Product Development Manager

| Marina Del Rey & Playa Vista
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Ladder is looking for a Product Development Manager to lead new supplement products from ideation to market introduction. This role reports to the Director of Operations and is based out of our Marina Del Rey office.


  • Own the physical product roadmap and establish buy-in with the Marketing, Operations, Technology, and Executive teams to ensure internal alignment.
  • Project manage the development of new products and flavors such that we hit key milestones and are able to stay under budget.
  • Collaborate with Ladder scientists, expert advisors, and manufacturers to formulate new products and flavors.
  • Ensure products meet standards of quality and safety by managing 3rd party certifications and FDA compliance.
  • Run market assessments, consumer insights surveys, and focus groups to inform the product roadmap and product iterations.
  • Develop new packaging components based on consumer and business needs.


  • 4-7 years of experience in Sports Nutrition, Supplements, or Food Science
  • Understanding of ingredient chemistry as it relates to functionality, stability, and safety
  • Experience in food formulation or supplement development for performance
  • Familiarity with CGMP, NSF Certified for sport, and basic principles of food safety
  • Strong communicator with an ability to manage cross-functional projects
  • Experience or familiarity in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or Nutrition (sports nutrition) a plus


  • Free Ladder supplements and merch
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Stock Options
  • Kitchen stocked with healthy food
  • Gym on-site

About Ladder

Ladder is a sports nutrition company founded by LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger, dedicated to creating high-performance, NSF Certified for Sport® workout supplements for daily use. We formulate products to complement a strong nutritional foundation and unlock the next level in training and exercise.

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We are close to a variety of coffee shops and restaurants. There is a food truck every Wednesday and a farmers market every Friday.

An Insider's view of Ladder

What projects are you most excited about?

Super excited about building out our digital product offering. We have an amazing opportunity to blend together community and content with eCommerce to create a unique, personalized experience to help one achieve their lifestyle goals.


Head of Digital Product

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful people here are those who are constantly looking to challenge themselves, learn new skills and want to continually grow and develop. You don't have to know every answer, but you have be willing to work hard and collaborate to find it.


Director of Operations

What are Ladder Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We aim to accommodate people's schedules and have employees that work from home on a regular and as-needed basis.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Our office is dog friendly.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We encourage professional development, whether it be online courses, conferences, or meetups.
Cross functional training encouraged
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