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The Estee Lauder Companies VP, Global Product Development, Makeup - Estee Lauder in New York, New York

VP, Global Product Development, Makeup - Estee Lauder

Brand: Estée Lauder - Brand



The Vice President of Global Product Development, Makeup, will develop innovative products that drive aspiration of the Estee Lauder brand. Develops product pipeline that supports the key drivers of the Makeup strategy, with unique color products, stories, and complexion products that meets the needs of Estee Lauder women around the world.



Oversee development of ongoing product pipeline of all key makeup categories and hero franchises (Envy, Double

Wear, Futurist):

  • Ideate and present new product concepts to SVP and Senior Management.

  • Identify needs and portfolio gaps

  • Initiate competitive reviews of worldwide makeup activity, and maintain pulse on key emerging trends

  • Seek out and utilize consumer insights to drive innovation


Lead Makeup Product Development team throughout NPL process, partnering cross functionally with Marketing, R&D, Packaging, Education, Public Relations, Creative, and Quality Control:


  • Seek out story angles, new ingredients and associated imagery to support concepts.

  • Create positioning statements and Fact Sheets to support each new idea/innovation.

  • Present new product presentations (e.g. Product Turnovers) with R&D to Consumer Relations, Training, Creative, and International Groups.


  • Work with regions to ensure local relevancy in messaging and product propositions


  • Direct R&D in the detailed development of new or reformulated products, and travel to all Estee Lauder plants and Suppliers when needed.

  • Oversee product and claims testing. Initiate, track and report all test results.

  • Approve Lab Standard, FVL, Pilot and First Production Batches (on-site if necessary)

  • Review all PR bulletins, Education bulletins and Copy for alignment of communication as it was intended with development and ensure accuracy of content.


  • R&D:

  • Collaborate with chemists and technicians to develop highest quality formulas

  • Help design consumer test to ensure product quality.

  • Review product test results and provide recommendations to leverage in messaging and marketing

  • Work with R&D to generate claim opportunities for ongoing storytelling


  • provide clear direction to Packaging on all formulation aspects to support appropriate packaging developemtn ( ingredients, actives, viscosity, color, and formula limitations).

  • evaluate and approve proposed package submissions for evacuation, aesthetics, and functionality.

Global Education

  • Present product details for new and existing portfolio

  • Review training templates.

Creative (Copy, Advertising, Design)

  • Co-create product inspiration, messaging, and campaign themes

Quality Control

  • Create and maintain all product standards for new and existing products

  • Establish quality guidelines for new products.

  • Develop, lead, mentor and build a strong team.

  • Manage department budget



  • Undergraduate College degree; MBA preferred.

  • 12 years relevant work experience in product development.

  • Proven track record of successful new product innovations.

  • Strong leadership skills, flexibility, and creative problem solving to successfully organize and manage multiple complex development programs.

  • Travel to International markets and suppliers required (up to 25%).


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: 1817471

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact