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The Estee Lauder Companies Global Vice President of Product Development -Aveda in Blaine, Minnesota
Global Vice President of Product Development -Aveda
America’s premier creator and marketer of plant-based haircare, skincare,
make-up, PureFume™ and lifestyle products seeks The Vice President of Global
Product Development to develop and drive the creation of innovative products
that meet the overall Aveda brand mission. Conceive and develop highly creative
concepts, products and rituals to support all Aveda product domains – hair
care/ styling/ color, skincare, professional, body and color. Ensure all products are launched on time, meet
high quality standards and most importantly always support Aveda mission
alignment. Practice an individual
commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility in the workplace.
Aveda employee will practice an individual commitment to sustainability and
environmental responsibility in the workplace. We aim to steer society in a
more sustainable direction for our benefit and the benefit of generations to
- Create a robust innovation pipeline that
promotes growth in all key regions while sustaining breakthrough innovation for
the fastest growing markets. Present new
product concepts to SVP and Senior Management.
- Define a Product Innovation Strategy that
supports brand growth in both retail and professional distribution; identify
need-gaps within existing product line-up and white space opportunities.
- Partner closely with Marketing,
Packaging and R&D throughout the development process.
- Direct R&D in the detailed
development of new or reformulated products and travel to all Estee Lauder
plants and third party manufacturers to provide on-site approvals when needed.
- Employ Corporate Innovation work in
platforms/ insights/ technology to add value to Product Development activities
- Initiate the creation of competitive
reviews of global activity and present in depth details to management.
- Attend and present at industry
conferences and lectures in order to stay abreast of market landscape.
- Provide product support to the regions
as needed (roundtable meetings, press events, etc)
- Lead Product Development team to follow
through on the entire product development process as follows:
out story angles, new ingredients, new clinical innovation and associated
imagery to support concepts.
existing products. Initiate, track and
report all test results. Generate claim
opportunities based on data.
product concept sheets and product profiles to support each new idea/innovation.
Lab Standard, FVL, Pilot and First Production Batches (on-site if necessary).
all products are formulated with technology that substantiates claims and supports
all PR, Education and Copy materials for alignment of communication as it was
intended with development and ensure accuracy and consistency of content.
- Present new product launches in
partnership with R&D and Marketing to Education, PR, Consumer Relations,
Creative, and International Groups.
- Collaborate with Legal team throughout
the development process in order to obtain their alignment upfront on concepts
and desired claims language. Facilitate
the development of product concept sheets and profiles.
- Cross-functional partnerships with
Global Marketing, R&D, Packaging, Global Education, Public Relations, Creative
and Quality Assurance:
detailed product concepts to fuel three-year innovation pipeline.
robust product profiles for every new product launch and deliver key product
points and messages in product profile turnover meeting.
reformulation requirements prior to initiating development work.
strategic influence to support brand needs.
strategic direction for new product development and partner with lab to support
a strategy for future innovations.
closely with R&D/BRD to identify new technologies, ingredients and formulas
for new product innovations.
breakthrough innovation by collaborating with R&D centers and innovation
hubs across the globe – NY, California, Korea, Japan, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
with outside vendors to leverage their unique capabilities to develop new
formulas that cannot be supported internally.
and support chemists and technicians to obtain the highest quality standard.
and approve consumer test designs to support product quality.
and review executive summaries from final test results. Assess and communicate implications of test
results on development of product to senior management.
with R&D, BRD, Clinical and Sensory to generate new storytelling and claims
Direct Product Development team to:
clear direction to Packaging on all formulation aspects including ingredients, actives,
viscosity, color, and formula limitations.
and approve proposed package submissions for evacuation, aesthetics, and
availability of components for launch samples (PR, Forecast, Market and
our resources with suppliers.
with lead esthetician to ensure all new product development leverages authentic
ayurvedic inspiration and supports the needs of Aveda estheticians.
with Pro Spa Education team in the validation and integration of new formulas
within the spa service.
with Pro Spa Education in the Clinical validation of all new Pro Spa formulas.
new product innovation details – key technology, benefits, claims, usage and
fit within overall product architecture.
reformulation information for existing line so materials remain updated.
and provide feedback on all training support materials.
Education presentation support as needed for new products regionally and
(Copy, Advertising, Design)
with SVP Creative to leverage Aveda stylist network to ensure hair formulas
(care/ styling/ color) meet performance standards.
new product innovation details – key technology, texture and development inspiration.
optimum climate for maximum creativity and support culture for learning and
opportunity to take risks (safely).
and maintain all product standards.
quality guidelines for new products.
- Develop, lead and mentor a high
performing product development team by investing in their development and
growth in order to drive performance and professional growth.
- Manage department budget – fiscal
requires 15 years relevant work experience in product development across
multiple product categories – hair, treatment, color.
track record of successful new product innovations.
requires strong leadership skills and project management skills.
written and verbal communications; strong presentation skills, ability to
personally organize and set priorities and to drive other people.
to successfully organize and manage multiple complex development programs.
to International markets required (approximately 25%).
We are an equal
Job: Product Development - R&D
Primary Location: Americas-US-MN-Blaine
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Number: 1912082
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