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Design & Innovation Manager - Beauty

Helen of Troy k

Edgewater, NJ

Mar 5
Job Description

Join our Beauty Team at Helen of Troy as a Design & Innovation Manager and make an immediate impact on our trusted Beauty brands: Hot Tools, Drybar, Revlon, Bed Head, and Gold-n-Hot. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day.

Look around you at home, and you'll find us everywhere:

In your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

This position will be based in Edgewater, New Jersey and temporarily eligible for Work from Home. When our office reopens, you will be required to work from the office Monday-Friday.

What you will be doing:
The Design + Innovation team plays a key role in strategic pipeline definition, consumer insight research and creative direction, management, and execution of all new product launch initiatives.

A key function of this position involves partnering with brand managers and engineering program managers across the global and regional marketing organizations of the company. The cross-functional teams plan and execute programs within a multi-year product roadmap. The Design Manager serves as champion of design quality and consistency acting as consultant to the cross -functional teams.

Optimized user experience and consumer delight across physical and product-related digital user experiences (apps, etc.).

Handling outsourced design agencies.

Owning the process, setting and driving the meetings, and assuring good direction and proven design results.

Generate ID briefs communicating project vision and design intent to company and agencies.

Crafting product design consistency with brand language.

Leading and translating consumer/ethnographic insights into design opportunities.

Identifying and applying relevant innovation.

Assessing the appropriate level of design effort vital to achieve objectives.

Building design languages that cascade from brand equities.

Handle project schedules and budgets.

Lead design control documentation including color/material specifications.

Identifying and ally on the stories that help consumers understand and love our products and experiences.

Collaborating to assure these innovations end on the new product roadmap.

Skills needed to be successful in this role:
Ability to lead initiatives, spot opportunities, and redirect where vital

Strong problem solving skills—program constraints and requirements can be sophisticated and require innovative solutions

Ability to champion, educate and consult regarding benefits of design

Strong communication (writing, speaking and presentation skills)—ability to assertively sell ideas based on proven rationale and objectives

Organizational skills (able to set a plan to reach final results)

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in related profession/field

6+ years of proven experience in related field

Hardgoods experience

Strong awareness of global design trends

Presentation skills (Knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint)

Strong understanding of manufacturing, materials & processes

Preferred Qualifications:
Digital UX product experience (like apps) where it relates to physical products

Strong visualization and sketching skills (“Da’Vinci sketches")

2D CAD skills: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

3D CAD skills: Alias, ProEngineer

Helen of Troy

Who we are
At Helen of Troy, we seek out and build world-class brands. Their meaningful positions and outstanding products elevate people’s lives everywhere, every day.