Posted Wednesday 20 January 2021
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Product Development Manager - Fashion / Clothing / Cosmetics / Skincare / Fragrance

North West England

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Role: Product Development Manager – Fashion / Clothing / Cosmetics / Skincare / Fragrance

Location: Greater Manchester

Salary: 30 – 36 K

The Job:

Due to exciting category expansion, an opportunity has arisen for a Colour Cosmetic Product Development Manager to join a leading global beauty business based in the Manchester area. The role will have responsibility for overseeing the complete product development process from concept to launch working closely with the R&D, Technical and Design teams.


  • Managing the product development process for your assigned products and categories
  • Work to a critical path and coordinate across teams, to ensure project deadlines are met
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, Technical and China NPD teams for successful delivery of product lines
  • Keep a close eye on market trends, being able to correctly identify and size opportunities at both macro and micro level, presenting insights to the NPD Director
  • Help to present and sell-in trends to Senior Management & Clients
  • Identify key opportunities for product development appropriate to our key account needs
  • Arranging cosmetic and component samples, reviewing any sampling problems using creative solutions to deliver high quality products
  • Generate product costings to support customer quotations, including negotiating savings with China team

About You:

  • Experience in fashion/clothing, cosmetic, skincare or fragrance product management and development
  • Experience of developing products from identifying customer needs to presenting a solution
  • A keen interest in trend analysis
  • Trade sales experience will be an advantage
  • Highly organised and able to work on multiple projects at once
  • Reactive, able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Able to work autonomously and not afraid to take on responsibility 
  • Passionate about all things beauty!

If you’re looking for a new challenge and this role sounds of interest, hit the apply button!

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