The Estee Lauder Companies Executive Director, Global Product Development, Bumble and bumble in New York, New York

Executive Director, Global Product Development, Bumble and bumble

Brand: Bumble and bumble


Bumble and bumble is a fast-growing, luxury hair care brand located in NYC. It started as an NYC salon and evolved into a multi-million dollar brand comprised of 2 salons, a product company that houses a strong in-house creative agency, a direct sales force, and a university for hairdressers and salon owners. To this day we are committed to cultivating creativity while remaining deeply and passionately dedicated to the craft, culture and commerce of hairdressing.

Position Summary:

Bumble and bumble is seeking an experienced and innovative individual to direct all product development functions, both for existing product lines and for those currently in development. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Product Development, this detailed oriented and process driven leader will drive and deliver against brand objectives relating to new and existing as well as key creative initiatives and manager cross functional teams for multiple projects against aggressive deadlines. This role has a matrix reporting line into the Global General Manager, Bumble and bumble.


  • Drive new product innovation in partnership with marketing, salon management, editorial and salon stylists, Creative artistry, internal and external R&D.

  • Work closely with these key partners to be able to executive against brand vision and strategy, taking into account consumer insights, market trends, stylists and salon needs, competitive intelligence.

  • Spearhead and manage all product programs from concept to launch, directing vendors and R&D on development and delivery of formulas, fragrances, packaging and brand messaging

  • Ensure fluid communication and partnership between Creative, Marketing, Operations, Packaging, Education and Sales teams in all areas related to product-to-marketing timeline

  • Create and deliver key product formula messaging for all marketing, sales and educational initiatives

  • Maintain worldwide compliancy for all formulas and packaging

  • Drive product claims validation and formulas tests in partnership with R&D partners

  • Manage departmental budget and PD team


  • History of high level performance exhibited in leadership role in Product Development with 10 years of experience in the development of beauty products from concept to launch. Experience with hair care and styling products a plus.

  • Demonstrated experience leading creative and innovative teams via established and reliable processes and producing results against aggressive timetables.

  • Experience working and thriving in an entrepreneurial and creativity driven environment

  • Joint partnership with creative in order to provide innovation and brand relevant options on short timeframes

  • Skilled in implementing strategic initiatives

  • Strong relationship building abilities

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Awareness of and interest in trends and lifestyle aspects that influence the hair industry such as fashion, cosmetics, and social trends

  • Ability to inspire and motivate

  • Product formulation knowledge a plus

  • Fragrance knowledge a plus

Undergraduate degree required

Job: Product Development

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Number: 181064