Vitamin T has partnered with a client that is looking for a Sr. Product Developer to join their team. This person is an idea maker, a think outside the box concept generator!
Focus on new ideation and concept generation, as new brands/programs, product extensions to existing brands/programs or stand-alone products that fill missing category voids
Conduct market research to identify current and upcoming trends, retail gaps in product and packaging, and perform competitive retail landscape
Continually identify and drive improvements in existing product lines to ultimately deliver a better-performing product and increase product appeal
Collaborate with merchandising, design and product engineering team members to generate and execute new product and packaging concepts. Collaborate with design team members to generate style guide direction, oversee product and packaging creation
Produce trend and concept presentations as needed for new product and customer meetings. Provide direction to marketing support team to create presentations, including mock-up samples, prototypes and presentation boards. Also, prepare other presentation support tools like trend boards and retail competitive analysis
Participate in communication with overseas office on issues of new product development/sourcing and sampling/prototyping
Finalize all product request templates and binders for all developed skus/programs, preferably prior to initial meetings
Manage instructions and video tutorials for new products developed.
Provide guidelines, product direction, pricing, samples and other presentation tools for industry trade shows and events
Must have strong leadership skills
Experience managing a team of one or more is preferred
Strong sense of fashion, color and design
Outgoing attitude and ability to thrive in a work hard play hard environment.
Openness to accept constructive critique
Ability to work on tight deadlines and fast-paced environment
High energy, strong work ethic and driven
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Fine art skills a plus
Hand Sketching & Ideation a plus
Must be willing to complete pre-interview concept proposal project