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Manager, Product Development

Company: The Ouai
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

OUAI is a rapidly growing prestige brand reflecting Founder Jen Atkin's simple philosophy - "Life is hard. Looking good should be easy." Our product categories include hair care, body care, fragrances, supplements and merch. OUAI products are sold globally and can be found at key retailers including ULTA, Sephora, Target and Kohl's, as well as online at our flagship site () and Amazon. What's it like to work here? Our culture is driven by our brand ethos (fun, purposeful and approachable) and our 5 Culture Codes. (1.) We Aren't Afraid to Go First. (2.) We Don't Compete, We Collaborate. (3.) We Ask Questions to Find the Best Answers. (4.) We Keep it Real, No Matter What. (5.) We Work Hard and Live Well. Our flexible trust-based culture is rooted in respect, empathy, and compassion and is driven by employees who love doing great work and care deeply about the brand and each other. The Role?We are looking for a Product Development Manager to join the OUAI team! This role will report to the Director of Product Development and is critical to the success of the Product Development Team. Keeping the customer and user experience in mind, this role will help bring high-quality, high-performing products to life.What You'll Do:

  • Manage and execute all phases of the new product development process from concept to launch
  • Create and distribute Product Development Requests, providing specific directions to CMs regarding product attributes and expectations for NPD
  • Partner with the packaging team to develop appropriate delivery systems and aesthetics for all products
  • Oversee the evaluation and redirects of formula submissions from lab to production
  • Work closely with CMs to ensure the product meets all requirements for costs, appearance, application, texture, usage etc.
    • Manage multiple project development milestones and final project timelines at once
    • Manage and align on claim substantiation plan with TPD Director, P&G regulatory & legal
    • Create systems for efficiencies that benefit the department
    • Assess and remove roadblocks to ensure timely completion of projects
    • Partner with the Brand to ensure claims, ingredients, features, and benefits are aligned
      • Manages day-to-day communication with CMs, ingredients suppliers, regulatory, and cross-functional teams
      • Support the Director of Product Development to provide answers to the PR and communications team for press questions regarding formula, ingredients, and efficacy
      • Attend domestic tradeshows to stay abreast of trends and industry happenings What You'll Bring:
        • The Culture Code we hope you will bring is "We ask questions to find the best answers". This reflects a deep commitment to curiosity, learning, and improvement.
          • 4+ years of relevant experience in Product Development in cosmetics or personal care
          • Bachelor's Degree preferred
          • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
          • Interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
          • Critical thinking and problem-solving
            • Ability to take ownership of projects while being collaborative
            • Role is based in Los Angeles, hybrid Benefits
              • Annual Base Salary range - 80,000 - 90,000 a year (based on experience)
              • Medical + Dental + Vision
              • Unlimited PTO
              • 25+ Paid Holidays
                • Matching 401k program
                • Quarterly OUAI Product Stipend + Employee Discounts
                • Flex Fridays
                • Employee HSA and FSA
                • Charity matching and education reimbursement
                  • Hybrid work reimbursement
                  • Move Your OUAI (Exercise Reimbursement)

Keywords: The Ouai, Los Angeles , Manager, Product Development, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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