The Estee Lauder Companies Manager, Package Development in United States

Manager, Package Development

Brand: Le Labo



Brand Steward

  • Understand that the first consumer experience is the package. Represent the culture and DNA of the brand or business segment being managed.

Package Concept Feasibility

  • Drive innovation by presenting new packaging concepts, technologies and delivery systems to support new Marketing, Product Development and Design ideas.

  • Search new applicable technologies both within and outside our industry in order to continuously evaluate best practice and support product innovation.

  • With the assistance of senior development, provide a comprehensive feasibility of each concept or package that defines function, manufacturability, component cost, tooling estimates, preliminary development lead time, risk and global consistency.

Project Management

  • Support the Strategic Management Initiative by managing all aspects of the development process.

  • Package Feasibility.

  • Packaging outline development.

  • Component/ Package costing specifications and technical profiles.

  • Supplier recommendation /selection.

  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (Pre-Design Turnover and Post Business Award).

  • Suggest tooling strategy to support both preliminary forecast and weekly rate of production requirements.

  • Build value analysis into every new development ensuring the construction and design provides the most cost effective way to achieve design criteria but also provide the best function and quality.

  • Manage projects through Technical Packaging to ensure design and construction meets all Estee Lauder engineering requirements.

  • Develop and implement package test plans for all projects.

  • Work with Manufacturing and Quality Engineering to define specifications, design criteria and defect ranges to ensure optimal process flow from manufacture of components through filling and assembly.

  • Develop package specifications and validate that technical drawings clearly identify all aspects required to define the package.

  • Ensure all projects are completed and meet the intended design, quality, cost, functionality, and manufacturability objectives.

  • Ensure component production and filling/assembly are operating efficiently at optimal rate of production.

  • Ensure that packages/components meet the needs of the Brand, corporation, Regulatory and Environmental Legislation, and consumer safety.

  • Keep informed through colleagues, vendors, journals, professional affiliations, and seminars of new materials, processes, and procedures.

Timeline Management

  • With the assistance of senior development, provide detailed component timelines including all package development tasks and manage them.

  • Support Global Brand Supply Chain (GBSC) and Global Supplier Relations (GSR) with package development schedules and identify risks or ways to mitigate risks to support a component availability requirement.

  • Identify and inform GBSC and GSR of any risks and or delays during the course of development.

  • Establish workload priorities to ensure all projects are managed within expected due dates.

Direct and Indirect Management

  • Communicate and work closely with all development groups including Marketing, Product Development, R&D and Design.

  • Work with Package Operations to generate outlines efficiently and process artwork correctly and effectively.

  • Work with GBSC and GSR to manage specific project development and provide detail analysis on risk when required.

  • Build and cultivate relationships with Global Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering.

Minor Merchandising development

  • Punctually brief vendors, develop, and review technical specifications to produce stores display elements (metal, wood, plexi materials)


Education, Direct Experience and Technical Skill:

Education / Certification

  • Minimum BS degree in Packaging Science or Engineering.

  • CIPT or IOPP certification.

Direct Experience

  • 5 years experience in cosmetic package development.

  • Experience in beauty or related industry with proven development experience.

  • Proficiency in computer systems including Unique Package Definition Systems, MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Timeline management systems.

Technical Competency

  • Technical competency in analysis of geometric objects in 2 and 3 dimensions including understanding of clearances, fit and finish of packaging components and subcomponents.

  • Knowledge of materials used in the construction and manufacturing of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging including but not limited to:

  • Injection molding.

  • Extrusion molding.

  • Metal forming.

  • Glass forming.

  • Vacuum forming.

  • Assembly of components.

  • Dispensing systems (Pump, Airless).

  • Folding carton and rigid box design.

  • Knowledge of decorating techniques and materials used on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.

  • Knowledge of test methods used to validate component/package performance.

Job: Product Development - R&D

Primary Location: Americas-United States

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: 190077