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Program Manager, Liquids & Beauty Personal Care Products



Marlborough, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Join our Engineering Team at Helen of Troy as our Program Manager, Liquids (hybrid work onsite and from home), and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands; Hot Tools, Curlsmith, and Drybar. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!

Look around your home, and you'll find us everywhere:

In your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

Location: Marlborough, MA

What you will be doing:

As a Program Manager, you will be responsible for leading the successful delivery of projects that drive our strategic direction and goals. You are the cross-functional leader of your program team, and you will drive accountability and engage the team to ensure the accurate execution of our development objectives. Applying risk management techniques, you will equip your team with known issues, identify potential parallel paths, and guide them to address unknown risks in a way that mitigates impact to our time to market and optimally communicates our action plan to the executive leadership team. The ideal candidate will have proven product development abilities in the consumer products, water filtration industries, or on beauty/cosmetics brands.

  • Work closely with a multi-functional global team. Communicate to team effectively on program schedule and progress

  • Take a lead role in scheduling and running the development of new products

  • Use New Product Development process to optimally drive program progress

  • Drive and maintain multiple program schedules and budgets up to date and report status of projects on a regular basis

  • Responsible for technical feasibility assessment, program scoping, and program budget and schedule

  • Will lead others to ensure product documentation and specifications are available to support timely procurement and during development and post-launch

  • Provide support to technical teams as needed

  • Maintain readily accessible Project Design History Files

  • Lead and coordinate program reviews in all phases. Solve problems occurring during the execution of the programs

  • Work with Project Engineers and contract manufacturers to provide technical solutions and conduct design reviews as needed

  • Develop mutually beneficial relationships with domestic and international suppliers

Skills needed to be successful in this role

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Provide leadership, project management and teamwork skills

  • Ability to balance multiple projects while remaining flexible and adaptable

  • Ability to work independently and be proactive

  • Strong communication skills including ability to provide concise and accurate direction on projects

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience managing projects in the consumer products or related industry

  • Ability to advise/devise engineering tests if needed

  • Ability to identify issues, assess technical and project alternatives and risks, and implement solutions while keeping the projects on track

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Project

  • Limited Travel is required

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP certification

  • Beauty/Cosmetics Products experience

  • Basic knowledge of DHF requirements

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.



For more information about Helen of Troy, visit www.helenoftroy.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.

Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, Drybar®. Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.

We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.