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Product Development Coordinator

Job Description

About ILIA

ILIA makes clean skin-centric beauty. We see skincare and makeup as one and believe that skin should look like skin. With transparency as our guide and color as our vehicle, we challenge the conventions of clean beauty to create something radically new, through safe, groundbreaking formulas that protect + revive the skin. Headquartered in Laguna Beach, California, ILIA brings together a strong group of innovative thinkers, rule-breakers and creative problem solvers. We pave the way forward as the leading clean makeup brand in what is being called the Clean Beauty Revolution. Fast paced growth provides constant learning, collaborative teamwork, and the desire to be the best at what you do. We celebrate taking risks and doing what hasn’t been done before.

ILIA is committed to pursuing innovative technology and superior quality, value and service. Our goal is to be the best at what we do, to challenge the impossible by refusing to settle, all while showing respect to our social and physical environments worldwide. In line with that vision, ILIA is looking for a Product Development Coordinator to join the product development team in bringing high quality, innovative, clean and sustainable beauty products to life. This is an “in person” role located in Laguna Beach, CA, reporting into the Senior Manager of Product Development.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the VP and Senior Manager of Product Development to bring the founder’s vision of formula and packaging to life

  • Coordinate the day-to-day product development operations including but not limited to: setting up vendor presentations, ordering competitive products, maintaining product library and project closets, maintaining trackers and initial set up of product briefs and all other project and function support as directed by supervisor and management

  • Maintain upkeep of standards, and lab submissions. Reviewing  pre-production batches, pre-shipment batches, drawdowns and range-boards for  all product approvals

  • Maintain key relationships with contract manufacturers, conducting onsite development when necessary

  • Assist with managing clinical and consumer claims and all testing related to product launches

  • Work closely with cross-functional team members to coordinate product needs

  • Coordinate lab samples/comps and finished goods for retailer meetings, photography, PR, etc.

  • Help manage project timelines and track progress for product development

  • Prepare pricing and competitive analysis for new product launches

  • Conduct market research, track key trends, new launches and general competitive environment

  • Participate in brainstorm meetings for new product concepts

  • Attend trade shows and vendor presentations as needed

  • Ability to travel domestically and abroad for product development purposes


  • 2+ years of cosmetics product development experience required

  • Passionate for the beauty industry

  • Ability to work in a fast moving, fast changing environment

  • Excellent work ethic, with a strong efficiency orientation: Must be organized, detail oriented, resourceful, and adept at prioritizing and juggling multiple projects at once to meet tight deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships and communicate (written and oral) with all levels of management, cross-functional teams and vendors

  • Professional and positive demeanor

  • Good judgment, maintaining confidential information

This is a full-time, salary position with a competitive benefit package. If this position sounds like a great fit, please email your resume to and include the job title you’re applying for in the subject line.

Clean, skin-centric beauty.

We challenge the conventions of clean beauty to create something radically new—through safe, potent formulas that protect and revive your skin.