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Product Development Manager
New York, New York  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on September 29, 2022
Job Id #58412 Posted August 19, 2022

  • Looking for a Manager of Product and Fragrance Development to join the team! This role will lead the olfactive and product strategy within the Brand.
  • This person will be the product and fragrance expert and trusted advisor with an ability to identify white space opportunities and recommend future strategies for our fragrance & base portfolio.

Product and Fragrance Development Lead

  • Responsible for creative fragrance and base development from ideation through approval
  • Provide point of view on fragrance ideas, concepts and visionary storytelling in key meetings with strong olfactive language and knowledge of competitive market references, trends and top selling commercial fragrances
  • Gain strategic alignment with creative teams and merchant team on olfactive vision
  • Brief fragrance houses and contract fillers on new projects, manage seasonal presentations, and work with team to identify top fragrance and base submissions
  • Provide clear and concise feedback to vendors on fragrance ideas and new base development
  • Work with Design and Copy teams to ensure olfactive vision is translated into projection, callout note stories and the overall creative concept on digital
  • Troubleshoot development challenges and find resolution through cross-functional collaboration
  • Maintain critical project information, inclusive of all development details
  • Oversee Consumer Market Insights (CMI) testing of products/fragrances, including focus groups and in-store tests, and provide analysis and recommendations to influence decisions and maximize success of new launches and product re-stages
  • Provide support for store education fragrance training modules as well as for upcoming new launches and restages
  • Partner with technical teams to ensure product integrity (stability, compatibility, regulatory requirements) and clinical testing criteria for product claims substantiation, as needed

Talent Management/Development

  • Supervise direct report(s) providing coaching, feedback, development, and recognition of direct reports


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 5-10 years of experience in fragrance industry
  • Strong olfactive skills with knowledge of the customer and retail environment
  • Ability to gain and maintain strong relationships with key leaders and cross functional teams
  • Creative thinker with acute business acumen
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills with a proven track record of successfully developing talent
  • Positive team player
  • Strong multi-tasker who is able to work quickly, independently, and under tight timelines
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PLM/SAP)

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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