Senior Manager Product Development resume example with 8+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Forward-thinking Product Developer adept at managing a team of employees working collaboratively in order to accomplish challenging objectives. Imparts clear vision to guide cohesive, high-performing team. Expertise in developing and launching efficacious, innovative cosmetic and OTC products. In-depth knowledge of the beauty category. Team player with strong communication, relationship building, and organizational skills.

  • Product Ideation & Development
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Competitive & Market Analysis
  • Verbal and Written Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Expected in Bachelor of Science : Biochemistry - GPA :
Work History
American Express - Senior Manager, Product Development
Amex - For Internal Use Only, TX, 10/2018 - Current
  • Manage and oversee all projects from concept to launch (create and manage lab briefs, communicate/collaborate with vendors and contract manufacturers, facilitate safety and claims testing, etc.)
  • Oversee the Product Development team as well as collaborate with cross-functional teams i.e. Product Marketing, Supply chain, Packaging, and Regulatory, to ensure development is executed on time
  • Liaise with regulatory and product marketing to substantiate product claims and ingredient compliance
  • Evaluate incoming submissions and provide feedback to contract labs
  • Manage and execute all internal user testing, including creating and sending out surveys and analyzing results.
  • Track new product launches and trends in the skincare industry
  • Currently managing team of 3
Centric Brands Inc. - Associate Manager, Product Development
Livermore, CA, 06/2017 - 09/2018
  • Managed assigned projects at subcontracted labs ensuring that all work is executed on time
  • Responsible for delivering and managing a portfolio of products from concept to delivery.
  • Managed cross-functional collaboration across Product Development, R&D, Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, and Operations to ensure the delivery of safe, efficacious, and quality products on time.
  • Established and drives Product Development work plans and objectives, championing the management of the external labs, manufacturers, as well as internal cross-functional teams to meet key milestones and launch products on time to meet the objectives.
  • Managed new product launch programs and reformulations with the creation of detailed Global New Product Briefs that align with company objectives.
  • Reviewed product submissions, proving feedback/direction/redirects; implements user tests, and facilitates initial formula approvals.
  • Managed and drives product development work plans, objectives, and timelines; measures progress and makes sure that key milestones are met through internal cross-functional collaboration and external lab and manufacturer management.
  • Ensured that all required testing for final products and raw materials is completed: HRIPT, Micro, SPF, etc.
  • Oversaw development of more than 10 new products each year, including the Recharge Regimen, Soothe, Redefine, Reverse, and Unblemish masks, and Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid (6 shades)
Benefit Cosmetics, LVMH - Efficacy and Validation Specialist
City, STATE, 09/2015 - 06/2017
  • Responsible for the validation of all raw materials for approved projects
  • Managed all required testing for final products and raw materials: Claims, HRIPT, Micro, SPF, etc.
  • Worked with R&D to approve formulas based on the needs provided by Marketing
  • Worked with suppliers to build a dossier of information on all raw materials used in final products
  • Coordinated with Product Marketing and Chemists to develop and validate all products
  • Managed projects at subcontracted labs ensuring that all labs were working to manufacture and develop projects in the right priority
  • Worked with Product Marketing to test all submissions to ensure each product was developed with the correct attributes
  • Coordinated with Chemists to prescreen all submissions sent in from outside labs and analyzed the conformance of all submitted products to the corresponding approved standards: texture, shade, etc.
Pearl Therapeutics, AstraZeneca - Research Associate, Analytical Sciences
City, STATE, 02/2013 - 09/2015
  • Managed and coordinated multiple protocols and timelines to ensure meeting of deadlines and internal needs
  • Prepared technical protocols, reports, and presentations in support of drug development project
  • Headed method transfer and training of analysts at CROs
  • Led and wrote stability studies to support NDA submission
  • Responsible for trending data and statistical analysis of data using SAS software
  • Quantitative analysis, method optimization, method validation, implementation, and transfer of test methods for clinical and commercial products following cGMP regulations, regulatory guidelines, and quality standards (e.g., USP, ICH)
  • Supported release testing/stability testing for excipients and APIs

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School Attended

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Manager, Product Development
  • Associate Manager, Product Development
  • Efficacy and Validation Specialist
  • Research Associate, Analytical Sciences


  • Bachelor of Science

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