United States, Culver City, CA, Henkel Consumer Brands

Product Development Manager - Kenra Professional

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you’re up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?

Working within a highly dedicated and passionate team, our Product Development Managers are responsible for learning the beauty market and generating insights on industry needs and trends. The successful candidate possesses a mix of analytic (market research, portfolio analysis, sales data analysis), and creative (eye for photography, beauty mindset & fashion trend identification) skills, along with lateral thinking & a hardworking outlook.


Creative & Product Development

  • Consistently inventive and able to provide out of the box solutions on concept ideas
  • Bring to life innovative and impactful new products, from concept to launch and drive the entire PD process 
  • Determine COG targets, make recommendations on pricing strategy 
  • Lead photo/video shoot briefs from concept to execution
  • Lead product testing to ensure high quality, superior performance and unique product offering
  • Peer leadership and collaboration among cross functional partners (R&D, creative, operations, legal, regulatory/ toxicology and integrative marketing)
  • Develop a strong connection to the professional beauty industry with in-salon field visits, trade show attendance, etc

Market Analysis, Research & Portfolio Development

  • Analyze sales data (excel) and creates insights on sales & customers data
  • Understand / bring key insights from current and future market trends and dynamics
  • Research category and competitive information as it relates to new product concepts
  • Utilizes trend forecasting and market research databases/ tools to uncover new insights


  • Bachelors degree
  • 5+ years experience in product development, brand marketing, or innovation roles
  • Beauty experience preferred
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and timelines with a sense of urgency and accuracy
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to convince & influence
  • High level of passion, initiative, and assertiveness
  • Helps others succeed and a true team player
  • Strong project and financial management skills
  • Passion for the beauty/fashion industry
  • Travel Required 10%

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: req41405
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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