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Product Development Manager

Permanent Assignment | Both Onsite & Remote | Cincinnati, OH

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We are a Product Development Manager to be responsible for all aspects of product development. This includes the development of new product development, existing product adjustments, and cost based on manufacturing methods. 

The Product Development Manager will streamline processes and procedures to ensure accuracy, efficiency, feasibility based on gross margin and practicality of product sell thru.

Responsibilities

  • Originate and improve products in collaboration with sales, marketing, packaging and design to meet customer needs, margin requirements and sales plans.
  • Ensure sufficient representation of Core, Chase and Risk within the assortment in all categories
  • Oversee key projects, providing processes and performance reports, data and analysis.
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures for monitoring projects in an effort to provide updates on current status of each project in order to meet deadlines.
  • Identify and onboard new suppliers and maintain strong partnerships with existing ones.
  • Balance suppliers globally and ensure back up and innovators are part of the mix.
  • Develop strategic direction and plans to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Product Development department as well as those of the company as a whole
  • Deep knowledge of competitive products and players. Share and develop strategies to address with key counterparts

Requirements

  • Strong Excel skills; knowledge of Project Management, ERP, and/or Reporting systems are not required but preferred
  • Strong negotiating and above-average math skills (calculate figures and amounts in relation to percentages, foreign exchange rates, tariffs, and duties in addition to P&L relationships)
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Process-driven
  • High energy level in the office and while traveling internationally
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in development, procurement or operations

Desired Skills

Interactive & Media

Excel

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Job Details

Job Type: Project Manager

Industry: Food & Beverage, CPG Consumer Product Goods, Children's Products And Toys

Posted By: Creatives On Call - Cincinnati

Job Number: CIN022786

Date Posted: 05/03/2022

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