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Assistant Product Developer (TGN4950) – Excellent Salary DOE

Assistant Product Developer (TGN4950) – Excellent Salary DOE

  • Designers/Product Developers
  • Manchester

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Cosmetics

Job Ref: TGN4950

A prominent beauty company has an excellent opportunity available for an Assistant Product Developer to join a fast growing, successful, cosmetics and skincare company.

The unique role will be working within a fast-paced New Product Development department assisting the Creative Director and teams to successfully deliver projects to our worldwide customers.


A generous holiday allowance, early-finish Fridays, birthday leave and a friendly, passionate working environment.

The Role:

  • Assisting Creative Team in the generation of Seasonal Trends – intensive research, creative mood boarding, sample development
  • Assisting the Creative Team with Trend Reporting
  • Tracking consumer, product, market & seasonal trends and documenting for the rest of the business to use.
  • Cosmetic colour development. Building colour ranges with customers based on sales performance and seasonal trends.
  • Formula development for Brand and Private Label in collaboration with the Laboratory and Quality Control teams to meet target sensory requirements and Technical Regulations
  • Working closely with UK & China based teams to source new componentry and packaging.
  • Design and Artwork generation with the graphics team including briefing, checking, amending and prioritising.
  • Working with Product Managers to generate product costings to support customer quotations, including negotiating savings with suppliers
  • Arranging Cosmetic, Component & Packaging samples, reviewing all samples received against key briefs, using creative solutions to keep all products on track and in line with brief, brand USP and ethos.
  • Formula USP Sheet Generation
  • Support Online Comp Shops for Managers and Creative Director
  • Sample Purchasing for Product Development team – keep record in Benchmark Log & credit card receipts.
  • Ad Hoc Sample Management as required.
  • Ad Hoc Admin & Research Tasks as required

Skills Required:

  • Ideally you will have a creative eye, excellent researching skills, a keen problem solver and great attention to detail.
  • Beauty Obsessed – good knowledge of beauty products
  • Avid user of social media
  • Must be flexible and responsive working on a high volume of projects at one time.
  • Creative eye and strong attention to detail.
  • Good communication & organisation skills
  • Ability to build strong internal relationships across all areas of the business in particular NPD, Graphics, Technical and the China team.
  • Good team player displaying both enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Competent IT skills.
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