Product Development – Innovation focus Craft / Art

Job Title:
Product Development – Innovation focus Craft / Art
Job Location:
Northeast
Relocation:
No
Position Level:
Manager
Position Report To:
Dir. Product Development
Position Responsibilities:

Seeking a Product Development Manager with a strong background in innovation (identify white space opportunities as well as line extension opportunities).    Drive all aspects of new product development from concept to delivery.  The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in achieving our ambitious new product launch goals. You must be comfortable with building relationships with both suppliers and retailers and have excellent project management skills. 

  • Own, define and manage projects/timelines for all new product development (from initial spec to launch).
  • Understand product categories and markets on an ongoing basis; be the category expert for categories overseen.
  • Effectively troubleshoots and prioritizes any issues to ensure the timeline is on track.
  • Manages all communications with vendors and relationship management with factories.
  • Conducts thorough product sampling review and management while working collaboratively with factories to progress product into next development stage.
  • Work cross-functionally with design, engineering, QC, regulator, and sales teams on projects.
  • Negotiates costs and sources new vendors as needed.
  • Some domestic and international travel may apply.
Percent Travel:
Direct Reports:
No
Experience Required:
  • 4+ years of experience in consumer-packaged goods development, production, and sourcing; significant relevant experience working with international vendors.
  • Prior product development/project management experience with Consumer Goods (stationery, party, toy, craft, décor, etc.)
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; HIGHLY detail-oriented and meticulous
  • Affinity for process improvement, creation, and a strong eye for quality and category trends
  • Creativity, technical capability, and sensibility for production execution
Education Required:
BS/BA
Other Remarks:
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Base Salary:
110000 (low): 100000 (high): 120000
Sign on bonus:
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Bonus Potential:
Yes
Bonus %:
10 target How Much (low): (high):
Total Estimated Compensation:
Stock Options:
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Car:
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Car allowance:
Other Benefits: