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Senior Manager, New Product Development

Location: New York, New York Brand: Shiseido Date: 05/03/2021

Job Summary:

Responsible for leading the launch activities for a category within a brand by developing and executing launch projects to deliver all programs OTIF. Collaborates with all the Operations cross-functional team members to ensure that all necessary learning, qualification and execution activities of new products are completed in support of a successful launch. A Manager is expected to manage a portfolio of projects, which may vary between new product launches & supply chain design changes depending on the business needs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the new product development process for all products for a designated category brand from concept generation to execution, ensuring timing, quantity and KPI targets are achieved
  • Lead all project meetings and coordinate the seamless integration between all Operational, R&D, Creative, Marketing & Sales processes and functions involved in developing and launching new products
  • Establish and maintain an 18-month new product development calendar in conjunction with the brand and proactively drive the Kick-off briefing process using a range of standard time plan templates that vary in duration according to product complexity
  • Consistently challenge and reduce the development lead-times by ensuring appropriate balanced risks are built into the original time plans, whilst ensuring all COGs, quality and service requirements are achieved/exceeded

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Brand: Marketing, Product Development, Finance & Sales
  • Operations: NPC, Ex.Ops, SAI, S&OP, Quality, Production, Procurement & Finance
  • AIC
  • External Manufacturers & Fillers

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Work well with cross-functional teams and take a leadership role within the team.
  • Effective interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Fluent in Japanese is a nice to have.
  • Knowledge of MS Project or other project management-related software, MS Excel, and MS Word.
  • 7+ years project management experience
  • Understanding of new product development processes & stage gate approach
  • Exposure to production environment & interaction of packaging, process, manufacturing
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

Job ID: 6499 Category: Corporate

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