Package Developer

Location: New York, New York
Department: Package Development
Hours: 40+

Founded in 1997, Maesa provides innovative, high quality exclusive beauty products, driving value and differentiation for retailers and brand owners. Maesa operates three categories of business – exclusive brands for mass and drug retailers, private label for specialty retailers and outsourcing for beauty brands. Maesa partners with over 80 global customers such as Elizabeth Arden, L’Oreal, Parlux, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, Sally Beauty, Target, Banana Republic, The Body Shop, Ulta, Walmart, and Zara. Launching over 3,000 proprietary products a year, Maesa delivers proprietary design, product development, speed-to-market, cost savings, and resource efficiencies. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Vienna, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Dongguan, Maesa employs over 250 team members worldwide with over 110 employees in the US.


  • Project Management: maintain timetables, costing and managing development for packaging of Turnkey programs
  • Responsible for overall form, fit and function of custom tooled projects across multiple beauty categories
  • Interact with Creative, Marketing (internal or customer), Product Development, Retailer and or Distribution Center for the timely launch of project
  • Ensure all the required testing parameters are accurately performed for package development
  • Responsible for direct interface with both internal China office and China Factories, ensuring all packaging aspects of the Project are in line with established costs, timing and quality
  • Costing, to stay +/- 10 percent in development and plus or minus +/- 5 in production, for documented cost of goods
  • Establishes Bill of Materials and Fill and Assembly instructions
  • Hold Marketing, Sales and Creative in conjunction with Project Manager, manage and update timetables weekly to ensure all parties are aware of critical project dates
  • Clear working knowledge of Timetables and Cost Sheets and Development
  • Attend weekly internal Production meetings to ensure that open purchase orders are prioritized and production dates are firm and on schedule
  • Prioritize workload and critical issues, pertaining to the core development of Turnkey projects
  • 24 hour Rule - Making a concerted effort to acknowledge and/or address all inquiries within 24 hours upon receipt
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the VP of Package Development, as required and necessary to support the workflow of the department
  • Maintain positive attitude & foster a positive working environment at all times


  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical field, preferably in Packaging, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 0-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within packaging and product management field
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complex tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Able to travel 20% of the time
  • Experience working with overseas manufacturers, especially in China
  • Have experience with turnkey package development and project management