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Sr. Product Development Manager (Hair / Personal Care)

Job title: Sr. Product Development Manager (Hair / Personal Care)
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Irvine
Industry: Beauty
Remote: No
Reference: 429907
Contact name: Alanha Medina
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, who designs and develops consumer products and solutions in the areas of  Hair & Personal Care is seeking a Sr. Product Development Manager.

  • Location: Irvine
  • Hybrid: 3 days a week

Our ideal candidate is a result-driven, self-motivated and possesses the ability to adapt and execute go-to-market products across major hair and personal care categories.

What You’ll Do

Provide support to the Product Development Team with the following:

  • Responsible, accountable hands-on person with strong multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Maintaining an expert-level knowledge base of the category, the competition, and the consumer
  • Define and deliver product vision, strategy, and roadmap
  • Entrepreneurial instincts with clear bias for informed action and track record of leading new initiatives with limited resources and support
  • Work cross functionally between Design, Graphics, Marketing, Engineering, QA, Legal and Production Support teams to facilitate and own new product development
  • Creation and management of timelines for full life cycle of products
  • Update and maintain timeline worksheets on a daily basis.
  • Retail Market Analysis and competitive shopping
  • Provide creative input into design and development of new products.
  • Collect and track all revisions from multiple sources such as, Legal, Management, Design, and Focus groups.
  • Manage and track prototype creation process, including timelines, budgeting, and approvals.
  • Responsible for the quality and compliance for all products.
  • Work with customer service team and QA team to resolve all product related issues.
  • Manage online reviews and implement strategies to constantly improve products.
  • Receive, review, and give comments on samples delivered from Asia.
  • Communicate daily with Asia via email and phone.
  • Travel to China is required (3-5 trips per year).
  • Perform administrative duties as required.
  • Engineering Background would be a plus

What We’ll Expect You to Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
  • 5+ years of experience in any of the following areas: Product Marketing, Brand Marketing, Category Management, Merchandising, or Strategy / Business Development
  • 5+ years of experience working with overseas factories in China.
  • Good understanding in consumer products regulations and requirements, specifically to Hair/Personal Care
  • Good understanding in consumer product testing process and be able to communicate with lab personnel.
  • Knowledge in different substrates and their attributes as it relates to production.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel.
  • Must have great communication skills and be comfortable speaking to overseas counterparts on the phone.
  • Ability to work in an extremely fast paced environment.
  • Adaptable to a rapidly changing business landscape.
  • Passionate about consumer products.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude.
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Must be a self-motivator, self-starter, and independent thinker.
  • Fluency in Mandarin is a plus.
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