VP of Product Development
Company: Biotech, Emeryville, CA
Posted on: December 9, 2018
Company is seeking a VP of Product Development to lead the strategic and innovative development of new skincare and personal care products. This role will work closely with the SVP of Personal Care and manage a growing team in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a highly-organized, business-minded individual with a passionate and collaborative spirit.
Responsibilities Lead new product strategy and development team for Biossance through rapid expansion including new lines such as Baby, Men and hair. Develop innovative products based on deep understanding of global consumer trends and market demand. Lead team overseeing product life-cycle from marketing brief to delivery at the warehouse, including formula, specifications, packaging, COGS, and margin. Develop and approve new and reformulated skincare products based upon product quality, performance, and timelines. This includes oversight of product quality evaluation, research, packaging standards and overall attributes. Oversee global expansion of Biossance product portfolio, including regulatory requirements for each country. Lead the team in optimizing resources, defining and respecting launch conditions, coordinating activities with support departments in US and abroad; issuing updates on any risks and ensuring product availability in line with commitments. Ensure education and creative content is clear and accurate based on product efficacy claims, testing and regulatory requirements. Recruit, develop and lead new product development team; ensure cross-training and building of knowledge and expertise. Guide and assist team and peers in overcoming hurdles, as well as provide technical feasibility for new product concepts, manufacturing capabilities, ingredient selection, and tracking industry trends. Attend trade shows and events for personal growth and for Biossance team support. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Science, ideally with a background in business. Master’s degree preferred. 15+ years’ experience in leading product development in the cosmetics industry. 8+ years supervisory/management experience Extensive experience managing multiple projects and rapidly shifting priorities. Expert knowledge and understanding of new product development process with experience in sourcing of components and packaging. Knowledge of formulation, ideally in skincare. Excellent team player with sense of ownership and accountability. Ability to motivate and influence cross-functional teams and stakeholders across the organization to execute projects/programs. Ability to combine creative problem solving, consumer insight understanding and an aptitude for strategic thinking in a fluid environment. Energetic, self-motivated, and the ability to act with a sense of urgency, intensity and integrity. Expert level interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. Proficient in MS Project. Ability to travel 20% of the time. Excellent written and verbal skills Embrace Company Core Values Adherence to Company Safety Policies and Procedures
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