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Product Development Manager-Nutritionals – San Francisco, CA

We are seeking a dynamic and talented functional food product development specialist to join our team and have a critical role in the development of innovative nutrition products leveraging our advanced microalgae ingredients. This role will appeal to professionals excited by an entrepreneurial environment and the opportunity to play a leadership role in creating truly innovative and highly beneficial functional food products. This position is based in South San Francisco, California.


  • Will be responsible for the development of new functional food products in multiple categories utilizing our ingredients – including beverages, snacks, dairy alternative foods and frozen desserts.
  • Will be responsible for managing and working closely with outside food development laboratories that will assist in the product development
  • Will work closely with the team to develop the product test protocols
  • Will manage stability and other product testing, managing outside vendors to complete the work
  • Will be responsible for on-going ingredient and formulation enhancements
  • Will serve as a product development expert on the team for key customer meetings and at trade shows, etc


  • 5-10 years experience in food product development – ideally working with multiple functional food categories
  • Ideally a master’s degree in Food Science or related field; at minimum a bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field
  • A passion for healthy natural food products and a genuine interest and awareness of nutrition product trends
  • Based in, or willing to relocate to, the San Francisco bay area.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time
  • Highly organized and well-suited to a fast-paced environment
  • A dynamic and high energy individual driven by a desire to bring truly beneficial innovations to the marketplace

The method for applying for this vacancy is online via the Solazyme’s home page at ; No other forms of application will be accepted.
Solazyme is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.
Solazyme provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Solazyme Human Resources department. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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