Product Developer, South Coast of England

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Cosmetics/Personal Care
Location: South Coast of England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Product Developer

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed person to join a successful, entrepreneurial company that works with manufacturers and retailers globally.

We work with a diverse portfolio of Retailers and supply bespoke products within various categories, including Household, Pet grooming, Reusable Bags, Health & Beauty, and Snacks.
The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be passionate about product in these areas – developing into licenced, branded opportunities. We are looking for an individual who can multi-task, knows how to prioritise, learn quickly, and be open to a challenge – previous experience in a similar role is preferable.
This is an excellent opportunity in showcasing your creativity while working with our global supplier partners to lead the creation and delivery of this category.

Key Responsibilities:
• Comprehensive, relevant and up to date understanding of the categories, retail trends and packaging trends that influence the customer, the market and potential product direction
• In depth understanding of our competitor product categories, emerging trends and the products within them.
• Understanding and ability to clearly articulate tiering where relevant with clear product values.
• Set and deliver the product plan
• Interpret internal and external sources of data and customer insight to create product proposition plans.

Key aspects of the role will include
• Identify and drive new product development and product upgrades against a plan
• Deliver products and ranges that are targeted and exceed customer expectations
• Manage cross functional relationships with our overseas offices, maintaining our One Team culture at all times
• Manage our critical paths and ensure communication is at the front of mind
• Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure visibility throughout the business and alignment in the development process
• Write clear briefs and communicate efficiently with our production teams globally
• Be able to work with large amounts of detail
• Arrange samples, costs, and presentations for customer meetings
• Develop and engage with the wider team on new product concepts. Schedule workflow, approve product samples and assure quality standards through all stages of new product development
• Understand the market, product trends and research, including talking to customers and visiting customer stores. Assess competitors’ products to identify important features and compare performance with equivalent company products
• Happy to travel to our office locations across the UK.

Meet your consultant
Ross Carter
ross.carter@drnewitt.com

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