Healthy Food Product Innovation Manager & Buyer

Welcome to Vilgain — a leading force in active lifestyle enhancement recognized by thousands, including our own team. At Vilgain, we operate with the precision and dedication of an elite sports team, focused on debunking global health myths and promoting wellness. Our mission is to educate on healthy living and create products that support this lifestyle, facing each challenge head‑on.

We achieve that by having the best people on board who together create clean and nutricious products. To grow this performance driven New Product Development (NPD) team, we are now seeking a dynamic and creative persona. You will be in charge of finding high quality producers and suppliers for new products and their listing to our portfolio.

Are you a trendsetter, a culinary visionary, and a strategic thinker with an appetite for excellence? If you said a loud and clear "YES”, this opportunity might be tailor‑made for you!

You will be in charge of:

  • Leading the product development process from concept to launch, including formulation, prototyping, testing, and scale‑up
  • Staying ahead of the curve by monitoring market trends and understanding consumer preferences
  • Suggesting innovative products and strategies
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers to ensure a steady flow of exceptional products
  • Sourcing and developing private and clean label products that comply with our high standards
  • Collaborating closely with our marketing and sales teams for successful product launches
  • Managing category budgets effectively and track profitability
  • Providing regular reports on category performance to inform our strategy
  • Solving category‑specific issues and challenges with a creative problem‑solving mindset

We will be a good match if you have: 

  • Experience with similar position in the food industry - this is a crucial requirement
  • Understanding of supply chain management
  • Innovative thinking, passion for food and ability to suggest groundbreaking ideas
  • Negotiation skills to secure the best deals
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to handle tasks independently and manage your time well

Why Vilgain? 

Everything we do we do with love and a passion for healthy lifestyle - that is why Aktin is a lovebrand and holds a special place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people. We want to cut through the healthy eating bullshit for you and make eating healthy understandable, accessible, affordable, and easily implementable into your lifestyle - whatever it may be. We are all about pushing ourselves and the world to the best versions of us and itself. Join us to make a positive impact on the food industry and a healthier future worldwide.

Our benefits: 

  • the possibility to work from home, from the office or from a café, it's up to you
  • a multisport card, because after all, sport is what we do for a living
  • pension contribution
  • a meal allowance
  • possibility of internal training (language courses)
  • credits for purchases on our e‑shop

Who stands behind Vilgain, your future partners in crime and lot more you can explore here on our Instagram @lifeatvilgain.