The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Global Package Development (GLAMGLOW) in Los Angeles, California

Manager, Global Package Development (GLAMGLOW)

Brand: Glamglow



GLAMGLOW® has grown from a conversation, originally designed for the Hollywood Entertainment, Music, Fashion and Award Industries, into an incredible success story. Sold in the world’s most notable global retailers and winner of numerous beauty awards, GLAMGLOW® is becoming globally recognized for SEXY, INNOVATE, FUN mud treatments that deliver instant visible results.

GLAMGLOW® is looking for an experienced committed personality to ‘Own it, Bring it, Dream it and Execute it’. Someone with the motivation, ambition and confidence to take a 3-year young start up brand and scale it into one of ELC’s mid-size portfolio brands. Welcome to GLAMGLOW and the World of GLAMLAND.

Position Summary:

This position will support GLAMGLOWs strategy by ensuring brand packaging is developed to the values and unrivaled quality, creativity and innovation. Support designated business segment by being the brand steward for the package, ensuring all aspects meet or exceed the quality, creative and product delivery requirements within a managed timeline and cost objective.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand that the first consumer experience is the package. Represent the culture and DNA of the brand or business segment being managed.

  • Drive innovation by presenting new packaging concepts, technologies and delivery systems to support new marketing, product development and design ideas.

  • Search new applicable technologies both within and outside our industry in order to continuously evaluate best practice and support product innovation.

  • With the assistance of senior development, provide a comprehensive feasibility of each concept or package that defines function, manufacturability, component cost, tooling estimates, preliminary development lead time, risk and global consistency.

  • Support the strategic management initiative by managing all aspects of the development process. Package feasibility, packaging outline development, component/package costing specifications and technical profiles, and supplier recommendation/selections.

  • Support on all finished goods, sampling programs, and kits (i.e. sachet, deluxe samples, beauty on the fly sizes, travel retail, and holiday)

  • Suggest tooling strategy to support both preliminary forecast and weekly rate of production requirements.

  • Build value analysis into every new development ensuring the construction and design provides the most cost effective way to achieve design criteria but also provide the best function and quality.

  • Manage projects through technical packaging to ensure design and construction meets all Estee Lauder engineering requirements.

  • Develop and implement package test plans for all projects. Work with manufacturing and quality engineering to define specifications, design criteria, and defect ranges to ensure optimal process flow from manufacture of components through filling and assembly.

  • Develop package specifications and validate that technical drawings clearly identify all aspects required to define the package.

  • Ensure all projects are completed and meet the intended design, quality, cost, functionality, and manufacturability objectives.

  • Ensure component production and filling/assembly are operating efficiently at optimal rate of production and meet the needs of the brand, corporation, regulatory and environmental legislation, and consumer safety.

  • Keep informed through colleagues, vendors, journals, professional affiliations, and seminars of new materials, process, and procedures.

  • With the assistance of senior development, provide detailed component timelines including all package development tasks and manage them.

  • Support Global Brand Supply Chain (GBSC) and Global Supplier Relations (GBR) with package development schedules and identify risks or ways to mitigate risks to support a component availability requirement.

  • Establish workload priorities to ensure all projects are managed within expected due dates.

  • Communicate and work closely with all development groups including Marketing, Product Development, R&D and Design.

  • Work with Packaging Operations to generate outlines efficiently and process artwork correctly and effectively.

  • Work with GBSC and GSR to manage specific project development and provide detail analysis on risk when required.

  • Build and cultivate relationships with Global Manufacturing and Engineering.




BA in Packaging Science, Engineering, or related field

CIPT or IOPP certification


5 years of relevant work experience

Experience in beauty or related industry with proven development experience


  • Proficiency in systems including Unique Package Definition Systems, MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and Timeline management system

  • Technical competency in analysis of geometric objects in 2 and 3 dimensions including understanding of clearances, fit and finish of packaging components and subcomponents

  • Knowledge of materials used in the construction and manufacturing of primary, secondary, and tertiary.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job: Manufacturing / Operations / Packaging

Primary Location: Americas-US-CA-Los Angeles

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

Job Number: 162857