Position Title: Beauty Tech Program Manager

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Department: L'Oreal Tech Incubator


For more than hundred years, L’Oréal believes that beauty needs Science. In a world now transformed by digital technology and the emergence of new scientific domains, we are confident in our ability to turn these opportunities into major innovations, closely linked to the new consumer expectations all over the world. Science & Technology are allowing us to invent safe, trustable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives.


L’Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 4,100 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, open to the world.


To discover more on our scientific and technical functions at L'Oréal Research & Innovation, please check our website : https://careers.loreal.com/en_US/content/ResearchInnovations?3_4_3=128


The L'Oreal Tech Incubator's mission is to elevate consumer’s beauty experience for all with technologies combining state-of-the-art cosmetic formulas, software, and hardware. For example, our Global team has launched Skinceutical Custom D.O.S.E, YSL Rouge Sur Mesure, Colorsonic and recently unveiled Hapta and Brow Magic at CES 2023 winning 6 CES Innovation awards.


The L’Oréal Tech Incubator is looking for a Beauty Tech Program Manager with an engineering background and a minimum of 5 years in a Program Management role. This role requires a hybrid on-site schedule in Jersey City, NJ, and occasional domestic & international travels (~5%).


In this role, you will be leading multiple projects, from ideation to launch within a cross functional team passionate about innovation. Your impact will be global and like an entrepreneur backed by the worldwide beauty leader, you will have the means to design, industrialize, consumer test and launch consumer facing tech products. The new hire will have the responsibility to deliver  product partnering with external start-ups and world-class experts and manufacturing partners. Solid project management bases including the use of processes, tools and rituals to deploy on the mass market are a must. You are comfortable with open challenges, taking initiatives and finding pragmatic solution despite the unknown. The Beauty Tech Program Manager will be involved to transform our organization with new product and processes from design practices to commercial life and after market surveillance. At the intersection of a strategic go-getter and a humble team leader, we are looking for the next talent who will create with us new to world tech beauty tech product.


As a Beauty Tech Program Manager, you are:

  • A passionate leader with good first PM experiences who wants to keep learning and progressing as a PM to the next level
  • Attracted to technology and innovation, and curious about the hardware world
  • Naturally able to deep-dive into a project and its technology to help the team solving challenges
  • Obsessed with product quality and the end-to-end consumer experience
  • Genuinely collaborating with the team to receive/provide constructive feedback and drive positive changes
  • Taking initiative to constantly improve the communication and ways of working
  • An outstanding planner and problem solver who has passion to continuously streamline processes and tools
  • Strong in work ethics, humbleness, showing consistency, reliability, and hard work


As a Beauty Tech Program Manager, you will:

  • Translate business visions into product definition
  • Challenge and propose alternatives and come up with creative solution to fulfill marketing vision
  • Be driven by passion for consumer experience at the core
  • Pay attention to product detail and quality
  • Able to synthesize highly complex problems with multiple variables down to simple solutions and concrete action items
  • Collaborate with project managers to optimize product costs and margin for compelling business plan
  • Make decision based on data and propose options to the team and top management
  • Source, collaborate with key external partner engineering, manufacturer, labs
  • Manage the communication of status, risk disposition to all stakeholders, including senior management, on a timely manner
  • Communicate clearly and adapt the content to relevant audience, escalate smartly to get things done
  • Ensure timing and quality and track budget of your projects
  • Apply for patents and protect the team innovations


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in successfully launching projects or products to consumers is required
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree is required and Master’s degree or above in project management, engineering, computer science, management or other relevant fields preferred
  • Thorough technical understanding and base knowledge to influence project decisions
  • Experience as a strategic doer, comfortable to make effective trade off and prioritization
  • Executed and found opportunities to innovate in ambiguous and changing environments and demonstrates both a flexible and resilient approach
  • Balanced strategic thinking with process-oriented execution with highly focused attention to details
  • Demonstrated adeptness with diplomacy and influence skills
  • Communicated and adapted messages to audiences with always clean and visual presentations
  • Authorization to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent, ongoing basis, without the need for legal sponsorship now or in the future


What's In It For You:

  • Base Salary Range: $117,300 - $160,200 (The actual compensation will depend on a variety of job-related factors which may include geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level)
  • Corporate Short Term Incentives (Corporate Profit Sharing Bonus, Individual Performance Bonus)
  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (Up to 2 Days Work from Home)
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs


Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.


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