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Product Development Manager

We are currently looking for a Product Development Manager, to manage the development of new supplement products, coordinate cross-functional teams, and suppliers, from the marketing brief to the first delivery.

NOTE: THIS IS AN IN-HOUSE, FULL TIME POSITION. REMOTE PERSONS AND THIRD PARTY CONTRACTORS NEED NOT APPLY.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management:

  • Develop the products, from the marketing brief to the first delivery at the warehouse, including formula, packaging
  • Brief and select suppliers based on formula and ability to meet the brief, price, leadtime, ability to deliver consistently
  • Coordinate leadtime, cogs, margin, cross functional teams + all contract manufacturers (formulator, primary and secondary packaging, testing labs)
  • Coordinate artwork requirements
  • Coordinate on product specifications
  • Coordinate on initial purchase order

Purchasing:

  • Coordinate supplier portfolio while identifying and assessing new suppliers
  • Drive the development of innovative new products that enhance customer relations and customer satisfaction.
  • Work closely with the sales & marketing teams to define and understand customer needs
  • Identify emerging technologies and trends
  • Work with Marketing to ensure novel and innovative products are fed into the product launch pipeline, and delivered on a timely basis
  • Develop and publish a rolling product development calendar and
  • Manage the execution of plans for new product introductions
  • Provide periodic updates on product development to management
  • Attend trade shows and events, as needed

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years experience in leading product development in the supplement industry
  • 4+ years experience in a lab environment, purchasing experience is also preferred
  • Experience in sourcing of components and packaging
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Knowledge of formulation, ideally in skincare
  • Excellent team player
  • Must be able to work quickly, take initiative, track the status of items, and be resourceful while working independently
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and the ability to act with a sense of urgency, intensity and integrity

THE PERKS

  • Competitive salary (DOE)
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision), matching 401k
  • Opportunity for monthly team bonuses
  • Full gourmet kitchen
  • In-office Crossfit gym with free classes
  • Yoga and meditation breaks
  • Casual, “no dress code” atmosphere and an open office space
  • Highly interactive work with a talented, passionate team
  • UNLIMITED room for growth and results-based pay increases

Whole Body Research LLC (Golden Hippo Media) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

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