Director of Product Development

Newark, NJ Job ID: 10533 Job Category: Consumer Products

Category : Consumer Products
Location/City : VA – Virginia Beach
Salary Range : 120000.00 – 140000.00 per year (Permanent)
Id : 11327

Our client, a growing consumer products company and leader in its category, is seeking a Director of Product Development, who will provide leadership to the product development team and drive innovation & continued growth within the category.   This is a great opportunity to make an impact and be recognized as an innovation leader!

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and implement product development; direct product development efforts to ensure deadlines, quality standards, and cost objectives are met.
  • Develop product development programs consistent with business strategies and work to establish processes to improve execution of projects, improve quality, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Identify new product opportunities and ensure a strategy of innovation.
  • Work with counterparts in Asia to source products at appropriate costing targets

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years experience in consumer hard goods; experience in the toy industry highly preferred.
  • Track record of developing new consumer products on time and in budget.
  • Strong leader with a history of leading high performing teams.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Good understanding of financial requirements around the development and production of new products.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across all departments and with Asian factories