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Project/Production Manager(beauty)-LA

Job title: Project/Production Manager(beauty)-LA
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Los Angeles
Industry: Beauty
Remote: No
Salary: $115K-$125K
Reference: 465563
Contact name: Cristina Sparkman

Job description

Seeking a Strong Project/Production Manager for growing beauty company in LA. MUST CURRENTLY be in LA and MUST CURRENTLY be a Project or PD Manager in the Beauty Industry

About the Role
The Project Manager- New Product Development provides continuous added value to the organization by leading key strategic, cross-functional innovation projects such as new product development, new product claims, key process improvements and visual brand upgrades to drive delivery of the product pipeline and growth through innovation goals.

• Develop, maintain, and present timelines and dashboards from concept launch to product delivery for New Product Development and Change Management projects.
• Lead weekly category project meetings to communicate status updates to cross-functional team members.
• Own and drive issue identification and resolution and assure smooth transition between key decision points.
• Liaise with cross functional team members including Marketing, Sourcing, Planning, and Creative, as well as associates and headquarters to effectively communicate project scope and provide risk assessment.
• Attend and participate in weekly meetings with various vendors and suppliers throughout the product life cycle.
• Present supply chain recommendations to meet cost targets and launch timing for team approval.
• Maintain communication with all Licensors to meet new project deliverables.
• Drive a continuous improvement mindset in the overall project management process by streamlining activities for speed to market.
• Negotiate and help mitigate risks with cross-functional team members and suppliers to ensure milestones are met.
• Provide structure, fast project initiation, planning and well-coordinated execution thus enabling delivery of innovation to market in the fastest, most robust way possible.
• Resolve project related conflicts through skilled negotiation, tact and diplomacy.
• Conduct project reviews post key project stages and share learnings for future projects as best practice.

Minimum of 5 years of Project Management experience handling multiple projects of different scope/complexity in the BEAUTY INDUSTRY
Experience in Beauty is required
• Experience in new product development related area (e.g., Marketing, Supply Chain, R&D) with a focus on Beauty or consumer packaged goods (CPG)
• Demonstrated computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office) and proficiency in Microsoft Project
• Demonstrated leadership skills including prioritization, delegation, and conflict management of Project Team-related activities
• Demonstrated effective communications skills both written and oral, coupled with the sense to tailor to any one of a wide variety of audiences
• Strong analytical, meeting management, cross-functional team and leadership skills
• Comfortable operating in situations characterized by complexity, ambiguity and high levels of uncertainty
• An ability to map and understand complex, highly interdependent issues and find simple solutions
• Understanding of key business processes and functions within a Beauty or CPG company
• Negotiation skills and ability to influence with or without authority at all levels
• Bilingual ability in Korean/English preferred but not required 

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