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Senior Product Development Manager

Elmsford, NY

Posted: 08/16/2018 Job Category: Product Development Job Number: 99611

TITLE: Senior Product Manager

LOCATION: Elmsford, NY

COMPANY: Gift and Home Decor Company

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consistently manage training and department process documents for the Product Development team
  • Train and mentor new hires
  • Manage assigned product collection and act as primary contact for vendors
  • Develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in product development
  • Maintain collection marketing calendar and ensures milestone dates are met
  • Analyze and Identify product assortment needs for buying trips and development
  • Identify trends, looks and product types that will help the business grow through competitive shopping, attending relevant trade shows and market research
  • Be in tune with the division through sales trends and analysis
  • Send product developments to vendors and review with creative and design teams
  • Present and prepare final line reviews to executive management
  • Create and manage Master List and FileMaker database for assigned collection
  • Collaborate with Inventory Management in line and repeat item selection for the collection
  • Provide contact sheets and copy for catalog production
  • Proof catalogs for assigned collections
  • Place initial orders and sample orders for new line items in accordance with target delivery dates
  • Collaborate with the Quality Control Department and Inventory Management to ensure merchandise meets company quality standards and delivery dates
  • Act as an information resource about products for internal departments.
  • Participates in Salesman Meeting, trade shows, and team activities
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REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in product development or sourcing. Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures
  • Ability to lead and mentor team members
  • Relies on experience to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude expected. Works under general supervision
  • Analytical, detail oriented, self-starter
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced working in Excel, knowledge of FileMaker and NetSuite systems a plus

 

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