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    £45000 - £50000 per annum + package

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    Alex McDougall

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    29 days ago

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Senior NPD Manager - Cosmetics Scale Up - £45,000-£50,000 + package

Remote working with occasional travel into Manchester HQ. Candidates based anywhere in the UK will be considered for this position!

Established with the sole vision of servicing the growing demand for high quality & sustainably sourced cosmetics for all budgets and tastes, this exciting scale up business has recently launched it's own private label colour cosmetics range and seek an experienced NPD professional with a cosmetics background to join their rapidly growing team. Their profits grew by almost 400% in 2020, so it's an incredibly exciting time to join!

This role sits within the broader private label team consisting of NPD, Marketing & Sourcing professionals. You will have two primary objectives in this role. The first is to lead NPD activity across the new own-brand colour cosmetics range; liaising with Marketing, managing your own projects to help set the vision and strategy as well as market analysis, cost controls, critical path management etc. The second facet of this Senior NPD Manager opportunity is an exciting one, which will see you lead on all NPD strategy for a recently acquired brand which will continue to operate as a separate entity.

You will also have management responsibility for more junior members of the team (dotted line to begin with whilst you settle in, before assuming full line management responsibility), so prior people management experience is preferred.

Why join the business?

  • Profits grew by 400% in 2020, this is a business on an enviable growth trajectory

  • Culture built on empowerment, collaboration and everyone having a voice

  • Ambitious growth plans beyond 2021 which will offer amazing development opportunities

Your background

  • 5+ years' experience within NPD, with some of that being within colour cosmetics

  • Strong commercial background, with a keen eye for growth opportunities

  • Experience setting strategy and with hands-on implementation

  • Creative & collaborative mindset

This is a great chance to join a business experiencing rapid growth who are at a fascinating stage of their development. If you're a dynamic NPD Manager, with a passion to continue driving your career forwards within the cosmetics sector, apply today to schedule a confidential conversation. Alternatively, email your CV to Alex at

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