Manage Global and WW package development and project management activities for the global Luxe brand URBAN DECAY (UD).
Responsible for all development launch activities for the brand to assure timely, cost effective and sustainably driven new products launches, promotions and maintenance of basic business activities.
Provides strategic leadership and management of the end to end development function for the UD brand which includes extensive collaboration with packaging, sourcing, manufacturing teams, external vendors, R&I, brand supply chain teams to support the rest of the Operations and working in very close collaboration with the International Marketing teams (based in US).
Manage a team with a focus through coaching and feedback on their development goals.
Some core activities include leading strategic transformation and transversal projects suck as leading the sustainability roadmap for the UD brand toward reaching the L’Oreal For The Future objectives in 2025 and 2030. Another example is to improve on the profitability of the brand while working on Gross Margin improvements across development and operations for the next 3-5 years in order to deliver savings.
Active participation in identifying new and improved processes that will result in effective cost reduction / harmonization programs for new or existing products including internalization and securization of the catalog with new suppliers and cross-functional teams at LUSA.
The AVP development is the key point of contact for both the SVP and the GM of the UD DMI..
They will partner together to design new products that are consumer centric, propose creative solutions and optimized in terms of design to cost, to agility, to sustainability.
The AVP development plays a critical role in influencing the design with the DMI and gaining final alignment from the president of the brand.
The AVP development is part of the management committee of the Luxe Development team as well as the management committee of Luxe Operations Urban Decay.
-Minimum 10 years of progressive operation experience in a multi discipline & multi location consumer product organization required with minimum 5 years leading a team.
-BS/BA in Business, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or related field of study required.
- Outstanding business & financial acumen
-Experience implementing change
-Strategic planning/implementation capabilities
-Strong project management and organizational skills
-Superior analytical and problem solving skills
-Strong interpersonal and cross functional collaboration with ability to influence others
-Ability to interact and influence the decision making process of senior management
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Superior negotiation skills
Judgment and Decision Making:
Decision Making – the job has a major impact on the business by exercising the influence over sizeable resources (US Luxe brands WW business = $2.1B), policy formulating and planning of the development function for the ITC brand WW. This role has a significant influence over the future strategy of the ITC brand launch plam. Acts in a consultative role and must be able to influence senior management.