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PRODUCT DESIGNER/DEVELOPER

PRODUCT DESIGNER/DEVELOPER

Job Title: PRODUCT DESIGNER/DEVELOPER
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DG133358_1490181086
Contact Name: David Gordon
Contact Email: dgjobs@creativerecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: March 22, 2017 11:11

Job Description

PRODUCT DESIGNER/DEVELOPER
KEYWORDS: (Conceptual, Ecommerce, Product, Retail, Innovation
LOCATION: London
SALARY: £36,000
REF: DG133358

A Product Designer/Developer is urgently required by a leading international retail/ecommerce company to work in their London offices on a range of licenced and non-licenced brands including global TV, movie entertainment, personality and sports licenses.

You will join a team of creatives in a vibrant open-plan office in a challenging, fast-paced, and collaborative environment.

They are looking for a candidate who can conceptualize new products across a broad range of interest groups and product forms and bring those to fruition from concept through to mass production. Strong creative, organizational and business skills are required for this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create 30 to 40 new products each year for one of the UK's leading companies from concept through to mass production.
  • Ability to create products targeted to established buyer base as well as to provide innovation to establish new product forms and target markets.
  • Write concept statements and undertake market & product research to support each new design.
  • Write product briefs detailing product description and design for vendor sourcing.
  • Obtain quotes from vendors through a competitive bidding process, negotiate pricing, work to re-engineer products to achieve targeted costs.
  • Manage product development process to ensure on-time product delivery.
  • Review & critique clays sculptures and samples.
  • Ensure products meet with licensor requirements.
  • Resolve sampling/production problems.
  • Ensure products adhere to company, licensor and regulatory standards.
  • Prepare cost of goods sheets in Excel based on vendor quotations and standard costs.
  • Write and conduct creative briefs for collateral (brochures, advertisements) which promote new products.
  • Proofread promotional brochures, advertisement and packaging collateral to ensure accuracy and optimal selling position.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders: marketing, creative, customer service, and warehouse.
  • Work collaboratively with outside stakeholders: licensors, vendors, artists to achieve product development endeavours.
  • Undertake research as it relates to product forms or product categories.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Commercial Product development and design experience
  • Proven product development track record
  • Ability to work independently and achieve schedule deadlines and financial targets
  • Candidate should have an interest in a workplace which utilizes both analytical and creative abilities.
  • Creativity
  • Clear communication skills
  • Attention to detail (numerical proficiency, spelling, checking work for accuracy)
  • Ability to liaise with staff in other departments
  • Ability to build positive relationships with internal & external contacts
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Work to deadlines
  • Photoshop, Word, Excel, powerpoint

Creative Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.