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Manager, Fragrance Product Development



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024


We are a people-powered beauty ecosystem, leveraging unique and engaging online and offline experiences as well as consumer participation to fuel our growth. In 9 years, we have built an iconic brand that has revolutionized how consumers, and how the industry, think of beauty. The foundational DNA of our brand is resonant across generations, timeless, and ripe for building upon. Our next step is to bring Glossier to more people in more places. We are inclusive, customer-devoted, curious, courageous, discerning, and results-driven.

The Fragrance Product Development Manager will be responsible for managing and executing the day-to-day product development process for the fragrance category. This includes the Balm Dotcom property, fine fragrance, as well as ancillaries of all kinds. This person will collaborate closely with internal Marketing, Packaging, Project Management, Sourcing and Quality teams, as well as external fragrance houses and CMs to ensure that concepts are communicated clearly and executed according to Glossier’s guidelines, targets and ethos.

This position will report into the Senior Manager of Fragrance Product Development. In addition to the Product Development responsibilities, this person will have a dotted line into our R&I team, spending up to 50% of their time supporting the R&I function through process management.

6 Month Expectations

Product Development

  • Pick up and manage the development for 2024 and 2025 fragrance category launches
  • Review fragrance submissions, providing olfactive informed and brand-right redirects, in close partnership with the Senior Manager of Fragrance Product Development
  • Research and continue to develop expertise of the category and competitive landscape
  • Initiate, write, and present cohesive and complete product briefs both internally and externally and partner with external vendors to execute against the product concept
  • Support internal communication with cross-functional partners as it relates to product briefs, mod developments, fragrance positioning, copy and claims, and other deliverables
  • Partner closely with PD, Packaging, Design, and Product Marketing to create a holistic product experience that engages Glossier’s new and repeat consumers
  • Manage critical dates to maintain timelines for launches, managing risks and understanding tradeoffs along the development process while delivering products with the highest standards for quality and performance
  • Monitor and maintain on-time delivery of critical project milestones
  • Successfully contribute to Glossier’s external vendor relationships


  • Maintain the R&I budget tracker
  • Interface with testing centers to discuss testing needs, sample requirements, and project timing
  • Manage the execution of project testing plans with the support of R&I lead, Product Development, and Regulatory
  • Perform market research on impactful ingredient trends, technical developments, sustainability initiatives, and formulation charters

12+ Month Expectations

Product Development

  • Become a Glossier in-house flavor and fragrance expert
  • Partner with key stakeholders on the fragrance category strategy for 2026, following with product concepts that execute on that strategy, defining how they fit within the Glossier portfolio, point of difference on the market, and bringing innovation to the forefront of the concept
  • Support marketing, sales, retail and customer support through formula dossiers, usage instructions, Q&A’s, etc. to ensure success of product in market
  • Support international expansion activities, including evaluation / reforms for compliance, locally relevant claims, and registration
  • Work with fragrance houses, raw material suppliers, CMs, community and other partners on an ongoing basis to identify innovation and opportunities to build new iconic/hero products


  • Establish best practices for long term testing study tracking
  • Work closely with R&I and PD to ensure the testing budget is spent strategically and on time


  • 4+ years relevant work experience in fragrance product development
  • Olfactively educated
  • Experience building strong relationships with fragrance houses and olfactive experts
  • Ability to present to small and large groups comfortably, including management
  • Passionate about the fragrance, wellness and beauty industries, as well as pop culture at large
  • Ability to manage multiple projects through strong prioritization and planning
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Is a self-starter, able to take initiative, and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Is a team player, flexible and able to adapt to changes
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with exceptional attention to detail
  • Attend meetings internal and external as needed including but not limited to retailer presentations, trade shows, fragrance houses, labs, factories, etc.
  • Domestic and international travel may be required

In accordance with the applicable law, the following represents a good faith estimate of the minimum and maximum compensation range for this position:

  • The estimated annual pay range for this role is $100,000 - $130,000
  • There may be future opportunities for continued pay progression based on continued strong performance in the role.
  • Full-time positions are also eligible for a competitive compensation and benefits package that include medical health insurance, 401K, equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units, Paid Time Off, Short Term and Long Term Disability leave, and a range of other benefits. Learn more at the Glossier Career page.

Compensation for the role will be determined based on permissible, non discriminatory factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and experience.

NOTE: Glossier requires all newly-hired employees whose job responsibilities require them to work from a Glossier office or retail location or require them to travel, work in person with vendors or others or participate in creative productions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Glossier is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state or local law.

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