Careers

About Us:

Flex Pharma, Inc. is a biotechnology company that is developing innovative and proprietary treatments for cramps and spasms associated with the severe neurological diseases of ALS, MS and peripheral neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT).

Flex Pharma has launched an exciting new consumer division with a breakthrough product designed to help endurance athletes improve and maximize performance. Invented by Rod MacKinnon, a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist/endurance athlete, HOTSHOT™ is the sports shot with a kick that is scientifically proven to prevent and treat muscle cramps. A scientific breakthrough in sports nutrition, HOTSHOT is a proprietary formulation of organic ingredients that boosts Neuro Muscular Performance – how an athlete’s nerves and muscles work together in an optimal way. Translation? HOTSHOT stops muscle cramps where they start – at the nerve – allowing athletes to push harder, train longer and finish stronger. HOTSHOT is a non-GMO Project Verified, USDA Certified Organic product that is NSF Certified for Sport®.

The HOTSHOT Team is looking for high energy, driven candidates who are as passionate about accelerating a business to explosive growth as our athletes are about accelerating to the finish line. If you would like to be considered for a position on the HOTSHOT team, please submit your CV to: CAREERS@TEAMHOTSHOT.COM.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally authorized to work for any employer in the US. Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. The company will not be responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

Brand Manager

Location: Boston, MA (Back Bay)

The Position:

The Brand Manager is responsible for optimizing and driving growth of the HOTSHOT brand to deliver and exceed both short and long term goals. In partnership with cross-functionals and external agencies, optimize the brand positioning and re-imagine brand messaging and execution to drive awareness, trial, and engagement, driving the HOTSHOT brand and product to absolute necessity status for our target consumer. Ensure constant collaboration and communication across internal and external partners to drive consistency and excellence in execution, while capitalizing on optimization opportunities ongoing.

This role is for someone who is passionate about general management as the definition of brand management, thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and wants to have a big impact at a fast-growing company. In this role, you will shape the face of the HOTSHOT brand and participate in the explosive growth of the business. There is opportunity for career growth as the brand expands.

This position reports to the VP of Marketing.

Responsibilities:

– Develop and execute marketing strategies and plans across all vehicles (media, PR, promotions, social, experiential) to deliver growth for HOTSHOT brand.
– Gather consumer insights through quantitative and qualitative means and translate into brand recommendations and creative marketing plans.
– Ongoing, assess competitive landscape to keep abreast of threats & opportunities. Develop plans to mitigate and maximize.
– Pro-actively analyze and interpret data on brand and program performance to generate insights and recommendations. Evaluate success of programs based on cost / benefit to the business.
– Develop and manage innovation pipeline to deliver consumer-led, disruptive innovation to market.
– Author inspiring creative briefs and manage agency partners to deliver breakthrough, holistic campaigns with excellence.
– Collaborate with field marketing & sales to deliver impactful consumer experiences at events and in-store.
– Manage brand budget in accordance with annual plan objectives.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s Degree. MBA strongly preferred.
– Minimum 3 years’ brand and P&L management experience in a consumer package goods company.
– Professional experience in and/or personal passion for endurance athletics, sports, sports nutrition and/or beverages a plus.
– Experience has included most of the following: brand business planning, budget management, creative development, 360o holistic campaign design & execution, event marketing, agency management (creative, media, PR, digital, social), consumer research, new product development, e-commerce, and shopper marketing.
– Strong strategic thinker with analytical chops to generate insights in support of recommendations
– Able and willing to pivot from high level thinking appropriate for Board of Directors to management of minutia in support of field marketing.
– Comfortable leading projects, agency and cross-functional partners with limited oversight.
– Self-motivated, adaptable and fluid with change, able to lead action despite ambiguity.
– At ease presenting to, interacting with and being challenged by senior leadership.
– Excellent time management skills – highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously to get things done in a start-up environment
– Extremely collaborative, with strong interpersonal and communication skills

Supply Chain Associate

Location: Boston, MA (Back Bay)

The Position:

The Supply Chain Associate is responsible for managing order processing, logistics and reporting for our growing consumer packaged goods company. Reporting to our Director of Supply Chain & Operations, the right candidate will work cross-functionally with colleagues on the Marketing, Digital & E-commerce and Finance Teams to ensure accurate and timely fulfillment of our customer orders, provide an exceptional consumer experience through thoughtful issue resolution and prepare detailed reporting and analytics to support smart decision making for our business. Our teams and company are dynamic, entrepreneurial, data-driven, and passionate, and this role will be involved in all aspects of supply chain and operations to help accelerate the growth of a young startup in the athletic performance market.

