Manager, Product Development & Marketing, Sephora Collection

Sephora San Francisco , CA 94105

Posted 8 months ago

Job ID: 166491

Location Name: CA-FSC SF Off (0174)

Address: 525 Market St, 32nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (US)

Job Type: Full Time

Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Regular

Job Function: Merchandising

Position Summary

This position is part of the US S+ Sephora Collection color cosmetic product development team. The US S+ Manager of Product Development & Marketing reports directly into the US S+ Director of Product Development and is responsible for driving new concepts in development of quality, trend and innovative first-to-market color cosmetic products for the Sephora Collection private label brand.

Your role at Sephora:

  • Manage the concept-to-launch execution of specific color, fasttrack and clean cosmetic product launches from a product development and product marketing point of view.

  • For selected new launches, responsible for driving all phases of new product development including: trend scouting and ideation, concept development, creation/issuance of marketing briefs, communication of key details with sourcing/development team, formula evaluation, shade validations, facilitation of trainer and consumer testing, obtaining of ingredient lists and development of marketing copy.

  • Partner with US Merchant team to drive all aspects of new product launches: product positioning/naming, shade selection, primary package identification and SRP.

  • Mentor and guide two direct reports on product positioning, shade assortments, problem solving on individual project assignments, create career pathing and growth plan.

  • Work closely with sourcing/development team on prioritization/time management to ensure all key marketing deadlines and milestones are tracked in order to make launch timing.

  • Support Director on creation of strategic presentation materials needed for Global meetings (new product launch decks, franchise strategy slides, product profiles, comps for sharing, etc.)

  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to finalize all primary and secondary product artwork from obtaining translations to coordinating Legal copy approvals, obtaining ingredient lists and gathering all regulatory information, to final artwork proofing and submission to vendor.

  • Team up with US S+ Regulatory and QC Assistant Manager to coordinate all necessary product efficacy and consumer testing. Determine testing perimeters, panel questions and necessary in-use testing specific to each product launch.

  • Ideate and legally confirm product franchise names, product names and product copy. Create and write detailed product education sheets to explain product positioning and key features and benefits.

  • Closely collaborate with Global team in Paris, sharing key project updates and ensuring select new launches meet Global needs and launch timing.

  • Maintain organized library of all internal batch approvals, formula comps and lab samples for owned projects.

  • Monitor weekly/monthly internal sales data and pulling relevant reports to help evaluate competitive landscape and influence new product ideas.

  • Stay abreast of the competitive market by researching beauty trends, studying social channels, shopping for trends/newness and translating into actual product concepts for development.

  • Demonstrate our Sephora values of Passion for Client Service, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect for All, Teamwork, and Initiative.

We're excited about you if you have:

  • Must have least 5+ years relevant work experience in color product development

  • Passion for color cosmetics

  • Be flexible and agile with constant changes and time restraints

  • Be a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Be open to internal and external feedback on products being developed

  • Ability to travel domestically/international for lab and Global partner visits

You'll love working here because:

  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams people you can be proud to work with.

  • The product. Employees enjoy a product discount and receive free product ("gratis") various times throughout the year. (Think your friends and family love you now? Just wait until you work at Sephora!)

  • The business. It feels good to win and Sephora is a leader in the retail industry, defining experiential retail with a digital focus and creating the most loved beauty community in the worldwith the awards and accolades to back it up.

  • The perks. Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation/holiday time off, commuter benefits, and "Summer Fridays" (half-days every Friday between Memorial and Labor Day)and so much more.

  • The LVMH family. Sephora's parent company, LVMH, is one of the largest luxury groups in the world, providing support to over 70 brands such as Louis Vuitton, Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Dior.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.


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