nature to improve well-being. And, in creating the Aura Cacia Positive Change Project, the brand funds organizations that help women transform their lives.

Due to it's significant recent growth, Frontier Co-op has identified a new innovation opportunity for Aura Cacia and is seeking an experienced personal care marketing innovation manager to lead the initiative.



Leads the new product development process for the Aura Cacia brand from strategy through product launch. Responsible for maintaining a pipeline of multiple innovation projects and launching multiple initiatives annually.


  • Lead and execute the new product development process
    • Strategy – understand consumer, customer, competitive and product category environments, identifying long-term innovation plan, specific high-potential opportunity spaces and innovation success criteria.
    • Concept – develop winning product concepts against high-potential strategies.
    • Product – lead cross-functional project teams to develop unique and superior product and package solutions.
    • Commercialization – lead cross-functional project teams to scaled product and package solutions ready for launch
  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships, particularly with product development, package development, operations, brand marketing, finance and sales.
  • Conduct syndicated research analysis and coordinate custom consumer research.
  • Lead idea sourcing.
  • Lead business case development through launch approval



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree (B.A) in marketing, communications, sales, advertising, business administration or related field; and 4 to 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred; 2 to 3 years innovation experience preferred. Must have experience in personal care products.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret such items as highly detailed professional, scientific, and technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from both inside and outside the company. Ability to write speeches, articles, or memo using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to such groups as top management, boards of directors, or the general public.




Ability to comprehend the most complex financial principles. Ability to use a computer to create highly customized spreadsheets, charts and reports, presentations and interpret data. Ability to analyze balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and the most detailed types of financial documents, and apply information to make long-term, strategic decisions.




  • Excellent communication, organizational, problem solving, analytical, and creative skills.
  • Detail and results oriented
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

Position Type: Full Time
Country: United States
Willing to Relocate:
Willing to Travel:
Minimum Experience Required: 5-7 years

Contact Name: Carrie Albaugh
Job Application Web Site:


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