New Product Development Manager - Personal Care

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Natalie Rogers

About the company

Our client is a growing brand in the personal care space. Proudly Australian owned, the business has grown internationally and features over 130 countries world-wide.

The organization demonstrates a difference through market-leading product innovation that adds value to their customers and consumers. In addition, they are expanding year on year, providing fantastic growth opportunities and career development.

About the role

You will step into a newly created role as New Product Development Manager. The role will see you own the NPD process, partnering with third party manufacturers and suppliers to manage product formulation, stability, packaging development and quality testing and have ownership of the development of the innovation funnel from ideation through to launch.

You will develop project timelines and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered on time and continuously improve internal ways of working to improve efficiency and speed to market.

This is an exciting time to join an amazing innovative brand who have made waves in the market and are looking to further grow.

Skills & Experience

  • Prior experience in a Product Development within FMCG / Consumer Goods, ideally with experience working within beauty, skin care, cosmetics or personal care categories

  • Degree qualification in Marketing or business-related discipline

  • Strong knowledge of New Product Development, Project Management and Third-Party Manufacturers and the stage gate process

  • Commercially minded and consumer centric nature with a finger on the pulse of the beauty / cosmetics / skincare space and trends both locally and globally

  • Knowledge working with cross-functional teams e.g., Marketing and Supply Chain

  • Experience in leading new product ideation based on insights and making recommendations on new products


Our client prides themselves on their strong culture and a strong focus on sustainability. With this focus, the company exceeds customers and consumers expectations and creates a workplace where people can perform at their very best, every day.

Culturally, the business is very fast-paced and entrepreneurial in nature, with constant projects on the go, there is a high level of ownership and autonomy in the roles and team are highly commercial, results driven and passionate. You will be empowered to make a strong impact to the business and ways of working to drive overall commercial success.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Natalie Rogers on 8316 3577 or Tim Barralough on 8613 3517 for a confidential discussion. If this role doesn't sound quite right for you but you are open to hearing about new opportunities, jump on to the website and sign up for our job alerts!