Industrial Designer and Product Development Associate

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Industrial Designer/PD Associate will know and leverage the business, brand, positioning, target market, competition and trends both inside and outside of beauty.  This role will be responsible for developing unique, on trend, aesthetically beautiful, high performing accessories at a great value for our customer base and end consumer. The Industrial Designer/PD Associate will use their passion, proactivity, curiosity and efficiency to develop and execute products with smart speed and seamlessly communicate with cross-functional and overseas partners to bring the products to market with flawless execution.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Industrial Design:

  • Create compelling new products that will delight consumers and drive profitable sales
  • Identify materials for product and formalize product specifications for manufacturability
  • Sketch concepts or leverage software to bring ideas to life
  • Research materials, processes and market requirements and discuss and negotiate appropriate production processes, costs and commercial issues
  • Deliver marketplace intelligence; monitoring competitive products and identifying trends and market opportunities to develop portfolio
  • Develop key overseas relationships to help accelerate the development cycle and create efficiencies
  • Develop 3D models for testing and evaluation
  • Proficient in: Adobe Creative Suite - Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Solidworks and Microsoft Office

Product Development:

  • Support the annual new product development cycle through to production utilizing project timelines to ensure development cycle is on track
  • Maintain tracking documents and manage product samples
  • Develop, maintain and manage product fact sheets, product trays and standards
  • Manage vendor component library
  • Written communication to overseas suppliers daily
  • Enter and organize all product information into program documents
  • Create specification forms for new products.
  • Initiate development of products with overseas suppliers
  • Review samples with team and provide feedback to vendors
  • Anticipate & identify development issues and provide appropriate recommendations for resolution
  • Record sample status and next steps for new products
  • Store, organize, and maintain development samples throughout the development process
  • Collaborate with the Creative Services team to support packaging and assembly development to ensure complete product is executed accurately and beautifully
  • Assist with coordination of department presentations
  • Regularly gather trends and concepts from the market or other inspiration and share with cross functional teams
  • Coordinate and request sample needs for development and testing
  • Understand vendor capabilities and product scope
  • Solicit new products from vendors
  • Keep direct manager informed of key initiatives, solicits input / feedback, and supports team priorities

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3-5 years of Product Development experience - Beauty, Fashion or CPG strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Solidworks
  • Graphic design ability preferred
  • A positive and friendly attitude combined with a healthy sense of urgency in completing work and responding to inquiries
  • Thrives in a team environment and works well independently
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, often-changing environment
  • Ability to learn new software applications quickly and easily
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks without compromising the quality of work
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to deal with the public in a professional, friendly manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to show good judgment and solve problems independently
  • Ability to travel overseas at least twice to three times a year
  • A genuine interest in the beauty and fashion industries with a focus on high quality products

RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to:                  Senior Manager of Product Development

Manages:                    N/A

Key Relationships:   Part of Product Development team; close working relationships with Product Development, Innovation, Creative and Marketing.

COMPANY

Paris Presents Incorporated is an entrepreneurial, privately held / venture capital backed company that creates and distributes strong brands of makeup tools and body care accessories in over 60 countries.  This is a high-growth, beauty business with a focus on exceptional quality products at affordable prices developed through innovation and on-trend design.  Paris Presents has a very fast paced culture, with the senior management team coming from major CPG companies and having strong records of growing businesses.   The company is over 70 years old and continues to grow rapidly.  The company has also been recognized on Inc’s Top 5000 companies to work for 3 years in a row.

BRANDS The company’s three core brands are EcoTools®, Real Techniques®, and Body Benefits by Body Image®.  EcoTools is a leader in eco- conscious beauty products, most notably for incredibly soft cosmetic brushes but also offers a line of hair brushes and bath accessories.  Since its launch in 2011, Real Techniques is the number one makeup brush brand on YouTube, the leading share brand in the UK and one of the fastest growing brands in the U.S.  Body Benefits is the number one brand in bath accessories with distribution at key retailers such as Walmart. 


Location: Gurnee, IL
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