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Product Development Director (EN/KR)- 1655371
Port Washington, NY
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Job Summary:

Product Development Director to support in overseeing every element of the product from design to launch and beyond while ensuring it delivers value to both customers and business. The PD Director reports directly to the CEO. The ideal candidate is sharp, highly analytical, well-disciplined, and logically minded with a strong design/fashion/trend sense. Experience in working with factories and vendors in fashion, beauty, and/or cosmetics is required.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

•Manage and coordinate communication with design, R&D, and production teams in the U.S., Korea, and China

•Orchestrate the end-to-end product development process by collaborating with all departments involved to ensure operational excellence, both for new products and changes to existing products

•Creates unique color concepts, based on color & trend forecasting

•Identifies formula and shade prototypes and manages briefs to R&D

•Manages Formula Evaluation & Stability: track and evaluate all internal and external formulas, providing assessment and redirection where needed

•Translates R&I platform technologies into consumer relevant ideas/benefits/RTB

•Attends key trade shows for emerging innovations to identify breakthrough product, package or trend opportunity.

•Leads comprehensive analysis on both category and segments to determine overall product & shade trends and white space opportunities

•Collects consumer and market insights and findings for formula, design, and shade development

•Oversee the design and manufacture and plan how to market and promote the product

• Market research and generate ideas for products based on market research

•Plan and manage product development schedule

• Assess competitors and product market data

•Provide management with analyses and reports

•Specify and oversee the research and product/consumer test needed


•Minimum 8+ years of experience in a similar role for a beauty, cosmetics, fashion, or related business

•At least 5+ years in Market insights

•Synthesis: Consolidation of various research into learning (insightful summaries); Synthetize multiple data sets into one cohesive story

•Curate and create highly impactful presentations of insights (articulate, strategic, self-motivated

•High attention to detail

•Passion for beauty, fashion, knowledge on the category

•Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, ERP/PLM experience

•A well-organized and self-driven individual, passionate about streamlined processes and quality product

•Must be a critical thinker and have an interest in innovation

•Drive to create groundbreaking products, and create exponential success

•Data-driven method for decision-making using KPIs and metrics

•Bilingual in Korean and English preferred

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