Manager, Product Development

  • Company: Fresh
  • Location: United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Research & Innovation
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FRSH00137
  • Date of publication: 2019.03.13



The Manager, Product Development, will be developing the Marketing Calendar & reformulation projects and track projects on a day to day basis staying within allotted timelines. As an active participate in the creative development, the Manager will conduct the research, initiation, evaluation, development and follow-through of new product launches for franchises. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Product Development, the Manager will be a strong communicator to with the ability to collaborate with cross functional team members, while providing insights of new competitive launches, new industry technologies and ingredients.


  • Partner with VP and Director Product Development, Co-Founders and Marketing to define new products concepts and benchmarks
  • Actively participate in "Blue Sky" brainstorming sessions with the Product Development team and Co-Founders
  • Manage product briefs review with Research & Development (R&D) to finalize concepts, research and define the products feasibility and development parameters
  • Conduct research as needed to support new product concepts.
  • Work closely with Senior Manager Product Development & Director Product Development to evaluate formula submissions and provide feedback and re-directs to R&D, and select submissions to be presented to Marketing and Co-Founders
  • Attend briefing sessions with cross-functional team members on product reviews, timelines and launch plans
  • Ensure that cost of goods meet given cost targets during Product Development, in accordance with the brand's strategy and goals
  • Define with Senior Manager, Product Development testing needs and create content (questionnaires), and manage product testing execution (safety, efficacy, consumer panels, etc) and timing associated
  • Manage projects with R&D to ensure key milestones for product development are reached on time in full.
  • Work with the team to ensure launches are kept on target, all timelines are accurate, and that R&D is alignment on project timing and has most up to date timelines.
  • Manage the reformulation of products that need to be reformulated in line with company strategy & regulations.
  • Work closely with Marketing, Project Management and Operations teams to ensure products are delivered on a timely basis.
  • Work closely with packaging team to help develop packaging options in sync with formula/texture
  • Work closely with Regulatory and Legal teams to ensure compliance of product formulae and claims for existing and emerging new markets
  • Work closely with Quality team to define quality standards
  • Write and publish the Product Profile defining full concept, product features, benefits/claims, and keys ingredients and present it along with the product to Marketing, Education & Training teams
  • Participate in reviewing copy for packaging, marketing collateral and training materials for Storytelling, Marketing & Education needs
  • Support Senior Managers to provide answer to the Global Communications team for press questions regarding formula, ingredients, efficacy



  • Three-five years of experience in cosmetics Product Development: skincare required, other cosmetics/beauty categories would be a plus
  • Bachelor degree
  • Languages: English required, French is a plus
  • Very detail oriented with strong project management skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong communication skills with R&D personnel.
  • Good understanding of cosmetic industry trends, claims substantiation, cosmetic ingredients and global regulations.
  • Good product evaluation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of management and cross functional teams: Marketing, Sales, and Education, Packaging, P.R. and Copy
  • Must demonstrate strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Able to adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Capacity to work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Goal oriented with a "can do" attitude
  • Experience in formulation in laboratories of skin care products would be a plus
  • Working knowledge of key computer programs is required

Additional information

Located in New York City


Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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