Responsibilities:

– Process all sales orders from distributors, wholesale and e-commerce clients and determine most cost effective and timely shipment options
– Manage the fulfillment of all product-related orders for both internal and external clients.
        • Communicate orders to appropriate warehouse partners ensuring accurate fulfillment
        • Coordinate transportation logistics including scheduling and booking freight with external providers (e.g. brokers/freight forwarders).
        • Act as point of contact for logistics and warehouse partners
– Assist in handling customer questions and communications regarding product availability, order fulfillment and issue resolution.
– Assist with supply chain product production activities, including sourcing raw materials, managing co-packers, vendors, warehousing and logistics to deliver product to market on deadline
– Ensure that all materials are purchased and delivered in a timely basis in accordance with agreed upon terms and conditions; review, update and maintain purchase orders until they are closed; expedite and/or issue change orders to meet project demands
– Actively help manage the company’s warehouse inventories and outbound shipments; work closely with production and warehouse teams daily to monitor material usage, stock levels and proper order fulfillment
– Answer and resolve all overage, usage, commercial invoice accuracy, BOL accuracy, shipment status, tracking and supplier non-conformance issues
– Maintain accurate records, tracking and filing systems
– Perform month-end inventory reconciliations for public-company reporting
– Gather and track all documentation required for product certifications, including USDA Organic, NSF, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, and Kosher
– Participate in ad hoc projects or perform ad hoc analyses as required

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree (Business, Operations, or Supply Chain Management or equivalent major preferred)
– 2-4 years of relevant supply chain or operational experience preferred, preferably in a startup or entrepreneurial environment
– Direct experience in consumer packaged goods, preferably with an organic food or beverage company
– Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
– ERP experience (Great Plains preferred)
– Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail is mission critical
– Excellent time management skills – highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously to get things done in a start-up environment
– Extremely collaborative, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
– Passion for what we are doing at Flex and Team HOTSHOT and for wanting to work in an all-hands-on-deck, entrepreneurial environment with a product that is focused on the athletic performance consumer market

Sales Director

Location: Boston, MA (Back Bay)              Travel: 50%

Position Overview:

The Sales Director will be a mission critical leader for the HOTSHOT business as we drive toward explosive growth. In this role, the Sales Director will design and implement sales & channel strategy and provide ongoing leadership of the sales function including developing and executing the sales strategies, tactics and action plans required to achieve in-market volume and financial plans.

This role is for a self-starter who is energetic, thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and wants to have a big impact at a fast-growing company. There is opportunity for career growth as the business expands.

This position reports to the VP of Marketing.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning:
– Develop Sales & Channel strategy (e.g. new markets, new customers, new product opportunities)
Annual Plan:
– Establish sales objective, tactics, and profit targets
– Manage contingency plan to achieve targets
– Identify, analyze and report on business opportunities in target markets (customers and events)
– Maximize new business development opportunities
– Effectively communicate the value proposition through proposals and presentations
– Develop and own sales scorecard
– Participate with Marketing in the development of divisional marketing strategies as well as point-of-sale and related materials as appropriate
Relationship Management:
– Work proactively with customers across abroad range of channels to understand their business and develop strong relationships
– Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure customer needs are built into broader business plan
– Participate in national and regional trade shows
Team Leadership:
– Lead the hiring, training and retention of the sales team or Agency / 3rd Party Resources

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s Degree required.
– 5-7 years’ field and customer sales experience in a consumer package goods company. Prefer breadth of brand experiences and companies of different sizes.
– Professional experience in and/or personal passion for endurance athletics, sports, sports nutrition and/or beverages a plus.
– Experience across multiple channels and go-to-market models (e.g. Food / Drug / Mass, Specialty, Warehouse, Brokers, Distributors).
– Shopper marketing and/or event marketing experience a plus with proven ability to translate brand strategy into activation.
– Strong strategic thinker with analytical chops to generate insights in support of recommendations.
– Meticulous team leader with ability to seamlessly toggle between big picture orientation and attention to detail.
– Self-motivated, adaptable and fluid with change, able to lead action despite ambiguity.
– At ease presenting to, interacting with and being challenged by senior leadership.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

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