The Estee Lauder Companies Assistant Manager, Global Product Development, Tom Ford Beauty in New York, New York

Assistant Manager, Global Product Development, Tom Ford Beauty

Brand: Tom Ford Beauty



  • Lead the execution and creation of all product concepts to support the innovation pipeline

  • Spearhead the development of the product profile process which is a critical document that informs the creation of all other support materials. Work closely with R&D to ensure it is accurate and exceptionally technical.

  • Actively lead the bi-weekly status with the R&D team to ensure all formula development is on track. Consistently maintain an updated program tracker for all projects.

  • Manage the claims testing process by creating a desired claims document, coordinating meetings with the claims team and legal, tracking changes and issuing a re-cap, reviewing the testing plan and lastly ensuring claims reports are received in a timely manner to support copy needs

  • Interact regularly with R&D, outside vendors and PD team members.

  • Manage new development process within the Innovation Portal, working closely with Global Marketing and R&D.

  • Collaborate with PD VP to evaluate new submissions against prototype or standard for all formula aesthetics. Manage the redirect process with R&D to ensure all formula modifications are conveyed clearly and precisely.

  • Maintain an updated log of all submissions received and their status.

  • Oversee submissions for Lab, Pilot and Production to ensure proper coding and organization

  • Manage day-to-day maintenance of development (reestablishment of standards, labeling submissions, etc) and assists in development of new programs, from concept to launch.

  • Partner with PD team in fleshing out product ideas concepts and writing product profiles.

  • Manage the use-up rate process partnering with R&D and Education.


  • Act as a resource within the PD community for innovation and development as it pertains to the men’s category.

  • Keep abreast of competitive product launches and new technologies.

  • Coordination of internal panel tests, track and tally test results and present to team.

  • Help source and identify new concepts, ingredients and product forms. Obtain research for new product ideas (visual and literal).

  • Assist in preliminary literature and competitive research for product presentations, to assist in identifying visual aids. Assist department in making presentation boards.

  • Attend Industry Forums when available in order to learn more on research and development in skincare.


  • Track internet beauty blog sites and pick up on trends to keep abreast of the marketplace activity.

  • Create a Competitive Ad resource (binder or electronic) for Men’s category launches.

  • Create and update competitive resources – Category Review Charts and Product Architecture Analysis

  • Create a Men’s Product Alert presentation featuring new launches, competitive launch events and market trends.

  • Perform monthly store visits to keep abreast of new launches, innovative marketing and merchandising tactics; report findings to team.

  • Maintain organized bins and filing system for competitive products.


  • 3 years’ experience within a beauty industry product development environment.

  • Strong creative and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication (verbal, written) skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications

  • Proficient in obtaining data through Mintel, NPD, etc

Job: Product Development - R&D

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Number: 186393