Manager, New Product Development

Date:  Apr 1, 2024
Location:  New York, NY
Company:  Shiseido

Job Summary:

Responsible for leading the launch activities for a category within a brand by developing and executing launch projects to deliver all programs OTIF. Collaborates with all cross-functional team members to ensure that all necessary learning, qualification, and execution activities of new products are completed in support of a successful launch. A Senior Manager is expected to manage a portfolio of projects, which may vary between new product launches & supply chain design changes depending on the business needs.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead product required changes from project brief generation to ATS (Available to Ship) ensuring timing, quantity, cost and KPI targets are achieved.
  • Develop and maintain project timelines (MS Project required) following the Stage Gate NPD established process.
  • Lead all project meetings and coordinate the seamless integration between Marketing, PD, R&D, Packaging and all Operational functions involved in developing product related projects.
  • Lead COGS assessments at different stages of the project.
  • Consistently challenge and reduce development lead-times by ensuring appropriate balanced risks are built into the original time plans, while ensuring all COGs, quality and service requirements are achieved/exceeded.
  • Elevate risks and bottlenecks encountered during the development process with the respective mitigation plans.                                                                                             

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Brand: Marketing, Product Development, Finance & Sales
  • Operations: Packaging Engineering, NPC (New Product Commercialization), S&OP, Quality, Production/Fillers (Internal & External), Procurement & Finance
  • R&D: Formulation and Regulatory

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Work well with cross-functional teams and take a leadership role within the team.
  • Effective interpersonal skills are a must.
  • MS Project knowledge and experience required.
  • 3+ years project management experience.
  • Understanding of new product development processes & stage gate approach.
  • Exposure to production environment & interaction of packaging, process, manufacturing.
  • Able to quickly analyze data and information from different places and put it together into a project plan or timeline.

Trust 8 Competencies

Below is a list of Trust 8 Competencies designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.

  1. Think Big: Adapt a big-picture perspective. Deliver new values through creativity.
  2. Take Risks: Embrace Risk, Practice “Trial and Error and Trial”.
  3. Hands On: Consider Front-line realities when making decisions. Take the lead from end to end.
  1. Collaborate: Leverage the diverse capabilities of colleagues.
  2. Be Open: Create an environment that encourages everyone to speak up.
  3. Act with Integrity: Be sincere and humble at all times.
  4. Be Accountable: Commit to the goal. Take accountability for the execution.
  5. Applaud Success: Create a culture that celebrates success.



Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

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