Role details

Manager Launch Planning - Cosmetics Company

Los Angeles   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Develop New Product Launch Plans
  • Monitor Launch Plans

About Our Client

Our client is a growing cosmetics company in Los Angeles looking for a Manager of Launch Planning.

Job Description

  • Develops new launch plan and scenarios for launch (launch, sets/holiday, exclusives), accurately planning growth and drawing on analyses of previous performance; solicits input from Account Leads and Account Planners on plan; regularly meets with Product Marketing to discuss and align
  • Develops new launch plans estimates for marketing presentation 12 months in advance for retailers' input; attends launch proposal meetings and works closely with Product Marketing to discuss and align
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning on new launch plan proposals; evaluate pipe and forward 3 month plan to ensure door counts/events can be covered
  • Analyze monthly and rolling plans for all launch products with Demand Planning
  • Works with Replenishment, retailers and Account Planners to develop recommendations for ordering parameters for launch, holiday/sets, exclusives
  • Works with product marketing to set and track ship and on-counter dates
  • Collaborates with the event team who executes launch
  • Works with Account Services to ensure the correct items are shipped to the correct doors at the right time
  • Works with Supply to ensure that launches are assembled correctly
  • Works with Supply to ensure inventory availability on launches, upcoming deliveries and trouble shoots problems
  • Calls out large variances in performance v. plan that may require a change in the demand plan
  • Monitors weekly performance during launch, holiday/sets, exclusives
  • Monitors quantities and develops plans, with approval of Head of Account & Sales Planning, to exhaust all excess SKUs, especially limited editions

The Successful Applicant

  • College degree required
  • Project management experience strongly preferred
  • 5 years experience in a similar job preferrably with Food, Cosmetics, Consumer Durables Industry experience
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Ability to analyze and manipulate large amount of data in excel and teach others to do so
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently

What's on Offer

Comprehensive salary + benefits

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