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Director Of Product Development

West Hollywood, California, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Academic / Research
Project Management
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Full time
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What the Product Development Director position is all about

At evolvetogethertm, we make daily essentials for people who care about living well and doing good every day. There are 8 billion and one reasons to care. From the water we drink to the air we breathe, nearly 8 billion of us share this one beautiful planet. That's why we make quality daily essentials stamped with global coordinates to remind us that we're all connected no matter our race, gender, religion or where we live.

The Product Development Director role will lead the product development process from ideation to launch for the entire brand portfolio of daily essentials, with a focus on personal and skin care. The ideal candidate must be a pro at project management with a sophisticated taste level and has a broad network in beauty sector to leverage for packaging and product innovations, category research, product development and contract manufacturing.

What you'll do:
  • Oversee the product development lifecycle from concept to launch, while ensuring on-time delivery of critical project milestones, budgets, and quality control goals.
  • Work with CEO/founder to bring her vision to life, balancing cost and commercial requirements.
  • Facilitate day-to-day communications and manage timelines with existing suppliers and manufacturers focusing on in building strong and trusted relationships with overseas and domestic partners.
  • Define the future product roadmap and optimize current product portfolio in accordance with brand development philosophy.
  • Lead communication with cross-functional departments on product briefs, copy, artwork, packaging briefs, formula feedback and timelines.
  • Work with marketing & creative teams on packaging design and copy that creates an on-brand experience.

· Partner with creative on packaging handover ensuring specs and detailed product information is correct, problem solving any pre-production issues.
  • Partner with CFO/COO to manage and negotiate product costs and suggest retail pricing.
  • Spearhead market, competitive, scientific & industry research relevant to development process.
  • Support international registration processes, including compliant artwork and claims creation.

· Ensure product quality is delivered to spec by contract manufacturers.
  • Identify, create and manage relationships with new and existing manufacturing partners.
  • Follow up as needed to ensure all samples and orders are being properly shipped and arriving on schedule.
  • Work with wholesale sales and DTC teams to forecast and meet product inventory needs.
  • you are:
  • Product centric person with a strong sense of curiosity and problem solving.
  • Have 7+ years of full-time experience as a product developer preferably in beauty or personal care.
  • Strong understanding of natural and elevated product compositions and ingredients and scents for personal care and beauty/skincare market.
  • Experience working with domestic and global manufacturers and suppliers
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and communicate cross functionally with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrates ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and successfully. Is a doer- not just a director
  • Possesses strong project management skills: one who thinks ahead and anticipates needs-you're never satisfied with the status quo, always thinking "how can we do this better?
  • Hard working with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Operates as a "partner" / in it together and naturally builds relationships with internal teams and external manufacturing partners
  • Comfortable working independently, but also knows when to ask for help
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and energetic environment
  • A passionate ambassador of the brand and has experience in natural based and sustainability focused products and packaging

What will you experience at evolvetogethertm?
  • As we are a high growth DTC & wholesale business, you will get exposure to all functions and the leadership team and have opportunities for rewarding career advancement.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance.
  • A focus on doing good. every day.
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees
  • PTO
  • An amazing employee discount.

Evolvetogethertm provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
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