Packaging Development, Sr. Associate / Manager at Curology | Powderkeg

Location: Remote or San Francisco, California

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Product Marketing & Development

Curology is creating the next generation of skincare through customized treatment plans and formulas with powerful prescription ingredients for acne and anti-aging. We believe great skin shouldn’t be a luxury, but a fact of life.

The Curology team prides itself on creating delightful experiences for our customers at every touchpoint. We’re looking for a Packaging Development Sr. Associate or Manager who is passionate about delivering the best customer experience in regards to packaging. As a critical member of the Product Development team you will lead all (primary, secondary, tertiary) packaging development and execution from concept to launch.

What you'll do:

  • Manage packaging development, innovation, sustainability initiatives and quality standards for your projects
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners regarding timelines, costs, MOQ, and packaging design and functionality
  • Improve and optimize the quality and performance of existing core products
  • Review technical specs (2D and 3D) to develop both stock and custom packaging
  • Build packaging quality guidelines & workflow processes as we continue to expand the team
  • Partner with Creative team on component design & decoration
  • Lead cross functional team meetings with leadership to gain sample feedback
  • Meet tooling and launch deadlines while meeting or exceeding margin targets
  • Survey competitive landscape to develop best-in-class products
  • Request, follow-up and distribute samples in a timely manner
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners
  • Work with external industrial design / branding agencies for future launches

What we're looking for:

  • Sr. Associate, 2+ years of experience
  • Manager, 4+ years of experience
  • BA / BS in Industrial Design / Packaging Engineer or equivalent practical experience
  • Beauty or Skincare experience
  • An understanding of vendors and contract manufacturers in the industry
  • Passionate about Skincare, Cosmetics & Packaging
  • Ability to quickly translate design direction into design solutions.
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with exceptional attention to detail
  • An understanding in prototyping and manufacturing methods
  • A desire to keep up to date with innovation trends, industry trends, and design trends
  • Some future travel may be required

Our mission is simple: to make personalized skincare accessible and convenient for all. Awarded #3 for 2021 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area and 2021 Forbes #4 Best Startup Employers, Curology is a leader in direct-to-consumer eCommerce and has been featured in Vogue, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, and Business Insider.

Curology encourages applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records Notice to Applicants under the CCPA.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Packaging Development, Sr. Associate / Manager
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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