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Product Development Manager
at Arbonne International, LLC
Irvine, CA

Product Development Manager
at Arbonne International, LLC
Irvine, CA

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Why You're Here

The Product Manager for personal care will develop and drive innovative products that meet overall Arbonne brand strategies. This role is responsible for the development within several categories- including Hair care, Personal Care and Holiday. This unique role combines creative R&D with strong project management skills. Work in collaborative team environment to develop formulas and technologies to support marketing trends and future brand strategies. Manage positive working relationships with cross-functional team members. Help to ensure all products are launched on time and meet high quality standards. This position interprets the brand’s vision to create highly successful products in the effort to drive and sustain growth.

What You'll Be Doing

Manage multiple projects concurrently with a high attention to detail while being agile in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial market
Ensure new formula development and reformulations for calendarized programs meet Arbonne’s mission and commitments to performance, sustainability and safety
Contribute to the development of innovative product concepts that generate new opportunities for brand growth
Create and distribute comprehensive PDR’s (Product Development Requests)
Collaborate with Brand Marketing on proposed product claims, key ingredient story, and feature & benefits summaries
Track and monitor new project-related tasks as delegated
Collaborate with the cross functional team (Marketing, Operations, R&D and Regulatory) to ensure products are brought to market on-time and on-budget
Interact directly with internal R&D and contract manufacturers to track projects and drive progress during the development process
Travel to pilots and tradeshows as needed
Manage and report all safety, sensory and consumer testing for products in development
Collaborates with Regulatory for formula assessment and claims substantiation
Work proactively with Packaging Engineer to drive technical packaging needs
Establish innovative Research & Development ingredient platforms with through active research of new technologies, active ingredients and competitive analysis
Attend seminars, key supplier conference, industry events as needed to stay abreast of new trends, textures, and technology.
Consult with Senior PD Manager on all R&D technical platforms, formulas, and technology
Travel to pilots and tradeshows as needed
Additional duties as required

What You Need

Bachelor’s degree required with an emphasis in Science or Business
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Product Development/R&D in the Beauty industry
Marketing background a plus
Experience with operating systems such as Agile and Ithos
OTC experience required.
Commitment to model and live out our Core Values (Accountability, Community, Innovation and Courage) and a positive mindset are critical for success and should reflect in everything you do.

Arbonne International is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin/ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military/veteran status, marital status, disability status or any other basis prohibited by law. At Arbonne International it’s about each person bringing passion and skills to a dynamic and inclusive workplace!

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