HCT Group

Careers

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CULTURE

We’re looking for people who are just as excited and inspired by the beauty industry as we are. Join a team of creative problem-solvers and become part of a close-knit group with global reach. In an industry that changes with lightning speed, we recognize the value of new ideas and fresh perspectives—and we’re looking for yours. Jump into a fun, fast-paced environment where beauty industry careers advance to the next level.

BENEFITS

At HCT we offer best in class benefits. These include primary benefits such as Medical, Dental, Vision and 401k with generous company matching. We also have early Friday dismissal every other Friday. Our benefits are designed to help employees in all aspects of their life in addition to attracting and retaining top talent.

JOB OPENINGS

Los Angeles

Senior Graphic Designer, Los Angeles

HCT is in search of a creative, energetic and talented Sr. Graphic Designer to join our Santa Monica office. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of design orientated projects from branding and packaging development to marketing concepts. The position requires the capability to work with cross-functional teams including industrial designers, marketing, engineers, project managers, sales and clients to provide design solutions that exceed client and management expectations.

Responsibilities:

• Ensure the highest possible creation of branding development, brand identity systems and packaging design.
• Maintain brand standards and brand integrity
• Develop inspiration and trending boards to inspire clients and design team.
• Work on client projects as well as on HCT in-house projects
• Conduct clear and engaging design presentations to internal stakeholders and/or clients
• Drive and define graphic concepts from early stage to final design with on-brand, trend inspired and iconic designs.
• Working with manufacturing constraints to ensure that design details are carried through into production.

Qualifications:

• Must be a bright, articulate, self-starter who can take initiative and bring new ideas to the table
• Excellent visual and verbal communication skills
• 5+ years agency experience focused on branding projects. Background in the beauty industry is a plus.
• Superior capabilities and troubleshooting skills with Adobe Creative Suite is a must
• Strong technical aptitude and knowledge of print/packaging decoration techniques
• Have the ability to work independently and collaborative and to manage a large, deadline driven workload in an interdisciplinary team.
• Passion for the exploration of trends in art, graphics and fashion
• Degree in a Design related field (or equivalent experience) and 5-8 years of professional experience
• Applicants must have an online portfolio to be considered. If submitting a portfolio file, please limit your file size to under 2MB.

Benefits:

• Fantastic Medical and Dental & Vision benefits
• Excellent 401k plan
• 17 days Paid Time Off (PTO) per calendar year (pro-rated the first year)
• 11 Paid Holidays

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Project Manager, Los Angeles

Basic Function: This position will be responsible for helping to manage customer relations and projects through direct contact with customers and factories. The selected candidate will be an integral point person responsible for maintaining ongoing contact with sales staff, clients and internal cross functional teams to develop and maintain all aspects of a customer’s launch including but not limited to Cost, Aesthetic targets, Technical, Quality and Timing.  

Responsibilities:

• Source components and negotiate with existing supplier base, accounting for variables including capability, costing, quality assurance, etc.
• Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensure technical feasibility.
• Ensure production is properly executed by establishing packaging standards and defect ranges with the customer.
• Apply knowledge of package development practices and processes to best meet client needs.
• Handling administrative duties including issuing program quotations, develop and manage timelines, keeping customer files, and issuing Purchase Orders.
• Set pricing agreements with customers.
• Use strong problem solving skills to answer customer questions and resolve quality issues.
• Accurately quote transit costs to customers
• Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
• Holds meetings with customer independently and with salespeople
• Holds meetings with designers and engineers for renderings/sketches
• Manage full turnkey projects including packaging development; formula development to ensure execution and delivery of products
• Ensure clients abide by timing in both formula and packaging development
• Provide commentary/feedback on product and packaging submissions to guide client towards end development
• Review development samples, QA pcs and production samples
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a Project Management role in manufacturing/production environment.
• Previous experience managing multiple projects or account management is preferred
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Excel and Word) is required
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a team
• Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential
• The ability to work independently using strong critical thinking skills
• The ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment
• Mandarin or Korean speaking a plus but not mandatory

Benefits:

• Great Medical, Dental & Vision benefits after 90 days
• Section 125 Flexible Spending Account
• Excellent 401k plan
• 17 days — Paid Time Off per calendar year (pro-rated the first year)
• 11 Paid Holidays Per Year

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New Jersey

Director of Product Development Sales, New Jersey

Position Summary: Represent a series of innovative products to acquire new clients, grow into new markets and develop new campaigns for cosmetic projects. Manage brand-specific turnkey color cosmetic projects, from preliminary Product Profile through delivery, by maintaining daily correspondence with customers and global factories (supply chain).

