Associate Director of Brand Development
Denver, CO
About Nextbite

Nextbite’s mission is to become a trusted partner to restaurants everywhere, offering products and services that help restaurants adapt to changing consumer trends and technology. We pride ourselves in building a team of world-class thinkers and innovators to revolutionize the restaurant industry, empowering our customers to tap into new markets.

Nextbite's leading restaurant technology solution, Ordermark, helps restaurants and virtual kitchens aggregate mobile orders across all the major online ordering service providers into a single dashboard and printer. Paired with this technology, Nextbite serves the fast-growing food on-demand revolution by empowering existing restaurants everywhere to serve more customers and earn more revenue. Nextbite creates delivery-only restaurant concepts with high-quality, chef-inspired menus available through delivery apps. This combined offering helps restaurants increase efficiency and grow profits, creating successful food service across the country.

By joining Nextbite you will have a front row seat to the rapidly changing restaurant landscape and the explosive online ordering industry.  

*Nextbite has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine policy that all staff will be required to follow (with or without reasonable accommodations) in order to perform any in-person job functions or attend any in-person team events. If you have any questions on this policy, we will connect you with the appropriate People Ops team member for answers as we engage in the interview process.

About the Role

The Associate Director of Brand Development is responsible for managing the Informed Innovation Brand Development process, guiding the execution of the culinary concepts pipeline that will create a portfolio of desirable, incremental, and long-lasting brands that are beloved by consumers and FPs. You will seamlessly blend strategic rigor, creative thinking, and culinary knowledge to guide concepts from ideation all the way to marketplace activation. Inspired by a fast-paced and nimble atmosphere the Associate Director of Brand Development will manage a team of direct reports and will collaborate with a variety of cross-functional partners to ensure Nextbite develops best-in-class virtual restaurant brands.

The impact you will have:

  • Assist in the development of processes and plans to guide portfolio development and marketplace activation.
  • Lead a team of direct reports to guide concept development from R&D all the way through to marketplace activation, triangulating information from a variety of sources to build business cases to support moving concepts through the stage-gated process.
  • Effectively manage and direct concepts through the creative process in collaboration with brand marketing, including name, identity, and menu to meet quarterly goals for target launches.
  • Efficiently manage and direct concepts through the culinary process, working collaboratively with FoodX to define, refine and optimize menus and specific menu items.
  • Partner with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that strategies and plans are correctly translated into marketplace activation, including effectively identifying fulfillment partner targets, as well as a celebrity or licensing partners to differentiate and enhance marketing impact.
  • Utilize data and insights to optimize current brands in Nextbite’s portfolio.
  • Performs other duties as necessary to support the objectives of the Brand Development Department.
  • What you bring to the role:

  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing and business
  • 7+ years experience, with a combination of roles within enterprise restaurant group, CPG brand management and/or creative agency environments.
  • People management experience.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal – with regular opportunities to present to key stakeholders within and outside of Nextbite.
  • Experience managing and leading innovation processes.
  • Based in the broader Denver area.
  • What we offer:

  • A team that has transitioned to remote work impressively, and remains highly collaborative and connected
  • Excellent growth opportunity, and stock options for all full-time employees
  • Medical, dental and vision (90% covered by Ordermark; 50% for dependents) - eligible immediately
  • Unlimited access to dedicated CFP for 1:1 assistance with financial planning: strategic benefits selection, understanding your equity compensation, investments, paying down student loan debt, purchasing a home, estate planning & more. (plus optional tax filing for only $199).
  • Unlimited PTO and paid company holidays
  • 401k - eligible immediately
  • $60/month reimbursement for online-ordered meals
  • Bonusly - a team recognition platform with fun rewards
  • We pride ourselves in having a team that promotes diversity, inclusion, leadership, mindfulness, high initiative, energy and passion.
  • ___________

    Nextbite participated in Techstars, Boulder in Spring 2018, and has raised $150 million. We are headquartered in Los Angeles, and are looking to significantly grow our team while continuing to reach restaurants and consumers across the country.

    Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, collaborating daily across time zones. We believe cross-pollination is one of the best ways to foster community and new ideas. For that reason we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to any of our positions.

    Thank you for your interest in Nextbite - we’re reviewing impressive candidates every day, and will do our best to reach out to you as quickly as possible!

    Working at Nextbite

    Overall Culture Score


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    Alex Canter

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    Top 5% of Similar Sized Companies on Comparably


    Reviews from current employees

    Everyone is extremely helpful when I have questions
    Being able to help others out that are frustrated
    Their compassion for us to succeed

    Diversity at Nextbite

    Top 20%

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    Top 20%

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    Perks and Benefits

    Health & Wellness
    Dental Insurance
    Vision Insurance
    Health Insurance
    Life Insurance
    Paid Time Off
    PTO / Vacation Policy
    Paid Holidays
    Maternity / Paternity Leave
    Financial Benefits
    401K / Retirement Plan
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Office Perks
    Company Social Outings
    Work From Home Policy
    Unique Office Space
    Free Food


    eNPS Score

    Nextbite's Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) is 62, as rated by 156 employees. This means 72% of Nextbite employees would encourage their friends to become coworkers today.

    5 Cool Reasons to Work at Nextbite

    1. Most of our roles are remote-first, offering flexibility that meets your schedule and geographic needs
    2. Culture that is ranked in the top 15% of comparable startups across the nation.
    3. Engaged leadership that meets with the company for weekly stand-ups, monthly updates, and quarterly Q&As.
    4. A CEO who was featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 for his innovative product & vision of improving restaurant tech.
    5. Accelerated career growth for top performing employees. Ordermark + Nextbite love to promote from within!