Product Development Manager

Job title: Product Development Manager
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Brooklyn
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 423545
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Product Development Manager

Client Overview: 

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
-Trend forecasting
-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
-managing samples
-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

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