Product Development 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 Product Development Manager is responsible for contributing to the initiation, development, and maintenance of a formula from concept to launch. You will collaborate with internal project stakeholders and external vendors to ensure that ongoing development is aligned with company timelines and budget. In this role, you will get to support and supplement the expansion of Curology’s product portfolio.

What you'll do:

  • Lead product development for new and reformulated cosmetic and OTC products, owning development milestones and COGs from product development briefs to product launch
  • Evaluate incoming formula samples and provide feedback to 3rd party laboratories for all product submissions
  • Monitor ILs and keep track of ingredients during formula development to align with the Medical and provider database
  • Monitor production process after scale-up, evaluate batches, and finished good production samples
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as Supply Chain and Packaging to meet key development milestones and timing
  • Partner with Product Marketing to create the product story and align on the groundwork for new products / product revamps with key ingredients and differentiators
  • Liaise with Regulatory to substantiate product claims and ingredient compliance while ensuring that safety and claims testing are in line with the product timeline
  • Secure and manage all needed ingredient and product technology collateral for regulatory/claims and provider support, including specification sheets, technical sales literature, and regulatory documents
  • Lead internal user panel testing for owned projects, including analyzing result and providing findings to project stakeholders
  • Connect and partner with ingredient suppliers related to new concepts, ingredients, and technologies
  • Track new product launches and trends in the skincare industry, evaluate products on the market to apply attributes to new innovations / benchmarks

What you'll need:

  • 4+ years in skincare product development or marketing
  • Experience at both larger and smaller scale companies is preferred
  • Self-motivated, adaptable, able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business or Science preferred
  • Strong proficiency in evaluating and providing feedback for formulations/maintaining relationships with external vendors
  • Takes a proactive approach to anticipate issues and provide solutions
  • Ability to shift priorities and adapt to direction change as needed

What you'll love about Curology:

  • Amazing team culture and environment, leading to almost no turnover since the Company's founding in 2014
  • Awarded Great Place To Work & Inc.’s Best Workplace
  • Competitive salary and equity packages
  • Unlimited, flexible PTO for exempt employees
  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance are covered 90%+ for employees; flexible spending account; 401k
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Free subscription(s) to Curology!
  • Company sponsored happy hours and outings

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
    Product Development Manager
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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