Product Development Manager
About the Position
We are currently looking for a Manager of Product Development to join our team. We are growing quickly and this is a new position that will help us accomplish our goals! The Manager of Product Development will be responsible for Leading, Coaching and Managing a Team of Designers who Research, Design and Develop Consumer Products in the categories of Pool Toys, Cut & Sew, Inflatable’s and Sporting Goods. This is a senior position that reports directly to the Vice President of Product Development and will be an integral part of the Product Design Leadership Team.
•Ability to understand the markets and develop Creative New Products for Mass, Specialty Sporting Goods, Wholesale Clubs and Internet Retail Outlets.
•Work with a Team that comprises Marketing, Brand and Packaging, Product Design, Project Management, Far East Office and Vendors, Licensing, Sales and active CEO to develop Innovative New Product Solutions.
•Constantly Research our Competition and New Trends in Products, Fashion, Technologies and Materials.
•Ability to understand every aspect of our competition and how they have become a player in the Market.
•Thrive in a Highly Visual and Sales Driven Business Model.
•Ability to “Design to Cost”.
•Manage Product Development Schedule, including Timing, Milestones and Deliverables.
•Establish and continuously use Effective Communication Channels to ensure the Team, in the US and Far East, are kept aware of All-Relevant Product and Business Issues.
•Manage Internal and External Product Development Resources.
•8+ years Consumer Product Design Experience, minimum of 2 years in a Management Role.
•Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design or Product Design.
•Experience working directly with overseas factories.
•Proven ability to Lead a Team.
•Strong Project Management Skills
•Excellent People and Interpersonal Skills.
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