Product Development and Innovation Manager

Brussels, Belgium

A fantastic opportunity is available for a Product Development and Innovation Manager to join us leading the way in consumer healthcare. 

Develop products for our global brands and see your creations benefit the lives of consumers in countries all over the world.


This role actively assesses market conditions to determine opportunities to develop innovative products that capitalise on market opportunities. Success in this role will require a strong bias toward fact-based decision making and strategic thinking. 

What you will do

  • Management of product life cycle

  • Plan, design and develop new products

  • Formulate from prototype to commercialisation

  • Evaluate raw materials and ingredients for functionality, suitability and quality

  • Liaise with suppliers to obtain samples and specifications

  • Perform market research and competitor analysis 

  • Maintain accurate records, risk analysis and processes according to the QMS 

  • Manage modifications to specifications 

  • Develop product instructions for new products and/or alterations to existing products

  • Assist the process of conducting shelf life and stability studies on products

  • Effectively liaise with all departments including supply, finance and RA

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree in Cosmetics development or FMCG development

  • Minimum 2 year product development experience

  • Ability to translate technical and strategic concepts to “consumer friendly” products

  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written in English

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • Detail oriented and fully committed

  • Results orientated 

  • Strong organizational and computer skills required

  • Good understanding of Quality Assurance and/or Regulatory aspects of the product.

  • Project Management experience.

  • Eligible to work in Belgium

  • Immediate start

About us

SASMAR is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.  

At SASMAR, we do things a bit differently. There is no corporate politics and our teams have the freedom to problem solve independently. Our products are world leaders, helping couples in more than 70 countries internationally connect with each other better. Our fertility brand, Conceive Plus does a great job increasing the fertility rate and is loved all over the world and trusted by millions of couples it helped to conceive.

We are on a mission to be the brand of the future in personal care and we are always looking for good people to join us. Created in Sydney our style is different to other pharma companies but our principles of honesty, ethics, loyalty and trust still show in everything we do.