Product Manager
Lifefactory Inc. - Sausalito, CA

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Based in Sausalito, CA, Lifefactory is a fast growing consumer goods company that produces environmentally friendly and health-conscious products that were created for babies and adults. Lifefactory fuses modern sensibility, eco-friendly composition, and exceptional utility to produce glass baby bottles, glass beverage bottles, and teethers that are free of known harmful chemicals including BPA, phthalates, and PVC.

In order to provide quality products and service, we need quality people. We are looking for talented people who share our values of accountability, responsiveness, attention to detail, teamwork, respect, and integrity all while maintaining a positive attitude.

Job Location: Sausalito, CA – Lifefactory Headquarters

New product development, project management and research
o Manage new product development calendar and rolling 24 month pipeline
o Manage multiple projects at different phases of development simultaneously
o Interface with design, sales, marketing and operations on key needs and deliverables
o Research and understand manufacturing capabilities
o Publish regular status updates to team
o Work with outside vendors and consultants to ensure proper information flow and attention to timeline
o Proactively identify and work with team on delays and process hurdles
o Manage product development budget
o Work with team to identify improvements to existing portfolio of products
o Contribute to research projects on current and future product and market opportunities while staying on top of market trends

Supplier Relations and Material Sourcing
o Work with suppliers and identify potential new suppliers as applicable during the product development process
o Research current and identify new materials that meet brand guidelines
o Work with our health and safety consultants to ensure current and future products meet our safety standards

Key Qualifications:
o 3-5 years project management experience in the consumer goods industry
o Experience working at an industrial design firm a plus
o Experience bringing a consumer product to market
o Familiarity with the design and manufacturing process and product engineering (not necessary to be an engineer or be able to do CAD drawings, but must know vocabulary and process)
o Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work in a fast moving, start-up environment
o Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
o Detail oriented, team player

Lifefactory is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Based in Sausalito, CA, Lifefactory is a fast growing consumer goods company that produces environmentally friendly and health-conscious...