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Job Title:  Product Development Manager

Date:  07-Oct-2021

London, ENG, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

To develop quality products on time, on cost, in a responsible manner, according to TBS values, brand and consumers needs.

More about the role

Study upstream the technical, timing and economic feasibility of Marketing briefs (launches or reno) and Operations briefs (regulatory, supplier transfer, value engineering)

Formalise the definition of the products to be developed

Communicate regularly on project status and alert management and business on risks (planning, resources, costs, quality)

Organise and chair meetings to convince, motivate and federate internal and external interlocutors around projects

Mobilise the different stakeholders on the project and carry out the necessary chasing

Responsible for discrepancies regarding timings, costs or quality versus the committed

What we look for

Experience of product development processes: brief, product specifications, estimated prices, standards, artworks, resource planning

Knowledge of technologies: packaging, formula, manufacturing and packaging process

Experienced user of project planning software e.g. MS project or equivalent & managing multiple projects

Experience of risk evaluation techniques

Strong experience working in cross functional organisation structure

Master degree or equivalent

Talent Drivers

Personal Conduct
Collaborative Skills

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