Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Williamsburg


Director of Product Development

Seeking a smart and savvy individual to lead the Product Development team at an elevated hair care brand! In this integral role, you will oversee the development of new and existing formulas for the brand’s extensive hair care line. Through collaboration with internal teams, you will work to source and produce all of the brand’s lines staying within budget and deadlines. Your ability to track many existing projects along with demonstrated understanding of the product development industry will help you thrive in this role.

Your day-to-day:

- Product Development: Managing internal PD lifecycle from start to finish, aligning all releases with larger brand goals and long-term calendar Scheduling and leading new concept brainstorms Attending product kick-offs and creating briefs, budget targets, and timelines Conducting competitive research with regards to packaging, copy, and ingredients Partnering with Sales team to understand product needs to a regional level Working with R&D teams to test and research new product formulas Working with external production teams to design packaging and approve labels Ensuring compliance with all federal hair care regulations
- Project Management Building out processes for efficiency and long-term launch tracking Designing and implementing a comprehensive system for documenting all processes, formulas, feedback, etc. Sourcing and building relationships with materials vendors; flexibility to travel required Staying updated on current packaging and product innovations
- Testing/Sample Management Supervising focus group testing Ensuring global compliance throughout all stages of PD Taking control of efficacy testing and managing Thoroughly QA checking all outgoing product at every step of the way
- Managing and delegating to a mid-sized team of PD professionals Requirements:

- At least 5-10+ years of experience in product development within hair care, with 3+ years of experience in a managerial role
- Thorough understanding of research methods and product development methods within the hair care category
- Existing relationships with materials vendors
- Experience navigating product testing, R&D, and long-term budget forecasting
- Strong analytical and communication skills
- Proven desire to innovate and change the brand for the better
- High standard of work

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