Job descriptionProduct Development Manager
For 21 years, our client has been a key supplier of stationary, office supplies, home décor and gifting. They are a family owned business based in Brooklyn NY.
Product Development Manager Overview:
As the Product Development Manager, you will be responsible for the full life cycle of product from adoption to production hand-off.
Product Development Manager Responsibilities:
-Creating merchandise assortments for retailers
-Creating production notes and specs for products
-Proofing production art
-Daily communication with overseas suppliers regarding current orders
-Proofing factory PDF proofs
-Brainstorming ideas for new formats and designs
-Providing guidance for designers on what CADs and designs to render
-Project Management of retailer collections and a specific category or categories:
-creating spreadsheets with item numbers, specs, etc
-tracking changes and updates
-sourcing when needed
-Product sample comments
-Managing Powerpoint presentations for sales team
-Managing product development for specific retail accounts
-Interacting with our sales team for retailer meeting prep and post-meeting action item
Product Development Manager Qualifications:
-Must have at least 4 years of experience with product development in home decor, gifting or accessories.
-Strong communication skills.
-Must be proficient in Excel and Powerpoint
-Must be able to work hybrid schedule in Brooklyn office