Director of Product Development

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

Job ID: EB-1194603091
Category: Consumer Products
Location: Chicago, IL

Our client, a fast growing, entrepreneurial consumer goods company with great brands, is seeking a strategic and creative Director of Product Development who can run the product management cycle from concept through commercialization and successfully launch products. This is a great opportunity to manage a business and put your stamp on it!

Responsibilities include:

• Work cross functionally to develop competitively priced, innovative product and understand seasonal trends
• Monitor the competitive marketplace, current sales information and new trends to merchandise and plan new product assortments
• Manage products from initial concept to commercialization, including costing, technical design and packaging
• Work with suppliers to source products while working within cost parameters

Ideal candidates will have:

• Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience in product development and merchandising in a consumer products environment
• Knowledge of manufacturing and costing
• Experience working with off shore suppliers
• Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team
• P&L responsibility
• Experience in textiles, fashion or housewares is a plus