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VP Product Management (1008)

Company: Amyris
Location: Emeryville
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Groundbreaking advances in synthetic biology achieved at Amyris allow us to create products that are better and safer for humans and more sustainable for the planet. The Digital group is charged with creating connected experiences and back-end services to catapult our several consumer brands to global significance and impact.

Today, we serve Biossance, Pipette and Purecane. Among other projects, we are building two new brands that will launch later this year. We are creating a clean cosmetics line in partnership with Rosie Huntington-Whitely to launch on a new Rose, Inc. platform. We are creating a clean hair care brand, JVN Hair, in partnership with Jonathan Van Ness. We have also announced the acquisition of Terasana and Costa Brazil.

We seek a talented, experienced, driven Data Scientist to lead a team of data scientists and data engineers to propel all brands forward utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to deliver actionable consumer insights and astounding user experiences.

We seek a talented, experienced, highly motivated software development professional to lead our Product Management team in propelling these brands forward.

The successful candidate has demonstrated accomplishments delivering innovative, high quality web and mobile user experiences through a combination of intuition, testing, data analysis, and leveraging established best practices. This candidate has deep experience translating business requirements into detailed specifications and testing plans, working with internal and external engineers to deliver on-target solutions. This person leads by example, taking on challenging assignments personally and delegating with great consideration to developing the skills of more junior team members.

This is a critical position on our group's leadership team, along with the leaders of Engineering, Software Architecture, Data, and Technical Operations, reporting to the Amyris Chief Digital Officer.


  • Hire, lead and mentor a team of product and project managers.
  • Provide product development leadership through diligent analysis, thorough planning, energetic evangelism, smart decision making, detailed oversight, inspired team management, and friendly collaboration.
  • Continuously quest to make each of our websites better and better, with your leadership inspiring others to join you on the quest.
  • Work cross-functionally to understand and define business cases and product strategy.
  • Write detailed requirements and use cases for new products, features, enhancements, and other opportunities to accelerate growth while ensuring stability of our infrastructure.
  • Cleverly balance scope, time-to-market and resources to deliver high quality solutions that optimally meet business goals.
  • Evaluate platforms and vendors.
  • Identify risks and proactively prepare risk mitigation plans
  • Effectively communicate requirements to engineers.
  • Plan sprints and help to allocate resources.
  • Assess and validate prototypes and proofs-of-concept.
  • Work collaboratively with internal partners and external vendors to develop, test, launch, validate and refine features.
  • Use your creativity, research, data analysis, and management skills to unearth issues and opportunities and to find solutions.
  • Gain a deep understanding of our products and the customer experience.
  • Think and speak from the customer viewpoint.
  • Use your passion, skills and wisdom to bring our digital platforms to their full potential in service of the best customer experience and growth for our brands.


  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • 5+ years in product management with 3+ years directly managing a team of employees
  • Bachelor's degree required; focus in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred.
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies.
  • Solid understanding of digital technologies and UX principles.
  • Motivated self-starter who can manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills with a willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with business users, software developers, other cross-functional co-workers, and outside partners.
  • Ability to influence and work collaboratively with development teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal English language communication skills
  • Experience managing remote teams or team members, end user testing, A/B testing, agile/scrum, project tasking tools (e.g., Jira,, SQL.
  • Experience with DOMO, SFMC, e-commerce platforms (ideally Shopify), NetSuite a plus.


Keywords: Amyris, San Francisco , VP Product Management (1008), Other , Emeryville, California

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