Share this Job

Req ID




Req ID:  87238
Function:  R&D
Posted:  Mar 8, 2023

Morris Plains, NJ, US, 07950

Manager, Skin Care Product Development

Manager, Skin Care Product Development

Morris Plains, NJ



COTY is looking for smart leaders who are fast and passionate.


We’re Coty, a global leader in beauty. We’re World #1 in Fragrance and World #3 in Color Cosmetics. Our iconic portfolio of more than 77 brands are sold in over 150 countries around the world. We believe in beauty with a purpose and brands that inspire, no matter where they are in the world.


We are looking for a manager to join the Skincare Category and support the Luxury Division.  You will work in the Skincare R&D Product Development team to design and develop new products from insights to global distribution.





In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Team management including governance and implementation of resource allocation for projects.
  • Efficient project management within Stage Gate process for new product development to deliver key milestones across multiple brands via delegation
  • Solid understanding of claims articulation, amplification, and validation to help team in defining product design opportunities and technical solutions.
  • Partnering with cross-functional internal and external partners in strategic planning, and designing skin care products that deliver superior consumer performance for multiple brands
  • Assisting director on maintaining budget for category, testing and other purchases.
  • Assisting director in team development via one-on-one instructing, supporting, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Leveraging consumer insights and analyse competitive landscaping to creatively translate consumer needs into technical parameters and approaches via brainstorming and the implementing of innovative solutions.
  • Assisting the team via knowledge of technical parameters to deliver the consumer performance with a strong understanding of the chemistry and ingredient functions
  • Working and negotiating effectively across R&D functions (process, analytical, packaging, sensory and claims testing, etc..) as well as multi-disciplinary teams (marketing, product & market research, legal, etc.)  to enable and drive projects forward.
  • Complying, implementing and governing team compliance with all company policies, procedures, safety, and GMP




We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • Minimum BS in chemistry or related science field. 
  • 10+ years of relevant Industry experience in formulation / product development, preferably, skin care formulation / development experience. 



  • Proficient with Microsoft suite of products. Proficiency or Expertise in data analytics software.
  • Understanding of consumer product development and ability to bring concept to life
  • Understanding of brainstorming and the implementing creative solutions. 
  • Ability to leverage research and data to influence and make connections
  • Ability to collaborate and evolve in a fast-paced matrix environment
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and priorities.
  • Ability to translate consumer needs into technical deliverables
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate science and technology to a non-technical community
  • Team leader exhibiting a “can do” attitude
  • Internally motivated with a passion for beauty





This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.




Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.





We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


English - Please click here to review the Notification of Equal Opportunity Rights poster


Español - Por favor, haga un  en el enlace para revisar el poster de la Ley de los Derechos de Igualdad de Empeo

Country/Region:  US
City:  Morris Plains

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey