We are currently looking for a New Product Developer to join our fast growing, successful, FMCG company. The company supply both private label and branded products to highly successful leading retailers worldwide. We are a highly respected, dynamic cosmetic and skincare company who have seen significant growth year on year. We are manufacturers with a brilliant design and NPD department.
・React, identify, and convert market opportunities based on emerging trends with strong commercial aptitude and the ability to correctly identify and size opportunities at both macro and micro level.
・Management of the NPD process through from initial trend concepts to order. Working cross functionally and collaboratively across all aspects of the business including, R&D, technical and design.
・Concept development – offering personalised private label solutions to clients from initial concept cads to packaging and final range look and feel.
・Range plan development – including creation of briefs for design teams and customers.
・Product architecture including copy writing for formulation developments, key ingredient call outs and line up presentations.
・Briefing in new formulation developments, based on client requirements, working closely with in house chemists to develop skincare and colour cosmetic formulations both in the UK and China.
・Work closely with the regulatory team to understand challenges and technical issues surrounding formulation developments, communication, and specifications.
・Sourcing with our far east & UK factories for components and formulations
・Costings – preparing product costings for the Account Managers to quote.
・Sample Management – working with internal teams and our factories to prepare samples for the client’s approval.
・Management of development critical paths, coordinating across teams, to ensure project deadlines are met before hand over to Merchandising teams.
・Create focal relationships with Account Managers & Merchandising for successful delivery of product lines.