Product Developer

UMENCO is recruiting a Product Developer for an emerging beauty, phytoceuticals, wellness brand that will be based in Sydney, Eastern Suburbs. 

Brand Story

 An emerging beauty and wellness brand that will be based in Sydney.

Role Overview

UMENCO are recruiting a Product Developer for an emerging beauty, phytoceuticals, wellness brand that will be based in Sydney, Eastern Suburbs. 

Reporting to the Group GM of Merchandise and the CEO this role is responsible for researching and developing innovative products. This position will lead the end-to-end execution process for Product Development to ensure products are executed on time and across all retail channels. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing brand. 


  • Collaborate with Group GM of Merchandise and the CEO to develop new product concepts from concept, with a focus on increased innovation and idea generation that is in line with brand positioning and sales strategy 
  • Targets newness and trends with a constant flow of creative energy 
  • Research and evaluate new and best selling competitive products for packaging, aesthetics, claims and product positioning. 
  • Maintains a heavy project workload while ensuring that brand products deliver the most up to date and competitively superior performance. 
  • Source and develop packaging in relation to formula attributes and product objectives. 
  • Evaluate and direct shade/formula submissions from lab to production, both for cosmetic and aesthetic attributes. Ability to keep consistency of approved standards through all steps of development. 
  • Ensure that cost of goods targets are met for all products being developed. 
  • Takes ownership and project management of all details of a project including – timetables, costs, formula, shade, component approval, testing, labeling, secondary packaging, etc. 
  • Direct Regulatory to develop clinical testing criteria for claims substantiation on performance products. 
  • Manage, coach and develop PD Team Members 
  • Travel to tradeshows and labs as needed 
  • Additional Projects and Tasks as needed 


  • An opportunity to work with senior leadership in developing and launching innovative products globally for an emerging beauty, wellness, phytoceuticals brand. 
  • A holistic understanding of the beauty industry beyond marketing: from product development to e-commerce, sales to visual merchandising. 
  • Exposure and experience working directly with C-Suites and company founder. 


  • You are passionate and innovative about beauty: You are eager to learn and absorb all things related to beauty and how to build new trends through finding opportunities. 
  • Strong communicator and collaborator: You work and communicate effectively with all members of the organization, from individual contributors to top executives. 
  • Strategic and adaptive: You can efficiently anticipate, identify and articulate problems in real-time. Not only anticipate problems, but also identify solutions. 
  • Results-oriented: You have a bias for action. When problems arise, you reliably produce responses and thoughtful solutions. 
  • Optimistic: You see the opportunity in challenge and always seek to keep the teams in good working flow. 
  • Entrepreneurial: You always question if something can be done better 
  • Curious: You have a genuine interest and personal passion for beauty, luxury, design & art. 


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working in product development for a cosmetics, beauty or phytoceutical brand. 
  • Understanding of new product innovation process (aka how to make a product) is required. 
  • Strong skills in anticipating needs and demonstrating a proactive approach to job responsibilities. 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal) with all levels. 
  • Excellent attention to detail. 
  • Must love makeup and be excited about participation in product creation. 
  • Flexible personality to take on new challenges as they come and to switch gears immediately when necessary. 

Our client is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive its business results and to create a better future every day for its diverse employees, global consumers, partners and communities.

We look forward to receiving your application, please note only shortlisted talent will be contacted.


Sydney, Australia


To confidentially apply for this position, please send us a message and include your CV and / or portfolio.