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Coordinator, Product Development, Fenty Beauty

Product Development | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description


Kendo Holdings, Inc. is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.  A play on the words “can do”, Kendo has become the hub of creativity and next generation beauty product development for global Sephora channels and selective retailers outside of Sephora.

Through original development, collaborations and acquisitions the Kendo stable of brands will always be creative, inspiring and innovative. A dynamic engine of speed, expertise and market-savvy, the Kendo team continues to redefine the beauty industry through great product, great storytelling, great retail and direct-to-consumer partnerships.  This shows up in everything we do and in what we stand for:

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT:  We seek creative ways to get things done
  • PERSEVERANCE:  We are moved by Winston Churchill’s words, ‘never, never, never give up’ 
  • GENEROSITY:  The power of giving
  • STORYTELLING:  Creating authentic stories to inspire
  • QUALITY OBSESSION:  Our product quality is a reflection of ourselves
  • FUN:   Work, life, and fun are woven of a single fabric
  • ADVOCACY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:  We believe in listening with humility and acting with courage. We recognize, seek, and celebrate the power of diversity across the full spectrum of personal identity.

The Kendo house of brands currently includes: Bite Beauty, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, KVD Vegan Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Ole Henriksen.


The Product Development Coordinator will be responsible with assisting the Manager in all phases of product development with a focus on the Color category. This role is the stepping stone to a career in product development and an entry-point to the fun, creative, and exciting world of creating new and innovative beauty products.



  • Oversee day-to-day Product Development operations (supplies, sample closet, shipping, competitive shopping, spreadsheet maintenance) 
  • Own process to provide samples to internal and external partners, organize testing, and track feedback 
  • Coordinate and assist with product development meeting scheduling and preparation
  • Research competitive landscape and maintain benchmark library
  • Create product comps for meetings and presentations
  • Coordinate vendor meetings, meeting minutes, and sample follow up 
  • Participate in brainstorms and concept ideation 
  • Assist in the development of new and innovative products 
  • Assist with trend reports and competitive analysis
  • Additional projects as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of work experience or equivalent experience preferred 
  • Passionate about the beauty industry 
  • Efficiency is your motto – exceptional organizational and time management skills; able to juggle multiple priorities 
  • Work quickly, yet efficiently with a positive attitude
  • Good time management and the ability to prioritize workload when needed
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (especially Excel and PowerPoint) 
  • Client-focused, personable and flexible with demands and changes in business 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Creative problem solving and analytical skills; keen attention to detail 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, often-changing, startup environment 
  • Flexible and positive attitude; able to work independently and within teams