The Product Manager helps translate the brand vision into strategies that deliver sales and profit growth by managing the concept creation and commercialization of new product launches, analyzing consumer insights to support key brand and/orstrategic initiatives, and maintaining an strong understanding of the external marketplace in both personal care and fragrance.
-Responsible for commercializing new personal care products specific to product/formula objectives, packaging objectives and design brief, product prototype evaluation versus objectives, and packaging prototyping evaluation.
-Partners in architecting the Brand assortment to include: sub-brand positioning and identifying key competitors; identify new products and re-stages, developing communication and training for both internal and external customers.
-Actively participates in self-career development through On-Boarding Program and Development Planning process.
-May serve as a resource and mentor to new associates
BUILDS ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITY
-Cultivate relationship with cross functional partners to enhance the product development process
-Conduct category-specific patterning, specifically: selection of competitors, and product related patterning including positioning, sizing, pricing, etc.
-Must have a curiosity for the beauty category with the ability identify and articulate likes/dislikes and the customer point of view.
This position is responsible for supporting the execution of the product categories/ accessories. The focus is also to assist in the delivery of sales and profit growth by helping manage the commercialization of new product launches, analyzing consumer insights to support key brand and/or strategic initiatives, and maintaining a strong understanding of the external marketplace in respective category.
•6-8years of work experiencerequired, with 3+ years in Retail, Beauty or CPG brand management or product development
•Experience patterning of competitors and marketplace, sees the opportunities, and an ability to turn ideas into recommendations quickly
•Balance of creativity and conceptual thinking with analytical and project management skills
•Flexibility and agility in managing complex deliverables in a fast-paced retail environment
Strong track record of flawless commercialization execution
•Demonstrated ability to anticipate commercialization challenges, problem solve and follow through with increasingly minimal guidance required
•Demonstrated aptitude for strategic and creative merchandising skills, including design and fragrance evaluation
•Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and increasingly influence cross-functional partners
•Demonstrated knowledge of retail fundamentals, with increasing ability to translate into business strategies
•Strong team and interpersonal skills
•BS/BA degree in Marketing or related field; MBA preferred
An equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We only hire individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
Job ID: CON00121