New Product Development Executive Personal Care & Cosmetics. The ideal person should be a PG Diploma holder in Packaging Technology and should have worked extensively in packaging development, product designing & packaging innovation. Experience in Personal Care / Color Cosmetics Industry would be preferred. Project Management experience, good design sense and strong communication skills are pre-requisites.
New Product Development Executive (Private Labels)
Perfume Works Co. LLC is one of the leading manufacturers of Perfume Products in the Middle East.
We are a Sharjah based, reputable international organization engaged in the manufacture and global marketing of Perfumes, Cosmetics and Personal Care products. Established in 1974, today comprises of 14 companies involved, primarily in developing, manufacturing and distributing fragrances, color cosmetics, skin care, bath care and other personal care products.
Our products are sold in over 70 countries across the world through group company distribution and manufacturing companies or through independent sales and distribution set-ups. The group's state-of-the-art manufacturing units are located in the UAE, South Africa & India. The group is managed by skilled professionals and committed staff members in our various companies across the world. People are recognized as one of our most valuable assets. The group employs more than 700 people worldwide, from over 20 different nationalities. We are looking for driven, energetic, entrepreneurial and dynamic people who are committed to constantly over-achieving, to join the Scion family.
Department New Product Development Executive Private Labels
Reporting Structure New Product Development Manager
Location Sharjah, UAE
Qualifications Required Must be a Diploma Holder in Product Designing/Packaging Technology. Additional diploma/degree in Mechanical Engineering would be an added advantage.
3 - 5 years experience within a New Product Development role in an FMCG organization with familiarity in print packaging, moulded components and other common packaging materials such as aluminum cans, glass bottles, labels etc. Experience in developing promotional products for Retail business would be a definite plus.
Preference would be given to candidates with New Product Development experience in fragrance, cosmetics or skin care industry.
Preferences Age between 25 30 Years
Job Purpose To support and contribute effectively to the NPD Department (Private Labels Division) in developing new products every year to meet market demands and maintain/improve market share.
Principal Accountabilities & Responsibilities Essential Functions
To assist the NPD Team in all aspects of NPD functions including:
Handling of new component enquiries and price negotiations.
Handling of queries/problems related to new product development.
Sources new raw materials and passes information on new ideas to NPD Department.
Distribute samples to customers.
Meet visiting vendors (fragrance, bottle, cap, packaging etc.) and obtains information on new developments.
Keep track of the competition through various services, databases checking Web sites, market research and various other sources.
Gather comments, suggestions and feedback that can become the ideas for new products.
Interacts effectively with other departments to support Product Development objectives.
Maintains component, fragrance and competitive libraries.
Participates in fragrance evaluation.
To carry out other tasks and responsibilities as may be assigned by the NPD Manager from time to time.
Skills & Competencies Required Ability to adapt and work within an unstructured environment is essential.
Creative with strong commercial skills
Exposure to NPD project management, use of tools and techniques
Be able to prioritize and ability to work to tight deadlines
Good communication skills
Be good with figures and information technology
Passionate about beauty industry, especially for fragrances, cosmetics and skin care products.
Salary Salary will be at par with industry + statutory benefits like 30 days paid annual leave with to and fro air-passage allowance for self + Reimbursement of Medical Expenses + gratuity as per UAE Labour Law etc.
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