Red Sea Ventures Portfolio
Red Sea Ventures Portfolio

Product Engineering Manager

Prose, a Public Benefit Corporation

Prose, a Public Benefit Corporation

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Our Mission:

At Prose, beauty is personal. We create truly custom haircare + skincare that’s tailored to the individual because we know that Personalization Works BetterTM. We have the clinical results and over 500K+ 5-star product reviews on Review & Refine® to prove it. Every formula is personalized according to an in-depth consultation that takes into account over 80 factors — from diet to lifestyle, stress levels to ZIP code. This data is processed through a proprietary algorithm and made to order in the Prose lab using naturally powerful + proven-effective ingredients.

This is the opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and an energetic team that is transforming the way people think about and shop for personalized beauty. As a certified B Corporation, and the first and only carbon-neutral custom beauty brand, sustainability and social impact are at the heart of everything we do. We’re doing away with one-size-fits-all beauty standards and creating more inclusive spaces for uplifting the beauty of the individual.

Position Summary

The Product Engineering Manager is the subject matter expert within Fulfillment Operations for the design, development, and industrialization of new products at Prose. The role will work closely with R&D, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Operations to bring customized made-to-order products to market.

This is a hybrid role based in our Sunset Park, Brooklyn manufacturing facility. Candidates based in the New York City area can expect a base salary that ranges from $130,000 to $140,000. The base salary offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills and experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, select, and build systems and processes to support New Product Innovations (NPI) at Prose.
  • Qualify and lead new manufacturing systems through Commissioning (FAT/SAT) and Validation. (IQ/OQ/PQ)
  • Implement optimal and cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods for new product launches in accordance with process specifications and cGMP quality standards.
  • Collaborate with greater Operations team to assess production capacities and constraints for current and forecasted volumes
  • Provide operational input and manage all functional and mechanical specifications of new products and technologies.
  • Develop and institutionalize a NPI Handbook to act as a template for industrialization.
  • Design and/or participate in budget requirements for new capital equipment.
  • Coordinate with multiple departments to refine the Bill of Materials process for new products.
  • Work with multiple departments and provide technical assistance or resolve issues.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Key Candidate Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in mechanical or chemical engineering or related discipline preferred.
  • 4-7 years relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proven leadership skills managing a team of individuals.
  • Strong understanding of good manufacturing practices.
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy and organization.
  • Ability to function both independently and as part of a team; must be flexible and excited to grow with the organization.
  • Strong sense of urgency with excellent problem resolution and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Excel.

Prose Values

Intentional Inclusivity

  • We know the best ideas come from open minds and willingness to listen. While our products cater to the individual, an invitation into our process is always open to our community.
  • We value our differences and diverse backgrounds by communicating openly, managing with transparency and striving to understand one another’s perspective. It’s a key ingredient to our innovation.

Connected Collaboration

  • Our strength as a group will outlast our efforts as individual contributors. With offices across countries, staying inventive and agile deepens our clear vision and consistent communication.
  • We stay in a spirit of entrepreneurial collaboration: We do not have consensus at all times, but we trust one another to work toward our common goals. Our success is an expression and result of our progressive and gratifying teamwork.

Driven, Together

  • We value ownership and coaching that encourages employees to think constructively and creatively about the business. We view employees as leaders and individuals who are accountable, resourceful and responsible. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to lead.
  • We recognize that in order to continue thinking one step ahead, we will need to try new things. We strive to provide an open environment that accepts this truth, making space for new ideas to emerge.

Humanity Always

  • We assume good intentions in every interaction, keeping ourselves accountable for the climate we create. We seek to understand our co-workers through this lens of conscious benevolence, authenticity and fellowship.
  • We operate with the intention of preserving resources, creating an environment we can all live in – for our business and the world. Sustainable care is essential to our ethos as an organization. We take a mindful approach to how we think about our people (employees) and our planet.

Perks & Benefits

Prose fosters inclusivity, learning, and diversity within our teams and workplace. Just as we celebrate unique beauty, every team member is encouraged to show up as their full self. In addition to creating an environment where all individuals feel welcome, we offer benefits that include:

  • A competitive and flexible PTO policy
  • Competitive compensation package (base salary, target bonus)
  • Company sponsored health care plan ( medical, dental and vision plans)
  • 401k + matching
  • $125 monthly wellness allowance
  • FSA and commuter benefits