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Manager, Packaging Development

Laguna Beach, California, United States$100,000 - $125,000 per yearProduct Development

Job description

We are in search of a boundless Manager of Packaging Development to support ILIA packaging development from concept to commercialization. This role will have the technical expertise to conduct comprehensive feasibility analysis, dimension evaluation and manufacture assembly instructions, and work collaboratively with our Creative team on designing materials that are aligned with our mission & values.

This role is hybrid for candidates located in Los Angeles or New York City and reports into the Director of Packaging 

  • Manage the end-to-end of packaging development and execution for new launches from concept to commercialization.

  • Work collaboratively with our Creative team on design creation by providing material, formula, and sustainability guidelines, and technical feedback.

  • Provide comprehensive feasibility of each concept or package that defines function, manufacturability, component cost, tooling estimates, and preliminary development lead time.

  • Collaborate with key cross-functional team members to manage project timelines and cost of goods to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of launches.

  • Create and approve packaging specifications, technical drawings, risk analysis, dimension evaluation and manufacturing assembly instruction.

  • Coordinate sample, standard, and range board approval between internal cross functional teams, suppliers, and contract manufacturers.

  • Monitor industry trends and advances in packaging technology and sustainability to inform future product development.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with packaging vendors and manufacturers to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of packaging materials and components.

  • Oversee testing and validation of packaging materials to ensure they meet regulatory requirements and brand standards.

  • Partner with key cross-functional team members to manage project timelines and cost of goods to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of launches.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in packaging engineering, industrial design, or a related field.

  • 5+ years of experience in packaging development and management, preferably in the beauty or personal care industry with 1-2 years of management experience

  • Extensive knowledge of sustainable packaging materials and practices.

  • Experience working with industry leading global packaging suppliers and contract manufacturers.

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and project management skills.

  • Ability to be agile and thrive in a dynamic environment, with extensive project load.

  • Strong experience with custom tooling, manufacturing processes, and packaging test methods.

What we would like to offer...

  • Base salary range: $100,000-125,000
  • Bonus Opportunity
  • Health Benefits - 100% employer-paid medical, dental & vision coverage
  • Flex Time Off - No cap on personal time off and paid company holidays
  • Seasonal Flex Days - Flexible scheduling to enjoy extra time under the sun during the Spring & Summer season
  • Parental Leave - Up to 18 weeks paid parental leave
  • 401(k) - Save for your future with a 401(k) with a company match
  • Flexibility & Wellness Stipends - Monthly stipends to support remote work & self-care
  • Hybrid Work Model - Find your flow, working from home or from our office 
  • ILIA Products - Quarterly stipend to replenish your favorite products and try new ones

About ILIA

ILIA makes clean skin-centric beauty. We see skincare and makeup as one and believe that skin should look like skin. With transparency as our guide and color as our vehicle, we challenge the conventions of clean beauty to create something radically new, through safe, groundbreaking formulas that protect + revive the skin. Headquartered in Laguna Beach, California, ILIA brings together a strong group of innovative thinkers, rule-breakers and creative problem solvers. We pave the way forward as the leading clean makeup brand in what is being called the Clean Beauty Revolution. Fast paced growth provides constant learning, collaborative teamwork, and the desire to be the best at what you do. We celebrate taking risks and doing what hasn’t been done before.