New Ventures Manager

Snow Peak

The New Ventures Manager is responsible for coordinating and building business strategies to facilitate company growth. Working in close partnership with the Chief Operating Officer, this position will contribute strategic thought partnership, project management, and handoff of new business objectives. To be successful, the New Ventures Manager will need to exceed at managing multiple cross functional projects concurrently, driving internal and external collaboration, developing and adhering to profitability metrics, and ensuring business growth objectives are met.

This position is a full time exempt hourly position with benefit eligibility and reports to the Chief Operating Officer. Core hours are Mon-Fri between 8am – 5pm. Availability on weekends, evenings, and holidays is occasionally expected and ability to travel (including overnights and last minute) is required.


Share a passion for the outdoors and the beneficial role it plays in people’s lives
Express curiosity and creativity by taking initiative and be resourceful
Understand your effect on business targets
Make a memorable impact by being approachable, respectful, responsible, and joyful
Value all people for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives


Perform market and competitive analysis with a keen ability to identify and analyze potential business opportunities
Evaluate appropriate information to forecast the return on future business transactions; contribute to creation of revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections
Use a range of frameworks and methods to generate, test and prioritize a large hopper of potential concepts in a systematic yet rapid way
Identify and communicate uncertainties and risks; implement mitigation strategies and contingency plans
Develop and deliver compelling new business pitches as a brand ambassador with a sensitivity for the differences in global culture communication
Control the execution of multiple concurrent projects to ensure that commitments are met within established scope, budget, schedule and timeline
Collaborate with internal Brand and Sales teams and external partners to develop go to market (GTM) strategies
Ensure all key stakeholders have a common understanding of the project objectives, processes, and results to be achieved
Schedule tasks, deadlines, and milestones for all stakeholders and resources and provide detailed milestones for all parties
Efficiently and competently manage problem resolution, e.g. scope-creep, changed requirements, missed deadlines, etc
Communicate relevant project information to stakeholders, including holding regular status meetings with the project team, resolving or escalating issues in a timely fashion, and communicating sensitive information tactfully
Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
Plan and implement strategic objectives that fulfill the mission and the goals of the department efficiently and effectively in collaboration with leadership team
Evaluate, improve, and report the efficiency of business processes and procedures to enhance profitability and qualitative results
Engage in effective feedback systems to monitor and communicate operational and strategic alignment with interdepartmental objectives
Manage departmental budget and profitability metrics


Bachelor’s degree
7+ years of experience in progressive leadership roles within startup enterprises, with demonstrated success in consumer insights, expansion strategy, project management, and/or product launch
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Advanced knowledge of compliance related laws and regulations
Advanced writing and documentation experience with demonstrated success in strategic messaging
Advanced expertise in Excel and analytical projections and reporting
Expert understanding of the financial and business acumen to drive profitability
Expert understanding of project management fundamentals including schedule, resource, and capital management
Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
Excellent ability to understand and negotiate terms of business agreements
Excellent ability to simplify and achieve complex goals
Superior presentation and public speaking
Superior time management skills with a proven ability to efficiently manage multiple, concurrent, time-sensitive projects and priorities
Superior problem-solving abilities to meet ambiguous and multicultural needs
Extremely organized with meticulous attention to detail


Experience with Japanese language and culture
Experience with a global brand
Experience in the outdoor, retail, or apparel industries


Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
Able to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, and reach
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times
Communicate effectively with a diverse audience in person, by phone and by computer


A creative, fun, and dynamic work environment in beautiful Portland, OR
Employee discounts on incredible Snow Peak gear
Health, Dental, PTO, and Retirement Benefits


If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and a cover letter (PDFs) to Tell us about the unique value you offer Snow Peak.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Full Time
Portland, Oregon 97210