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Vice President of E-Commerce

Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team, where job titles and hierarchy are meaningless, is comprised of intelligent and innovative individuals who have grit, passion and perseverance to achieve goals. Our team works collaboratively and with speed to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. Vital Proteins seeks to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan.


The Vice President of E-Commerce is a high-impact leadership position that oversees the e-comm business with P&L responsibility. This role is responsible for the creation & implementation of an exceptional digital marketing and e-commerce strategy to deliver record sales growth. It requires a great amount of passion to transform the customer experience across the digital landscape, identifying and pursuing white space opportunities. This includes growth marketing, CRM, and digital content marketing to drive programming that supports both sales and brand awareness. This role is considered part of the executive leadership team; the VP of E-Comm is responsible for developing the digital team. The goal of the VP of E-Commerce is simple: to help Vital Proteins become a thought leader and results-forward powerhouse across all digital touch points.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Envisioning and implementing 3.0 strategy for overall management & success of e-commerce platform ( pre IPO
  • Exceeding e-commerce sales goals 
  • Creating a world class e-commerce team and making hiring choices to support next level strategy execution
  • Establishing and leading tech team (engineers, data scientists, UX designers, etc.) to execute vision 
  • Overseeing sub-departments of customer retention, growth marketing + content marketing; developing strategy and maintaining excellence in all three 
  • Concentrating on new customer acquisition a must; nurturing lead systems; audit of current system; improvements and adaptations where necessary
  • Building new system for personalization into digital strategy; further prioritizing subscription program in all efforts 
  • Managing growth strategy including paid social, display, Amazon and SEO/SEM
  • Managing digital content marketing including social media program and editorial staff 
  • Increasing sales and ROAS across all areas of job function; maintaining a strong ACOS

Who you are:

  • 12+ years running e-commerce platform (VP level or above), acting as General Manager for e-commerce function with a strong track record in revenue growth 
  • Graduated from a leading undergraduate program; MBA 
  • Has extensive experience working in diverse environments and cultures, having worked in both high growth/start up and large company environments 
  • Decisive leader, passionate about leading and developing cross-functional teams 
  • Always thirsty for new challenges and constant improvement
  • Has an intense drive for excellence and sense of urgency 
  • Passion, attitude, aptitude & enthusiasm to champion this team 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; possesses agility to work with leadership remotely 
  • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to travel domestically as needed with stints in Chicago with Vital Proteins leadership 
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