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Product Development Manager

The Role

Purpose

Our Product Development team, work with the wider business to create and develop BEAUTY BAY own brand products. They look for gaps in the market, emerging trends or just really cool ideas to ensure our product offering remains new, innovative whilst addressing our customers’ needs.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Industry research and analysis, including competitor analysis and bench-marking
  • Identify gaps in the market for new products/trends
  • Present key trends, products, categories and ideas to the wider business
  • Develop and build product range, according to the product strategy
  • Formulation design for bespoke products
  • Creation of product formulation briefs ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Own the lifecycle management of product, whilst engaging, consulting and informing key stakeholders throughout the product development process e.g. product bible/fact sheet creation and management
  • Managing/liaising with external suppliers, manufacturers and labs, with the ability to influence when needed
  • Sample testing coordination to collate feedback
  • Compliance management and approval, including proofreading artwork for technical compliance
  • Achieve buy in from across the business by working collaboratively
  • Define and agree key success criteria to enable handover from ‘development’ to execution in other teams (brand, design, distribution etc)
  • Product owner of more complex projects, with increased responsibility and expectations

Person Specification

  • Strong experience in cosmetic and personal care product development
  • In depth knowledge of haircare, skincare and colour cosmetic formulations and formulation technology (emulsions, gels, balms, sprays, scrubs etc)
  • Experience in deadline-driven environments with the ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure
  • Strong understanding of industry standards, EU/US cosmetic regulatory compliance and claims substantiation standards

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