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Senior Manager, Skincare Product Development

San Francisco, CA

Posted: 11/20/2018 Job Category: Product Development Job Number: 103593

Title of Job: Senior Manager, Skincare Product Development 
Location: San Francisco
Company Description: Fast Growing beauty brand developer and wholesaler


The Senior Manager, Skincare Product Development will be responsible for managing and driving the day-to-day skincare development process, from concept to launch.  The position will be responsible for supplier communication, and management of relationships with cross-functional partners in packaging development, project management, sourcing, regulatory, quality assurance, and brand management.

  • Manage all phases of skincare formula development and new product innovation
  • Lead internal communication with cross-functional partners as it relates to product briefs, formula evaluation, copy and claims, artwork and regulatory deliverables
  • Monitor and maintain on-time delivery of critical project milestones
  • Manage daily communication with external partners
  • Evaluate formula submissions with team and management
  • Survey competitive landscape to develop best-in-class products by identifying trends and current and emerging competitors
  • Review all batch submissions as needed, including on-site approvals whenever necessary
  • Maintain key relationships with contract manufacturers. Conduct onsite development when necessary
  • Responsible for lab briefs and communication with labs/chemists
  • Lead and present innovation/concepts
  • Responsible for researching new ingredients, textures, products and packaging to allow for greater innovation



  • College degree with 7+ years relevant work experience in skincare product development
  • Experience and strong relationships with domestic and international suppliers
  • Passionate about skincare and the beauty industry
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects through strong prioritization and planning
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, often-changing collaborative environment
  • Is a self-starter, able to work independently and take initiative
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrate a can-do attitude, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Is a team player, flexible and able to adapt to changes
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with exceptional attention to detail
  • Domestic and international travel is required (about 25%)

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