Product Developer, Beauty
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6d ago

Since our inception in 2010, OAK + FORT has curated collections that reflect our design philosophies. OAK + FORT is a belief that fashion should be uncomplicated and thoughtfully designed.

We are not distracted or fettered by trends. We will continue to provide attainable luxury to like-minded individuals.


As the Product Developer for our Beauty Line, you will play a key role in supporting the Sourcing, Production and Operations Manager in the developing a 3-

year pipeline of Beauty and Wellness products. You will work on new product innovation based on trends, gaps in the portfolio, capturing our target customer, and driving sales.


Formulation & Development (50%)

  • Analyze current trends in the Beauty & Wellness industry to develop an innovative and effective formula.
  • Lead conceptualization, development, evaluation, and follow through all new product launches.
  • Identify contract manufacturing partners that support clean formula development and sustainable manufacturing processes.
  • Spearhead generation of R&D proposals on key ingredients, applications that can be utilized from industry findings, and develop an estimated cost to support the product development.
  • Provide recommendations on formulations with a focus on clean, organic, and sustainable beauty products that work.
  • Maintain beauty & wellness industry knowledge to bring cutting-edge science to the company.
  • Quality Assurance & Compliance (50%)

  • Provide guidance on regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborate with QA on all testing requirements to support product launches to ensure all safety and compliance measures adhere to domestic and global distribution.

  • Undergraduate Degree in Science, plus a minimum of 5 years of experience in R&D, product development innovation, or related roles within the cosmetics industry.
  • Experience with Canadian, US, and EU regulations and requirements, such as Health Canada, cGMP, FDA, and ISO.
  • Experience in understanding consumer / market needs in the development of technical product requirements.
  • Experience with usability testing, ethnographic research, and product development tools.
  • Experience with private label or owned brand management is an asset
  • Outstanding communication, strong presentation skills, and ability to adjust style and format as required to suit the audience.
  • Ability to formulate and sell recommendations based on robust research.
  • Creative, action-oriented, outcome-focused, critical thinkers with the ability to analyze and visualize.
  • Collaborative team player with superior influencing skills, who build relationships easily across departments.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments and deal with shifting deadlines
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to prioritize and manage deadlines
  • Connects with OAK + FORT aesthetic
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