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop annual sales plan in support of organizational objectives.
  • Oversee the execution of sales policies and practices.
  • Manage and expand existing accounts and establish new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential customers.
  • Constantly search for new opportunities and improvements in our product, packaging and service offerings.
  • Uses market intelligence of brands and trends and research of new materials to create sales presentations.
  • Deliver sales presentations to clients, maintain relationships, negotiate and close deals.
  • On-time deliveries of samples, quotes and orders.
  • Provide customers with pricing and lead-time for all new projects by evaluating cost of materials and labor.
  • Oversee and manage all customer needs in liaison with sales team and all other departments on the status of all new and open orders.
  • Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as forecasts, P&L information.
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems; developing solutions; preparing reports; making recommendations.
  • Represent the company at conferences, tradeshows and networking events.
  • Other duties as requested

 

Requirements:

 

  • 3-5 yrs. sales experience in Cosmetics or Packaging industries
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver compelling sales presentations/promotions
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of personnel management and development
  • High energy, detail focused, action oriented contributor
  • Capable of preparing accurate analyses, sale reports across and forecasts base
  • Strong computer skills required with proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be self-motivated and detail oriented to direct own work
  • Team player able to establish effective working relationships
  • Willing and able to travel 20% – 30% to include internationally

 

Benefits:

  • Great Medical, Dental & Vision benefits after 90 days
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Account
  • Excellent 401k plan
  • 17 days — Paid Time Off per calendar year (pro-rated the first year)
  • 11 Paid Holidays Per Year
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Project Manager, New Jersey

Basic Function: This position will be responsible for helping to manage customer relations and projects through direct contact with customers and factories. The selected candidate will be an integral point person responsible for maintaining ongoing contact with sales staff, clients and internal cross functional teams to develop and maintain all aspects of a customer’s launch including but not limited to Cost, Aesthetic targets, Technical, Quality and Timing.  

Responsibilities:

• Source components and negotiate with existing supplier base, accounting for variables including capability, costing, quality assurance, etc.
• Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensure technical feasibility.
• Ensure production is properly executed by establishing packaging standards and defect ranges with the customer.
• Apply knowledge of package development practices and processes to best meet client needs.
• Handling administrative duties including issuing program quotations, develop and manage timelines, keeping customer files, and issuing Purchase Orders.
• Set pricing agreements with customers.
• Use strong problem solving skills to answer customer questions and resolve quality issues.
• Accurately quote transit costs to customers
• Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
• Holds meetings with customer independently and with salespeople
• Holds meetings with designers and engineers for renderings/sketches
• Manage full turnkey projects including packaging development; formula development to ensure execution and delivery of products
• Ensure clients abide by timing in both formula and packaging development
• Provide commentary/feedback on product and packaging submissions to guide client towards end development
• Review development samples, QA pcs and production samples
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

• Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a Project Management role in manufacturing/production environment.
• Previous experience managing multiple projects or account management is preferred
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Excel and Word) is required
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a team
• Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential
• The ability to work independently using strong critical thinking skills
• The ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment
• Mandarin or Korean speaking a plus but not mandatory

Benefits:

• Great Medical, Dental & Vision benefits after 90 days
• Section 125 Flexible Spending Account
• Excellent 401k plan
• 17 days — Paid Time Off per calendar year (pro-rated the first year)
• 11 Paid Holidays Per Year

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New York

Project Manager, New York

Basic Function: The Project Manager is responsible for managing customer relations and projects through direct contact with customers and factories. The Project Manager is an integral point person responsible for maintaining ongoing contact with sales staff, clients and internal cross-functional teams to develop and maintain all aspects of a customer’s launch (Cost, Aesthetic targets, Technical, Quality and Timing).  

Responsibilities

Provide research and analysis on creative and artistic outlets including but not limited to Fashion, Beauty, and Architecture
Create and curate design briefs based on research, client requests, and sales input
Create copy for packaging, product, and formula descriptions
Discover sales points and delineating aspects of product, packaging, and formula
Subject matter expert on new and upcoming trends in fashion and beauty
Source components and negotiate with existing supplier base, accounting for variables including capability, costing, quality assurance, etc.
Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensure technical feasibility.
Ensure production is properly executed by establishing packaging standards and defect ranges with the customer.
Apply knowledge of package development practices and processes to best meet client needs.
Handling administrative duties including issuing program quotations, develop and manage timelines, keeping customer files, and issuing Purchase Orders.
Set pricing agreements with customers.
Use strong problem-solving skills to answer customer questions and resolve quality issues.
Accurately quote transit costs to customers
Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
Holds meetings with customer independently and with salespeople
Holds meetings with designers and engineers for renderings/sketches
Manage full turnkey projects including packaging development; formula development to ensure execution and delivery of products
Ensure clients abide by timing in both formula and packaging development

Skills:   

Degree: Bachelor’s Degree
3-4 years’ experience working with manufacturing & production is required
Previous experience managing multiple projects or account management is preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Excel and Word) is required
Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a team
Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential
The ability to work independently using strong critical thinking skills
The ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

Benefits:

Immediate full-time opportunity
Great Medical, Dental & Vision benefits after 90 days
Section 125 Flexible Spending Account
Excellent 401k plan
17 days — Paid Time Off per the calendar year (pro-rated the first year)
12 Paid Holidays Per Year

Details:

Pay rate: depending on experience
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:45 am – 5:15 pm

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