Brand/Product Manager for Jo Mousselli Skincare and Cosmetics

March 18, 2014

Led by pioneer Jo Mousselli, Xtreme Lashes, LLC (“Xtreme Lashes”) is the global leader in eyelash extension products, training programs, and services and is located in Spring TX, about 20 miles north of downtown Houston. Xtreme Lashes has been featured at award ceremonies such as the Golden Globes® and Academy Awards, as well as several prominent publications. Xtreme Lashes is a rapidly growing worldwide company with a large network of upper end clientele, including salons and spas.

Job Description Summary:
Working with internal and external resources, the Brand/Product Manager will use their strong branding and project management skills in developing and managing the Jo Mousselli Cosmetics brand portfolio of skincare and color cosmetics. The Brand manager will develop and execute strategic, financial and marketing plans for the brand portfolio. The areas of responsibility will include partnering with Product Development, Supply Chain and contract formulators/vendors on an innovation pipeline, partnering with Education and Sales to meet customer needs, assessment and recommendations on pricing, developing key marketing and promotional programs and performance analytics.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
· Identify new product trends and product portfolio opportunities.
· Identify products that need to be reformulated or discontinued.
· Identify innovation through active research of new technologies, active ingredients, and product formulae. Identify and develop productive partnerships with cosmetic formulators/raw ingredient suppliers and review findings with Jo Mousselli.
· Manage manufacturing process to ensure products are developed according to established and agreed upon formula specifications and terms.
· Manage project priorities and timelines to ensure launches are kept on target.
· Write product PDRs for review with Jo Mousselli. PDR includes product performance summary, key ingredients, proposed claims, proposed testing schedules, product sample and bulk requests and formula COG and MSRP objectives.
· Lead and attend briefing sessions with cross-functional team members on product PDR reviews, timelines and launch plans.
· Write and/or provide technical product info for Marketing literature, packaging copy, training and sales materials.
· Work closely with Regulatory and Legal teams to ensure compliance of product formula, packaging and claims for existing and emerging new markets.
· Work closely with packaging suppliers to help develop new packaging options.
· Evaluate new formula submissions, provide feedback and re-directs; present final lab submissions to Jo Mousselli for final approval.
· Coordinate and manage product testing needs; ensure timetables and sample requirements are met for stability, compatibility, RIPT, no-tear, etc. and OTC to ensure on time product launch.
· Work with outside R&D labs to develop cosmetic product prototypes for formula and esthetic review.
· Create content and implement product related surveys for internal panel testing feedback.
· Collaborate with Quality Control team to establish standards for Quality Assurance.
· Develop and implement tools for Product Knowledge, and collaborate cross functionally with all internal teams.

· Bachelors Degree required
· Proven cosmetics development experience from concept to launch
· Cosmetic chemistry background with formulation, technology and ingredient knowledge preferred
· Familiarity with domestic and international regulatory guidelines
· Experience working in a fast paced, collaborative, team oriented environment is a must
· Effective negotiation experience with contract manufacturers
· Superior written, verbal, interpersonal and problem solving skills
· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
· Ability to facilitate team meetings and articulate ideas in front of a group
· Proven ability to handle multiple projects, create timelines, work under deadlines and mange change
· Proven ability to establish goals, set clear expectations, prioritize activities and follow-through with timely execution in cross-functional team environment
· Demonstrated decision-making skills
· Demonstrated ability to build and sustain strong, positive relationships with internal personnel and external organizations
· Ability to collaborate with cross-functional team members
· Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Compensation & Benefits:
· Competitive compensation package
· Medical, dental, vision insurance
· Life insurance
· Long term disability insurance
· 4% 401K matching
· Subsidized gym membership