Product Development Manager – Pet Supplements (REMOTE) - Remote

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We’re an employee-owned, vertically-integrated builder of some of America’s most popular health & wellness brands. With over 1,200 team members dedicated to improving the lives of people and their pets, we create best-in-class products that bring health and happiness. Our creative content educates the world on making smarter health choices, while the brands we own generate over $1 billion of revenue annually.

We’re Looking For A: Product Development Manager who is responsible for the creation and enhancement of cutting-edge products. This role oversees the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation to launch, ensuring that the offerings align with market demands and meet the highest standards of quality. This role will collaborate with cross-functional teams to help transform innovative ideas into tangible, market-leading products.

Location: Remote (Woodland Hills, CA)

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Gather input from a variety of internal and external sources to define product concepts.
  • Guide product definition, planning and implementation efforts.
  • Lead product development initiatives utilizing knowledge of animal nutrition and animal feed requirements, user and competitive research, trend analysis and across all phases of the product development lifecycle.
  • Work cross-functionally to execute product development plans.
  • Responsible for project timelines (including Packaging) & keeping the process moving, ensuring all key milestones are met.
  • Proactively follows up with vendors on project statuses, manages product development timeline, communicates any changes, additional details and/or risks.
  • Source raw ingredient and manufacturing suppliers.
  • Negotiates costs based on knowledge of production processes and raw materials.
  • Manage the development of new products, ensuring compliance with all testing requirements needed as set by Regulatory and Quality Assurance.
  • Manage the modification and further innovation of existing products.
  • Keep current on emerging technology and trends.

Preferred Qualifications (Note: These are preferred and not required. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick ALL of these boxes.):

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and people skills, attention to detail, ability to work with & lead teams.
  • In depth knowledge of pet supplement category and animal feed and/or animal health science
  • Successfully developed/launched pet supplement products.
  • Successfully analyzed problems which require an in-depth understanding of animal supplement regulations, pet supplement manufacturing and animal nutrition or health sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • 5 years of relevant product development experience in pet supplement category 
  • Bachelor’s degree in animal nutrition, life sciences, or a related field 

Golden Perks & Benefits: 

  • Health and Happiness: Enjoy 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance. Get 75% premium coverage for dependents.
  • Become an Owner: Join our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and be a part owner of Golden Hippo.
  • Boost Your Savings: Maximize your retirement with a generous 401K Plan and company matching up to 3.5%.
  • Stand Out, Get Rewarded: Excel and be recognized through our KPI Bonus, Win of the Week, Spot Bonus, and Shoutouts Program.
  • Flexibility at Your Fingertips: Work on your terms with flexible arrangements for most positions.
  • Skyrocket Your Career: Unleash your potential with unlimited room for professional growth.
  • Thrilling Events Await: Exciting virtual and in-person events that redefine fun.

The base salary range for this position is $106,200-$141,700 plus annual & monthly KPI bonus potential.
Salary is based on a wide range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geographical location.


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