Shiseido's Plan to Innovate Color Cosmetics


Shiseido Americas Corporation has named Jill Scalamandre as President of its newly launched New York-based Global Makeup Center of Excellence. The center will serve as a global innovation center for the design, development and execution of prestige color cosmetics initiatives across the company in support of all of its makeup brands.

Scalamandre will oversee the testing of new product ideas, cultivation of expertise, and leveraging of consumer and market insights. She assumes her position on July 21 and previously served as Chief Marketing Officer, Skincare, Coty, and Senior Vice President, philosophy.

"The Center of Excellence will also create and nurture new color brands and lead transformational projects within the makeup category," according to Shiseido. "This initiative is one of several Centers of Excellence that Shiseido is creating to accelerate innovation and foster best practices across its global organization."

“Jill is a highly respected industry executive with a stellar track record and expertise that will benefit all of our makeup brands," said Shiseido's Marc Rey. "I cannot think of a more qualified person to lead our global makeup innovation hub.” 

“I am thrilled to join Shiseido and have the opportunity to work with such iconic and trend-setting makeup brands as they accelerate their growth in color," said Scalamandre. "I have enormous respect for the company and their quality of products. With the Makeup Center of Excellence, we will work to drive innovation across all consumer touch points, help maximize the potential of Shiseido's color brands and grow the company’s overall footprint in the category.”

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