Fashion Identity


BEAUTY: Product Development Manager – Iconic Australian Brand (Syd)

$ K

Are you passionate about beauty? My client is seeking a creative, passionate and experienced Product Development who is ready to take on their dream job within a company offering great opportunities, culture, growth & benefits.

This instrumental role will see you use qualitative and quantitative data to source and produce innovative products for both Australian and international markets. The successful candidate must have current relationships with packaging and fill manufactures in the cosmetics, self-tan and skincare industry.


Tasks include but are not limited to:

Product Development and Project Management

  • Work with CEO, Product Developer and Marketing/Brand Manager to develop an innovative NPD strategy and pipeline on a 24-month cycle.
  • Responsible for the NPD calendar and producing all launches on time and within budget.
  • Own the brand product style guidelines to guarantee the brand identity, ensuring that all NPD decisions are in line with the brands’ ‘voice’.
  • Identify, source and develop on brand product concepts for new product ranges
  • Development of products, in the colour, skincare and tanning categories brief in and approve initiatives to support the brand proposition and execute on projects as required.
  • Manage all phases of formula development, packaging and new product innovation, including all briefing, sourcing and communication with contract manufacturers, chemists and labs.
  • Manage production, approvals and review batch submissions.
  • Introduce the business to a network of global beauty manufacturers and establish relationships with existing 3rd party suppliers and laboratories to develop best-in-class formulas
  • Responsible for packaging and componentry development working with the -Product Developer & graphic design team to get the best design outcomes and bring creative concepts to completion (from creative brief to finished art).
  • Responsible for developing the specifications and overseeing all sourcing and supplier management and liaison for all secondary packaging (on new and updates to existing) and ensuring on time delivery, and ensuring packaging is in line with COGs requirements.
  • Oversee creative development to support all launch and marketing activity including product photography and copywriting requirements
  • Maintain an archive and library of samples of prior packaging and retain production samples -including approvals.
  • Manage timelines to ensure delivery, correct allocation to retailers and on time launch.
  • Develop COGS worksheets for all new launches or product changes including product forecast and inventory requirements.
  • Oversee all stock management requirements and develop plans to manage deletions & stock exits.
  • Manage and execute on all stock write-offs as approved by CEO.
  • Complete product evaluation, planning and forecasting for all new launches
  • Adhere to quality control standards, policies and procedures including consumer testing.
  • Attend innovation tradeshows – locally and globally.
  • Prepare, file and compile regulatory correspondence and applications
  • Liaise with local and international authorities to register and then monitor the registration of products throughout their lifecycle
  • Ensure product registrations are complete in-time for product launches



  • Manage reporting on all financials for the product range – including a pricing strategy.
  • Responsible for achieving sales and COGS targets.
  • Confidently negotiate cost of goods to get the best outcome for the business
  • Managing within product sampling budget and achieving and reporting on product sampling initiatives.
  • Provide input into annual forecast for the brand and monthly reporting on progress in the monthly P&L reporting meeting.


Team responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development of business processes.
  • Contributes to the development of team members.
  • Is an active and energetic contributor to all business projects as required.


Your success in this role will be dependent on the following skills & experience:

  • Experience within Skincare/ Beauty industry is a MUST
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and NPD experiences
  • Experience with product registration for global markets is beneficial
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Tertiary qualified
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Demonstrable and impressive track record of achievement in revenue growth, management of budgets and developing relationships with agency and publisher partners
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Great interpersonal communication skills and well-presented
  • Effective time management and the ability to meet deadlines
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Highly organized with the ability to forecast and forward plan
  • An understanding of the cosmetics and general beauty industry is essential
  • An instinct for style and an eye for aesthetics.
  • A good communicator and can build relationships with a network of suppliers


What are you waiting for?

If interested please send your CV in WORD FORMAT to


Please note only those applicants who fit the brief will be contacted in relation to their application.

Job Code: 4864