Product Development, Senior Specialist – Color – Leading Beauty Brand

San Francisco
Job Information

Our client is a beauty company headquartered in San Francisco. They are currently seeking a seasoned Product Development Specialist to support the color team in growing and maintaining their Eye & Lip categories. This position will support all development projects from concept to counter including lab briefs, competitive analysis, product evaluations, timeline management, product testing, artwork proofing and batch production approvals. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a collaborative, inspired group of individuals who share a mutual passion for the beauty industry.


  • Maintain an innovation competitive library of product
  • Create and maintain product boards
  • Track and update detailed timelines
  • Proofread packaging and collateral
  • Attend weekly project status meetings and update inter department spreadsheets/database
  • Organize product testing
  • Evaluate and approve/reject batches in an accurate and timely manner
  • Formula and packaging sample request and Market week liaison for color category
  • Complete administrative tasks as needed including shipping, filing/organizing and meeting preparation
  • Analyze batches for accuracy against standards
  • Work closely with Marketing counterparts to execute product launches
  • Assist with work associated with Marketing category strategies


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of five years of product development experience in the beauty experience is required
  • Solid knowledge of color theory is essential
  • Effective communicator (both written and verbal)
  • Handle an ever-changing fast paced work environment
  • Function as part of a team and must be willing to help co-workers and Color Senior Manager as needed
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time with a strong attention to detail
  • Computer literate including proficiency in MS Word and Excel (Power Point a plus)
  • Excellent color vision and understanding of color theory
  • Firm grasp of competitive beauty products with a passion for the industry

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