NPD Manager

Profiles Creative
London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
New Product Development Manager, luxury skincare

£35,000 - £42,000 Fixed term contract-12 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a commercially savvy new product development manager, to work for a premier luxury skincare brand.

Working in the new product development team, you will support and manage the many exciting new products from concepts through to launch. The brands' products and treatments are the ultimate combination of science, nature and luxury. The NPD manager will be joining a boutique team working across seasonal and annual campaigns.

The New Product Development Manager's responsibilities:

*Full concept to launch skincare NPD, managed by CPA and activation plans for all projects/products
*Source packaging from global suppliers, build and maintain excellent relationships and look for innovation
*Research innovative, technical raw materials, and develop detailed formulation briefs
*Manage external suppliers - labs and agencies and coordinate all testing required for projects
including user trials
*Research product trends and competition in the market and present to management
*Manage art-worker, supply briefs and all information required to set up packaging artworks

The ideal New Product Development Manager:

*Must have proven experience as a project/product manager, ideally working within a product development role, preferably within the skincare or beauty industry.
*Strong commercial knowledge and appreciation of costs
*Working knowledge and experience of ingredients used in skincare
*Strong organizational skills - planning and managing CPAs
*Technical understanding of skincare and active ingredients
*Practical knowledge of artwork and print processes, and liaising with suppliers

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