Product Development Specialist
2h ago

About Supernova

We are the fastest growing health & beauty social e-commerce company. We build health and beauty products for a new generation of women worldwide.

Independently owned with a global marketing reach and offices in Los Angeles, London, Singapore, New Delhi and Melbourne, we connect with over 12 million women on social media every week.

About Supernova’s Internal Engine

  • Together we create Superstars! Our three company pillars are guided by this motto : Our product and brands are of the highest quality and within the top five in their category;
  • our customers are the focus of our actions and their lives improve with our products; our talent and employees grow and develop within Supernova.

    This means that investing in hiring, developing and retaining the brightest minds in the world is a top priority. Living our core values of #MakeAnImpact, #TalkAboutIt, #SeekNewOpportunities, #DelightAndSurprise and #MoveForwardTogether creates a unique culture across five different time zones and allows us to realise the enormous potential of this exciting industry.

    If you’re an ambitious, smart, natural collaborator who likes taking risks, influencing, and innovating in a challenging hyper-growth environment, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team.

    Located out of Singapore, this role provides tremendous opportunity for the right candidate : to capture the energy and rapid pace of a fast growing start up, while being responsible for a sizeable and growing part of our global footprint.

    About the Job

    We are looking for a stellar Product Development Specialist to drive the development of new products within the health and cosmetics product categories.

    This includes working with internal and external suppliers to specify product requirements, sampling coordination and running product trials with customers and compliance testing.

    In addition, you will be responsible for negotiating the best possible prices with suppliers and consulting internally on the optimal supply chain.

    The ideal candidate will have a complete obsession for product development, continuous improvements and customer satisfaction.

    You thirst for a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment and maintain high energy levels in a constantly changing environment.


  • Monitor and maintain product development timelines, ensuring internal and external stakeholders are on track
  • Sourcing of products complimentary to beauty and health category, suitable to be sold in bundles, GWPs etc
  • Negotiation of pricing and timelines with suppliers.
  • Support in managing costing of the products under development and ensuring business cases are put together in a timely manner.
  • Support the development of product packaging for beauty and wellness category
  • Work with suppliers on timely and thorough feedback on new sample / formulas and back-up formulas based on evaluation of submission and feedback from user trials
  • Support in project-related pre-production mockup and / or pilot samples requested for PR, Marketing and sales presentation
  • Organize in-house focus group testing to test / improve formulas during development stage create questionnaires, recruit testers, coordinate samples, collect feedback and data, analyze results and present findings
  • Organize samples between suppliers and internal stakeholders until signoff samples with documentation for providing feedback & managing storage lab
  • Support artwork creation by collaboration with brand, design and compliance team
  • Ensure packaging and finished product pass appropriate quality testing
  • Report and document the progress of each project with all considerations clearly factored
  • Support the Manager with administrative requests where required
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or ability to demonstrate equivalent
  • 1-3 years proven experience in a fast-moving environment (e-commerce preferred), in a supply chain, product development
  • Beauty, Consumables or Packaging experience
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance protocols and experience in a highly regulated environment (GMP, FDA, etc) is preferred
  • An analytical mind - comfortable with BI tools such as Excel
  • Highly organized and experienced in project management
  • Strong cross functional communication skills
  • These characteristics describe you : punctual, reliable, detail oriented, upbeat, can do attitude no job is too big or too small
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Positive attitude always willing to go the extra mile
  • In return you will get :

  • Flat hierarchy and co-operative working atmosphere
  • Freedom to execute own ideas
  • Competitive package
  • Medical Coverage
  • A fully stocked pantry!
  • This position is available immediately. All applications will be treated confidentially.

    Only Singaporeans and PRs can be considered for this position.

    Please note that we can only contact successful applicants.

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