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Manager, Packaging Development - Kylie Cosmetics


All Packaging

Full Time

On Site


Morris Plains, New Jersey, United States

Manager, Packaging Development

LOCATION: Morris Plains, NJ with minimal travel as assigned to NY office/other

COTY is looking for smart leaders who are fast and passionate.

We’re Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin and body care. Coty serves consumers around the world, selling luxury and mass market products in more than 130 countries and territories. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.


Everybody is unique, and that’s what makes the world so beautiful. We believe that beauty has the power to change the world. When people feel beautiful, they radiate joy and energy. Just imagine how the world would change if everyone felt that way, every single day. To empower that change, we at Coty have made it our mission to Liberate and Celebrate the Diversity of Your Beauty.

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Joining Coty R&D Packaging team, is being part of a great expertise center, a passionate and supportive community to develop yourself.

You are leading beautiful packaging developments while preserving our planet’s resources. You will concurrently execute the development and the qualification of a portfolio of several projects varying from simple to very complex while managing one to two direct reports. The work of the team involves identifying, developing, and implementing solutions for primary and secondary packaging, from early inception (design in partnership with Marketing) through qualification at suppliers, third party manufacturing and in Coty plants. The delivered projects must-have success measures including launch delivery on-time, with uncompromised quality, and at the right cost. In this key role you will leverage your technical expertise, influence, brand/consumer knowledge, project management and leadership skills. A high level of collaboration is needed to partner with cross functional teams, internal (Marketing, R&D Formula, Procurement, Manufacturing, Planning, Finance, Regulatory, etc.) and as well external (Suppliers, Design agencies, etc.). You will actively look to build strong organizational capabilities, contributing to the strengths of the Global Coty Packaging Development team.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with Marketing and R&D Formula on new briefs to answer consumer needs that are technically and financially viable. Advise creative team on best way to achieve desired designs.
  • Working closely with Procurement to develop conception costs with multiple options to answer to the Marketing briefs and respect gross margin targets.
  • Conducting and communicating risk assessment studies centered around the packaging.
  • Establishing homologation plans and conducting all necessary testing to validate success criteria, including line trial at filling/manufacturing facilities.
  • Responsible for thorough component and finished good specifications.
  • Track the development milestones against Critical Path Schedules surrounding the packaging components and communicate dates/updates to cross-functional partners.
  • Validating all new component toolings.
  • Conducting all aesthetic development (color matching, decoration).
  • Reviewing/Approving Artwork files for Packaging-specific criteria.
  • Attending 1st Productions when possible, to ensure components and finished goods are of the correct quality expectations.
  • Approving quality standards and range boards for the Componentry and Finished Goods.
  • Coach and mentor your direct reports in their project execution.


We’d love to see candidates who have:


  • Knowledge of cosmetics packaging materials and manufacturing to include (extrusion and injection) blow molding, injection molding, metal pressing and print technologies.
  • 4+ years of technical experience in cosmetics/pharmaceutical/personal care consumer packaged goods industry with an emphasis on Development and Engineering of primary and secondary packaging (cosmetics preferred)
  • Expertise evaluating technical drawings for accuracy, design intent and fit for use. Must be able to demonstrate competency in handling the interpretations of blueprints and understand the dimensional tolerances to stack-up various component types.
  • Strong project management skills to include time management, prioritization, co-ordination and communication.
  • Expertise working with manufacturing plant and qualifying new packaging on production lines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to identify smart solutions with the right level of pragmatism. Attention to details that matter in Beauty.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently in global diverse teams and environments.
  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to motivate and train junior Developers
  • Excellent collaborative skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Entrepreneurial, agile and hands-on spirit. Focused and disciplined. High sense of accountability and ownership. Able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. Open to change in a dynamic growing environment.
  • Very strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills for verbal and written communication of ideas, technical rationales, risks, issues and recommendations.
  • Knowledge of cosmetics packaging regulations (fill levels, DOT hazmat requirements, deceptive packaging, etc..)
  • BS in Packaging or Mechanical Engineering preferred.


This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.


Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.

Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.


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