Careers

Living Proof is a technology driven consumer products company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was founded by Polaris Venture Partners, professional stylists, and a team of scientists including Dr. Bob Langer, an institute professor at MIT and one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine. Created in Cambridge , for the purpose of applying advanced technology to solve the toughest beauty challenges. Its team of scientists and beauty authorities share a common aspiration: to challenge the status quo and end the common beauty frustrations of people everywhere. By assembling world-class scientists from a range of disciplines and leading universities we are able to look at everyday concerns from a completely unique, fresh perspective.

The company has been receiving a tremendous amount of press and positive customer feedback to date. Our products are available at Livingproof.com, Sephora, Ulta, QVC, Nordstrom and in select salons. Living Proof products are also available in Europe at SpaceNK, and Mecca Cosmetics in Australia.

The company has also added Jennifer Aniston as a co-owner and spokesperson for Living Proof’s hair care business. With Jennifer’s iconic status and popularity, she has already begun making a tremendous impact in driving awareness for the company.

The Living Proof culture is one of integrity and excellence where technology and product performance, not marketing, is the driving force. It is further collaborative, curious, creative, passionate, risk-inclined and results-oriented.

In addition to an open, creative, and fun work environment, we offer all our employees comprehensive benefits package including incentive stock options. Eligibility to work in the U.S. is required.

For immediate consideration for any open position, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@livingproof.com.



positions available

VP of Global Marketing

Living Proof is seeking a VP of Global Marketing. This position will report to the CEO. The VP of Global Marketing will lead all aspects of marketing for Living Proof. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working within a start-up environment, and be familiar with all elements of the below outlined responsibilities, so as to be able to jump into the role immediately and become fully immersed with the team. Efficient, creative, strategic, rigorous and scrappy are all key traits that will make the candidate successful in her position.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading cross functional team to create a highly differentiated, three year new product pipeline
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency, rigor and discipline in our new product development process (from concept to launch)
  • Drive holistic, integrated marketing plans that encompass print advertising, PR, digital marketing and retail promotions
  • Lead the development and manage of the execution of creative ideas leveraging Jen Aniston and Chris McMillan, delivering high impact marketing ideas that maximizes the impact and delivers strong ROI
  • Partner with VP of Retail Sales to deliver high impact retail programs at Sephora and Ulta that engage the clients and drive trial and sales for our new and existing products. Will be responsible for attending all market meetings and driving presentations
  • Partner with VP of Salons to deliver high impact marketing, promotional and educational programs that deliver on our salon sales targets
  • Drive the international expansion of our business, supporting distributors with the marketing and strategy they need to launch and drive the business globally
  • Create a highly differentiated, elevated merchandising presence in all points of distribution that drives purchase, is easy to navigate, and conveys our point of difference
  • Explore refinement of brand positioning and creative to elevate and differentiate brand further as a challenger brand
  • Responsible for Livingproof.com sales as well as driving our site to be the #1 door and gateway for education and brand information

Professional Characteristics

  • 10+ years of experience in brand management and consumer marketing with a beauty consumer products company
  • MBA
  • Has led diverse team of cross disciplinary marketers
  • Specific channel experience with Sephora, Ulta and Salons a plus
  • Exceptional strategic and analytical thinking
  • Strong understanding and experience in consumer research
  • Proven track record of launching creatively innovative products and consumer experiences
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership qualities in complicated situations
  • Creative thinker who’s able to think outside of the box
  • Exceptional organizational skills with a great deal of attention to detail
  • Responsible and extremely resourceful in finding answers and solutions when information and data is not readily available
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation experience

Recruitment agency candidates not accepted at this time

Brand Management Marketing Consultant

Living Proof is seeking a Brand Management Marketing Consultant to manage all brand marketing aspects of the business. This is a full-time engagement, beginning immediately. This position is responsible for working with the team on new product development and product launch processes, packaging development and coordination with manufacturing, concept development, competitive analysis, timeline management, consumer testing, pricing strategy, promotional strategy, education, public relations and collateral support.

Responsibilities

  • New Product Development: Direct product development on the creation of new SKUs within the franchise including overall market and competitive review, concept development, benchmark review and recommendation, claims analysis, recommended usage, recommended sizing, pricing direction, and package development. Within the team, oversee timeline management to ensure that all key dates are met in the launch of the new product. Test and review each submission from product development and give iterative feedback. Work with the test salon as needed to evaluate trial of product on consumers. Participate in and run as needed the cross functional launch teams. Oversee all comp development of new products including development, photography, and providing materials to PR agencies and retail partners
  • Marketing Plan: Oversee various elements of the marketing plan for the franchise including: (1) Sampling: help determine sampling plans for the franchise and execute packaging and artwork; (2) In Store Events: coordinate with Retail Marketing Manager and Sales Teams to make sure they have necessary resources to hold in-store events such as posters, PR coverage, samples, and gift bags; (3) Merchandising: work with Retail Marketing Manager to determine Sephora merchandising layouts (4) Education: ensure education team has all relevant information for upcoming product launches to write sell-sheets and create education materials; (5) Digital: review all product related copy on website
  • Artwork Management: Work with packaging engineers and creative designers to brief artwork development including all copy related to performance, claims, and usage. Work with Research and Development and Regulatory to ensure that all copy is globally compliant. Work with translation house to translate into all required languages. Review initial artwork submissions as well as proofs and manage approval process within Living Proof.
  • Consumer and Market Research: Manage all consumer related research on product line including: defining screener, preparing questionnaires, finalizing usage instructions, and managing all logistics such as labelling and shipping product. Analyze data and report findings to team. Other research includes tracking Sephora and QVC consumer reviews online, and distilling relevant market data from resources like Mintel to use in presentations.
  • Presentations: Maintain marketing plan and other marketing and sales decks. Summarize marketing data and initiatives for Advisor and Board meetings
  • Customer Service: Work with Customer Service to develop all FAQs and conduct trainings on new products.
  • Competitive Research: On an ongoing basis, analyze all relevant competitive information on Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, prestige retailers, Salons and Mass and provide recommendations for key competitive benchmarks, trends to watch and new product ideas

Qualifications and Relevant Experience

  • Mandatory: 5 - 7 years CPG experience; hair care experience preferred
  • MBA preferred
  • Strong strategic thinker
  • Results oriented executor
  • Strong project management skills – possess the ability to handle multiple priorities and projects at once
  • A collaborator capable of establishing good personal relationships
  • An independent operator capable of managing projects with limited directions
  • Proven track record of launching creatively innovative products and consumer experiences
  • Creative thinker with track record of being able to translate insights and product features into strong consumer facing communication
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to track details while keeping focused on the big picture
  • Responsible and extremely resourceful in finding answers and solutions when information and data is not readily available
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation experience