Product Developer - Gifts & Games!

Posted 14 November by I Love My Job Ltd

Our client is a hugely successful, multi-award-winning product design company based in London. Developing trend-led gift, games and stationery products for many well-known retail customers in the UK and worldwide including John Lewis, Tesco, Selfridges and Urban Outfitters - as well as thousands of smaller independent boutiques and websites.

Due to continuing growth, they are looking for a super talented Product Developer to join the games product team. This role requires a Product Developer who loves games play, has a outgoing sociable personality (so you can test out the toys!) and someone who loves what they do!

Your role as Product Developer will include:

  • Taking an active part in the initiation of new product ranges and product refreshes.
  • Thinking with a commercial head, working with across ranges for private and branded ranges.
  • Ensuring factories and suppliers and briefly accurately and effectively.
  • Ensuring target margins are met and maintained by negotiating cost prices and MOQ’s with suppliers.
  • Taking responsibility for multiple critical paths, from initial concepts, right though to production.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with your existing supply base.
  • Helping to source new suppliers, both UK and FE.
  • Proof reading of products and packaging.
  • Creating detailed product specifications.

The successful Product Developer applicant must:

  • Have at least 3+ years of hands on product development experience.
  • Buying experience will be considered if you have developed direct with factories (not through agents).
  • Have a natural flair for spotting new trends.
  • Have good communication skills - in both briefing and feedback scenarios.
  • Be experienced with critical paths and development time lines (including chasing up deliverables).
  • Be adaptable - willing to accept responsibilities outside their normal remit.
  • Have knowledge of the gifts and games industry.
  • Have a very strong commercial sense.

This is a great role for a candidate that is looking for a career in Product Development and who would like to work for a really exciting company that offers great career progression.

Reference: 33801174

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