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Product Developer

We are working on behalf of our client a market leading manufacturing group recognised within Sunday Times best companies who are currently seeking a Product Developer to join them at their site in The East Riding of Yorkshire.

The Product Developer is responsible for the development of new product opportunities within 2 categories. They will be tasked with bringing new trade quality products to the business for selection with a strong commercial rationale with the purpose of increasing sales and promoting business growth.

 

Overview

  • Reporting innovation, technical & new product development activity against targets
  • Reporting supply base activity on an ongoing basis
  • Reporting product opportunities on an ongoing basis
  • As well as supporting the Industrial Designers in their workload
  • Uk and possible overseas travel
  • Meeting with suppliers to develop product and build global supply base (50+ suppliers) knowledge.
  • Maximise commercial benefit through timely new product introduction
  • Undertake professional development and improve product knowledge
  • Understand and speak with authority on the design, development and manufacturing techniques for all products within your product categories
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to deliver commercially attractive new products with speed
  • Improve the level of engagement and proactive manner in which suppliers develop product to feed our trade market
  • Make recommendations to the Product Manager which support the growth of business
  • Develop commercial product rationales to identify suitable projects for further development
  • Working on multiple projects (10+) of various values across different produt types
  • Develop standard operating procedures for product development to improve speed to market without compromising product performance and quality (SOPs)
  • Research to understand commercial product opportunities – design/market gaps and competitor activity
  • Organize product requirements with the Project Coordinator to support photography, display and test/assessment requirements.
  • Provide information and aid in the creation of commercial product displays working with the display build teams
  • Develop and present new product opportunities for selection
  • Identify and deliver product opportunities to improve NPI contribution

 

Requirements

  • Preferable Degree qualified although not essential.
  • Product Development / Design experience in large organisation beneficial
  • Product Management experience
  • Effective communicator.
  • Ability to identify the big opportunities. Strategic thinker
  • Works as part of a team and understands contribution the team makes
  • Understands how their own role contributes to the overall business
  • Understands and demonstrates the core values
  • Is aware of the commercial and financial implications of actions
  • Acts within the limits of authority and seeks guidance when needed
  • Keeps up to date with commercial developments within the industry
  • Positively and constructively challenges established methods
  • Understands the need and value of building effective working relationships and demonstrate commitment to this
  • Pulls together with colleagues in difficult situations
  • Openly voices concerns in order to overcome barriers
  • Manages and plans own workload with direction and within narrow timeframes
  • Identifies the information required for a decision and know where to obtain it
  • Knows when to ask for help from others when making a decision
  • Recognises problems within and outside their remit
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues and has good attention to detail
  • Confident in making decisions within policy guidelines
  • Evaluates data before making an informed decision in order to minimise errors

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Job Title: Product Developer
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