Executive Director Of Product Development resume example with 5+ years of experience

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Results-driven and forward-thinking Product Director with solid record of accomplishment in Beauty Industry over 5+ year career. Success capturing new innovation and creative developments while streamlining processes to maximize business efficiency and profitability. Innovative and resourceful with exceptional creative business driven thinking. Customer focused when reviewing user feedback to drive improvements.

  • Market trends and analysis
  • Business growth and marketing strategies
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Product development in color and skin
  • Competitive Analysis
Executive Director of Product Development, 08/2021 to Current
Patrick Ta BeautyCity, STATE,
  • Spearhead new product development for 2023 and on, and enhanced existing products, including eyeshadow, and 2022 products already being developed.
  • Collaborate with SOS Beauty and internal teams to drive product vision and project prioritization for projects developed for 2022.
  • Bring in new manufacturing partners, maintain partner relationships.
  • Travel to trade shows for new innovation, manufacturer relationships and market knowledge.
  • Travel to CM for shade development, scale ups, line trials when needed.
  • Meet with raw material suppliers to understand and utilize new materials in formulas for both story and efficacy.
  • Study customer needs and desires to incorporate into product requirements.
  • Assessed task completion to meet tight project deadlines.
  • Encourage team collaboration and motivate individual employees through positive reinforcement and technical recognition.
Vice President of Creative PD, 4/1/19 to 08/2021
Jeffree Star CosmeticsCity, STATE,
  • Key technical and creative lead, while partnering with brand owner to develop all formulas across the board.
  • Key creative lead on all new product development with innovative concepts, designs, ideas, textures within both skincare and color.
  • Lead day-to-day communication between all external manufacturers and testing facilities.
  • Work directly with raw material suppliers to stay up to date on new actives and raw materials to stay ahead of the trends.
  • Review all batches and finished good retains, onsite manufacturer approvals when needed.
  • Research new ingredients, global trends, textures and LA consumer trends.
  • Competitive analysis to develop the best products while remaining on brand.
  • Work within given budget to maintain profitable yet quality product launches.
  • Maintain strong and positive relationships with all contract manufacturers. Conduct onsite product development when needed.
  • Work personally with all of our labs to continue to learn and grow as trends and raw materials change.
  • Communicated regularly with executive team members to deliver pertinent details related to progress status and direction for projects.
  • Coordinated work across departments to keep teams on track with company goals.
  • Traveled to trade shows and onsite meetings to promote company brand, and expand innovation.
Strategic Marketing, 04/2016 to 04/2019
IntercosCity, STATE,
  • Researched market competitors to identify potential new products and service opportunities.
  • Formulated and launched marketing, promotional, and all formula campaigns for Makeup in LA.
  • Leveraged industry trends and competitive analysis to improve marketing campaign performance with innovative texture or color ideas.
  • Work as a product development consultant with targeted customers.
  • Representing Intercos during worldwide trade shows and Industry events including Cosmoprof Bologna, MakeUp in LA.
  • Developing new business opportunities and ensuring Intercos' growth with both existing and new clients.
  • Product expert internally to maximize client knowledge on formula capabilities and trend placements.
  • Competitive analysis from the markets leading trends and brands, utilizing knowledge to maximize innovation.
  • Work with the lab to create LA based trends within color and finish to maximize outreach and sales.
  • Product presentations for my given brands to educate on formulas and sales.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the US marketplace for all product categories and distribution.
  • Develop LA trends in product positioning with relevant marketing stories.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Beauty Industry Merchandising And Marketing, Expected in 06/2013
Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising - City Of Los Angeles, CA,
  • Created highly effective new formulas that significantly impacted efficiency and improved sales and feedback.
  • Realized pros and cons within manufacturers in ongoing effort to boost revenue while reducing costs.
  • Personally developed hundreds of formulas (lipsticks, lip gloss, lip balm, highlighters, eyeliners, mascara, eyeshadow palette, eye shadow pots, setting powders, skincare) bringing in multi-million dollar revenue each quarter.
  • Mood boards and trend analysis to forecast and create new collections for the following years within color and skin.
  • Problem solving with any issues in production, line trials, and scale ups.
  • Helping create full collection story, shade names and component ideations.

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School Attended

  • Fashion Institute of Design And Merchandising

Job Titles Held:

  • Executive Director of Product Development
  • Vice President of Creative PD
  • Strategic Marketing


  • Associate of Arts

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