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

Manager, Global Product Development - Colour MAC

Brand: MAC



Work in tandem with Director and Senior Vice President on the innovation and development of quality products that meet brand strategy and are launched within Marketing Calendar timeframes. Specifically Lip category initiatives, as well as TR and excess kits. 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 Senior 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 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 Lip launches that address 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 lip 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.


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

  • Excellent organization, communication and follow-through 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.

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

  • College or University degree preferred.

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

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

  • Able to handle a fast-paced global business environment, work well under pressure and able to prioritize.

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and attention to detail.

  • Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills required.

  • Advanced PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows, Outlook

  • Excellent time management and follow-through skills with respect to detail.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, and level of work being performed in this position. It also reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified, and shall not be considered, as detailed description of all the work required inherent in the job. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, and it is subject to changes and exceptions at the discretion of supervisors.

Job: Product Development - R&D

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

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

Job Number: 191027