Skincare Product Development Manager Role:
The Product Development Manager, Skincare is a multi-branded product development leader that independently manages critical portions of the product development process and launches while paying close attention to timeframes, cost, quality, packaging, formula, and product specifications. They set priorities and workflows to meet goals, apply industry knowledge and sources, and independently maintain relationships with outside consultants or vendors. This role contributes to the business strategy using industry and organizational learning to execute through influencing, providing services to others, and prioritizing and delegating work processes to Managers and Team Contributors. In addition, this role contributes deep expertise and extensive skill to recommend strategic actions that maximize efficiency in tandem with the manager or supervisor.
Skincare Product Development Manager Accountabilities:
- Develop and successfully launch new products while managing the product development process from concept through completion.
- Provide training, coaching, and guidance to cross-functional members of project teams and staff.
- Begin generating product and innovation concepts and building technology stories.
- Set and communicate work priorities and monitor workflow to align with business goals.
- Ensure a collaborative work environment, emphasizing the value of cross-functional teams.
- Support cross-functional collaboration across business units, regions, or departments within each brand.
- Work closely with cross-functional teams to provide feedback and assess new and innovative business solutions.
- Conduct research and analysis to recommend product development strategies based on data-driven metrics.
- Manage relationships with vendors, outside departments, and other external resources to maximize business results.
- Work with other teams, including Packaging, NPD, and Operations, to consistently improve and streamline processes.
- Contribute by interpreting crises and developing communication solutions (e.g., compatibility fails and having to work with packaging to resolve; unable to get the wanted applicator; put a product up for claims testing and didn’t go as planned).
- Coach or manage junior team members. Instruct them on the day-to-day aspects of the business and develop their specialized PD skillsets (e.g., how to review texture and color, how to communicate feedback, how to review shades and develop them properly, and how to build presentations and present them successfully).
- Represent team by presenting category-specific knowledge to senior leadership.
- Travel and work on-site to build relationships and deepen knowledge of formula and shade development.