The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Global Product Development-Colour Eye Category in New York, New York

Manager, Global Product Development-Colour Eye Category

Brand: MAC



Work in tandem with Director and Vice President on the innovation and development of quality products that meet brand strategy and are launched within Marketing Calendar timeframes. Specifically Eye category initiatives. Candidates must be experienced, independent, professional and flexible, have exceptional communication skills, have proficiency in Calendar, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and possess the ability to independently manage multiple tasks efficiently.


  • Work closely with Director and Vice President to present new launch options for 3 year innovation calendar by analyzing competitive offerings and meeting with vendors to evaluate innovation.

  • Coordinate formula approval process between outside vendor and R&D. Ensure that specific formula/shade issues are respected and understood.

  • Analyze past performance and market trend to create and present shade lineups for consideration by Director

  • Issue lineups once approved by SVP/VP of PD and Marketing

  • Independently review and re-direct submissions until desired attributes and performance are achieved from lab level through first production.

  • Working directly with Director, develop targeted Eye Category launches that address textural, colour and pop trends. Work closely with Colour/Trend house to identify key colour moments.

  • Work with marketing to create TR and excess kit lineups for senior management approval/sign off.


  • Work with Marketing, Research and Development, Global Brand Supply Chain, Packaging, and Creative to ensure smooth product introduction and execution to market.

  • Ensure all key timetable dates are met in coordination with Global Brand Supply Chain.

  • In coordination with Director, responsible for US and foreign on-site shade and formula development and production approvals.

  • Travel on own for on-site approvals


  • Manage distribution of lab standards to marketing and other counter-parts once lab standards are established

  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities of seasonal intern, temp, or PA.

  • Purchase, evaluate, and track all new competitive Eye Category products

  • Track key trends, the competitive environment and participate in brainstorming meetings for new product concepts.

  • Attend industry conferences and lectures to keep informed of new product and packaging directions and trends.



  • Position requires 3-4 years of product development experience in a fast paced, high pressure corporate environment requiring little supervision.

  • Mature professional demeanor, particularly for interacting with senior management. Highly confidential.

  • Strong interpersonal skills required and ability to exercise professional discretion and judgment.

  • Undergraduate College Degree preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point

  • Strong skills in tactile/aesthetic evaluation of cosmetic products as well as the ability to communicate product understanding

  • Ability to work independently and think creatively and brainstorm new ideas to stay ahead of the market curve

  • Confidently handle a fast-paced global business environment, work well under pressure and able to prioritize, manage multiple priorities and attention to detail.

  • Excellent organization, communication, follow-through and time management skills with a keen eye for detail.

  • Multi-functional, flexible, to handle ever changing priorities.

  • Strong written, oral, and presentation-based communication skills.

  • Flexibility in travel - Job requires both domestic and foreign travel

  • Well versed in social media and social network activities and trends.

  • Excellent computer skills required - Advanced PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows, Outlook

Job: Product Development

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: 1812829