Product Manager/Product Developer- gift & stationery brand!

Posted 23 February by I Love My Job Ltd

Are you passionate about product, an innovator, and always thinking ahead of the curve? If the answer is yes, we have the role for you!

Our client is a leading, trend driven brand within the gift and stationery industry, who design iconic gift and stationery for leading retailers worldwide. They are currently looking for a Product Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will love good design, be commercially minded, and able to spot a trend. This is a product driven role that requires you to work closely with the Account Managers and top Buyers in the industry, producing unique, commercial ranges for them. Ideally you will be a buyer with product development experience working within a high volume buying retailer.

Could you be the new team member this fantastic company is looking for?

Your role at Product Manager/Product Developer will involve:

  • Regular Comp shopping the market to keep top of new trends and products emerging.
  • Continuously review sales on existing ranges and products to help decide future development.
  • Attending meeting alongside the Account Manager, meeting with the Buyers to discuss new trend, product and range ideas.
  • Taking briefs from buyers or account manager on new projects/season and develop their concepts and new product ideas.
  • Thinking commercially about product making sure it is suitable for the retailer you are working with.
  • Analysing range performance and use information for developing new and adding to current ranges.
  • Briefing factories clearly with product specifications and negotiating initial pricing.
  • Briefing internal teams on initial NPD and initial sample requirements ensuring that the product teams know ideal RRPs, target margins etc.
  • Working with internal team managing critical paths ensuring that required dates are met.
  • Liaising with the Buyers/internal team throughout the development stages.
  • Attending tradeshows in UK and Round the world.
  • Working with the design team briefing new ranges to be visualised.
  • Ensuring all pre-production and production samples are organised and signed off internally and externally.

For this Product Manager/Product Developer role, you will have:

  • 3+ years of working as a Buyer for a leading high-volume retailer or be a Product manager supplying to high volume retailer within a creative environment.
  • Experience of working with own-brand development, Ideally FOB experience.
  • Extensive experience working with critical paths and development time lines.
  • Must already have exposure to the gift, accessories, stationery, greeting cards or beauty industry.
  • In depth understanding of margins and a strong commercial sense awareness is essential.
  • Excellent trend appreciation.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
  • Positive, upbeat approach.

Why you’ll love this job:

  • Great company who really nurture and encourage their team to grow and develop within their role and the business.
  • Enviable product portfolio and client list.
  • Fun, creative environment with a great team.

What they’ll love about you:

  • You believe in the brand: Its products, its values, and where it’s going.
  • You always go the extra mile.
  • Your winning smile and sparkling personality!

If you are the Product Manager / Product Developer this fantastic company is looking for, get in touch and send us your CV today!

Required skills

  • Advanced Excel
  • Product Development
  • Product Innovation
  • Trend Awareness
  • critcal path

Reference: 34544569

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