Beautycounter Job Description Location: Status: Job Title: Reports to: Direct Reports: Santa Monica, CA Fulltime Head of Product Development Chief Operating Officer Product Development Director and Managers Company: Beautycounter is a beauty and skin care brand with the mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone. A Certified Benefit Corporation, Beautycounter has created unparalleled transparency and safety in the personal care industry—an under-regulated space where companies are legally allowed to use ingredients linked to breast cancer, learning disabilities, infertility, and other health issues in the products we use every day. Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Beautycounter launched with innovative skin care and beauty products and developed a new health and safety standard, the Ingredient Selection Process, which is the most health protective of its kind in the industry. Beautycounter prides itself on offering a fun and rewarding place to work. Job Description: The Head of Product Development will oversee the development of all products from inception to formula approval, across product categories. This position will work with team members in other departments to develop the product development timeline, budget and schedule and then manage to those parameters. Additionally, this position will work with Head of Creative Design to conceptualize products, Operations in developing and managing vendor relations and requirements, Merchandising / Marketing for product benefit storytelling, and Environment, Health and Safety to ensure product formulations meet our rigorous ingredient standards. Primary Position Responsibilities Include: Plan and manage product development launch schedules and communication for skin care, cosmetics, sun, and new categories on a multi-year pipeline Oversee the development of product briefs, ingredient, performance and benchmarking information for unique formulas Manage and report all testing for products in development Facilitate cross-departmental coordination to ensure crucial aspects of product development are communicated with Merchandizing, Marketing, Operations, Sales and Environment, Health and Safety With other department heads, balance development and launch of new products with reformulations to existing products Attend industry events, tradeshows and meetings with suppliers to stay abreast of current trends, new technology Work with team to ensure compliance with all regulations and to expand into other global markets Co-Lead development of projects for strategic partners Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Research and development experience and acumen Demonstrated strategy, vision and market success with cosmetics product development Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills Strong personnel management expertise Ability to work with multiple departments effectively Ability to forge and foster new partnership and relationships Passion for Beautycounter’s mission and commitment to safety and performance Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. Work Experience: 10-15 years of consumer products formula development experience, with at least 8 years in cosmetics / personal care industry. Work Location and Hours: Employee will work in our corporate offices located in Santa Monica, CA. Work Hours: Work hours are generally from 9:00am – 6:00pm with some variation based on current needs. Travel: Approximately 10% travel for this position.