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Director, Global Innovation

Company: Dermalogica LLC
Location: Carson
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Dermalogica's Director of Global Innovation oversees all aspects of Dermalogica's product pipeline and portfolio, working closely with R&D, Operations, Creative and Education on ideation, development and execution. While portfolio management is core to this role, our focus is on maximizing innovation by using Unilever resources to develop skin care solutions to the future's skin concerns. Innovation in this role also goes well beyond product, and extends into creating the overall story that will allow our introductions to truly shine and differentiate themselves in the marketplace. As a brand founded on innovation, this role has a high profile, and our ideal candidate is able to balance future thinking and creativity with a laser-focus on details and timelines. In addition, this role is responsible for the thoughtful promotion of the brand in our various distribution channels in a way that promotes sale while enhancing brand equity. This role also includes the recruiting, managing and development of a team. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops the innovation roadmap based on company strategic direction and market insights, trend understanding, customer needs, etc.
Oversees implementation of the innovation roadmap as a cross-functional lead, including new product formulation with R&D; packaging development with Operations, merchandising, and development of all support materials.
Explores, develops and manages global third-party marketing relationships, such as airline and hotel amenity programs.
Works with education to ensure that product training pieces are on-point and up-to-date.
Oversees the development of promotions to our main revenue channels (salon, retail, ecommerce).
Maintains current product line with recommendations and execution for upgrading of packaging and formulas as well as phase-outs.
Develop and manages budgets for product line launches, promotions, and ongoing maintenance.
Analyzes profit margins and recommends annual pricing plan that includes competitive analysis.
Recruits, trains and manages a team of Product Managers. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: A passion for skin care, and an intuitive sense for the prestige skin care user.
A bathroom cabinet overflowing with products - your love for skin care follows you home.
Very strong quantitative and analytical skills.
Proven success in entrepreneurial or start-up situation: new product line or new category, new channel of distribution or new venture.
High energy personality with strong initiative, with strong team building and leadership qualities.
Self-motivated individual who will champion his or her team. One who also requires a minimum of supervision. An individual who embraces change.
Strong communication skills: verbal, written, interpersonal and presentational.
Strategic in planning, prioritization and execution of tasks.
Computer literacy in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and the Internet. Experience with JD Edwards a plus. Apply now and become a team member for a company that provides competitive compensation, outstanding benefits including Health Benefits, Monthly Product Allowances, Profit Sharing, Annual Fitness Reimbursement, Domestic Partner Benefits, 401(k) Matching, not to mention a host of other perks. To be considered for this role, please complete your online application. Please know that all applications are reviewed for consideration. A member of the Human Resources team will contact you if your experience and skills are a match for the position. Dermalogica is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. #LI-MK1

Keywords: Dermalogica LLC, Carson , Director, Global Innovation, Executive , Carson, California

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