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Senior Manager, New Product Launch

Job title: Senior Manager, New Product Launch
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Beauty
Remote: No
Reference: 463676
Contact name: Nora Gillern

Job description

Our client is a fast growing female founded personal care/body care brand that is looking for a new New Product Launch Senior Manager to join their team!


Job Title: Senior Manager, New Product Launch

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports to: VP, Product Development

Location: New York, NY (Hybrid)


Who You Are:

A strategic new product launch manager and executer with 4+ years of experience in the beauty, cosmetics, or personal care industry. You will partner closely with cross-functional teams and ensure on time, on budget launches of innovative new products. With knowledge of the full lifecycle of product launches, you will play a key role in bringing new products to market.


What You’ll Do:

• Work closely with the VP, Product Development to support launch execution and drive NPD timing throughout the product development life cycle

• Strong experience developing and executing timelines to support launch calendars, identifying and monitoring overall project plan, milestones, and critical paths in order to achieve target launch dates

• Demonstrated ability working with and driving critical steps in NPD from formulation, packaging, testing, and artwork, to industrialization and first production

• Manage key processes in formula industrialization, including technical testing, claims testing, scale up and pilot approvals

• Experience developing and sourcing packaging, including secondary packaging, displays, samples and promotional materials

• Manage operational artwork process with marketing and creative operations, including information turnover, creative briefing, artwork tracking and approvals

• Partner closely with Operations to manage key milestones between PD and Ops including line trials and qualifications, supporting overall commercialization timing

• Define and establish quality standards and refresh as needed

• Manage and track sales and press samples for new launches

• Timeline support to cross-divisional teams to maintain dates and keep projects on track

• Act as a resource within the NPD community for innovation and development

• Keep abreast of competitive product launches and new technologies

• Provide support with sourcing and identifying new concepts, ingredients, and product forms. Obtain research for new product ideas (visual and literal)

• Attend Industry Forums & trade shows to learn more about research and development in our category and source potential new vendors and leads


What You’ll Bring to the Team:

• 4+ years of relevant industry experience in product development, NPD project management or launch operations in cosmetics and/or personal care; demonstrated knowledge of cosmetics, CPG, and beauty product development a must; experience working on a early stage team, a plus

• Direct experience managing and launching new products including working with the full product development lifecycle

• Knowledge of research and development processes and protocols, understanding of both US and EU regulations and testing procedures

• Experience working with external vendors to track progress and timelines

• Proficiency with G-Suite, Slack, and Project Management Software; Experience with ERP

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