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New Product Development Manager (English Speaker)

Job description

Our client is a dynamic and rapidly growing startup based within the beauty sector based in Marbella and operating within the US market. They’re seeking an experienced Product Developer to join their team. 

You will work closely with the business owner in developing new and innovative beauty products. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the products meet the highest standards of quality, efficacy, and market appeal. This role requires a blend of creativity, technical expertise, and project management skills.

Your responsibilities and impact working as a Product Developer will be:

  • Product design and development:

    • Collaborate directly with the business owner to develop innovative beauty products

    • Conduct market research and analyze industry trends to identify opportunities for new product development

    • Create detailed product formulations, specifications, and prototypes using industry-standard tools and techniques

    • Test and refine prototypes, incorporating feedback from stakeholders and end-users

  • Project Management:

    • Develop and manage project timelines, ensuring all milestones are met within budget and on schedule

    • Coordinate with suppliers, manufacturers, and other external partners to source raw materials and packaging components

    • Oversee the production process, from initial concept to final product launch

    • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and quality control procedures.

  • Collaboration and Communication:

    • Work closely with the marketing team to develop product positioning, branding, and go-to-market strategies

    • Communicate effectively with internal teams and external partners to ensure alignment and successful project execution 

    • Prepare and present regular progress reports and updates to senior management

  • Continuous Improvement:

    • Monitor product performance and gather customer feedback to identify areas for improvement

    • Implement changes and updates to existing products to enhance their efficacy, quality, and user experience

    • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry developments, emerging technologies, and best practices in beauty product development

Skills, qualifications and interests you need to succeed in this role:

  • Bachelor’s OR Master’s degree in a related field

  • Proven experience in product development within the beauty industry

  • Experience in a start-up environment is essential

  • Located in or willing to relocate to Marbella or surrounding areas

  • Strong understanding of product development processes, from ideation to commercialisation

  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with the business owner and other team members

  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations related to beauty and personal care products

  • Creative thinking and a passion for beauty innovation

What’s in it for you?

  • Permanent contract

  • Compensation aligned with the market and experience

  • Being part of a growing international company & project within the beauty industry

  • Initially remote, with the potential for a transition to office-based work with hybrid flexibility

  • Start date: ASAP