*B. Com Marketing degree, 2–5 years’ experience within a product design and/or product manufacturing environment, driver’s license and own car*

Location:Cape Town
Description:A cosmetic and personal care product manufacturer is seeking a Product Development Manager to join their team. The Product Development Manager reports to the Innovation Director and is responsible for developing quality, well-designed products and product ranges that meet the briefs and requirements of customers, which includes retailers or brand owners. The duties will include but are not limited to developing preliminary product proposals that pass company feasibility and submitting the approved feasibility proposal to the customer; submitting profitable and successful project tenders and first submission samples on time; completing final development with accepted customer pricing and company profitability; ensuring that the project pack and product data is accurate, complete and loaded on the company, customer and supplier systems, and that all standards are set; completing standard setting, final panel testing of the formulation and travel testing of the packaging on time; ensuring that pilot production is completed on time and that all standards are correct and manufacturing instructions are finalized accurately and on time; ensuring that launch products are available on time, in full and to standard; and reviewing launches, carrying our research and special investigations.
Key Requirements:B. Com degree majoring in Marketing and a minimum of 2 years’ work experience within a product design and/or product manufacturing environment in the Beauty or Food Industry. Must have a driver’s license and own car.
Additional Requirements:Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, advanced Microsoft Excel skills, strong numerical skills with commercial insight and competence, in depth knowledge of product design and/or marketing of branded goods, working knowledge of packaging technology used for beauty products and formulation and product trends in beauty. The successful candidate should be able to handle pressure, be a self-starter and excellent problem solver, have the ability to process and produce a high volume of information and documentation, have superior interpersonal relationship and negotiation management skills, be able to work in a team and in a systematic and organised manner under pressure.
*Only candidates that meet all the requirements should apply
**Please quote “Product Development Manager (W895)” in the subject line
***Only candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted

To apply for this job email your details to cvs@scistaff.co.za