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Job Title:  Product Development Manager - 9 Month FTC

Date:  10-Nov-2020

London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
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 consumer’s needs.

More about the role
  • Study upstream the technical, timing and econimic feasibility of Marketing briefs (launches and reno) and Operational briefs (regulatory, supplier transfer, value reengineering)
  • Formalise the definition of the products to be developed
  • Communicate regularly on the project status and alert management and businesses on risks (planning, resources, costs, quality)
  • Organize and chair meetings to convince, motivate and federate internal and external interlocutors around projects
  • Mobilize the different stakeholders on the projects 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, resourcing planning
  • Knowledge of technologies: packaging, formula, manufacturing and packaging process
  • Experienced users of project planning software e.g. MS Project or equivalent & managing multiple projects
  • Experience of risk evaluation techniques
  • Strong experience working in cross functional organization structure
  • Degree or equivalent

Want to join the team at The Body Shop? Then please apply today! As well as a competitive salary, here are just a few of the rewards that you can look forward to if you join us: a 5% non-contributory pension plan, 23 days holiday, 3 days a year to volunteer in the local community, 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales, access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts, as well as LOVE money to spend on your wellbeing and personal development. We have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter. Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you!

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