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Product Development Manager - Own Brand

Job Title: Product Development Manager - Own Brand
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92122
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 03, 2013 14:30

Job Description

Unique Product Development Manager, Project role has arisen to oversee the critical path of a new Product & Brand launch for a Prestigious & Award winning retailer! This retailer in looking for someone to work closely and oversee Projects to closely with the Buyers, Range & Category team in conjunction with launches of their own label products within the Homewares, Gifting & Seasonal Foods Categories! This role will be a project management role looking after the development from concept to launch working closely with the vision of the brand & business, from the packaging to the look and feel of the product and its fit for the customer and the want and desire for something different! To be successful in this role you must have -: The Role :- * To work with consultancies employed to help develop product * Communicating with shop floor team regarding launches, this includes the Visual Merchandise team and making sure that the products are fully optimised and visionary for launch! * Analysis of performance of range and being able to be analytical and commercial throughout. * Daily & strategic involvement regarding planning of events, budgets, forecasting of product to ultimately optimise sales and opportunities! You Must have :- * Product Development experience with Home or Food from an own-brand perspective * Worked toward specific deadlines and critical path * Project management experience & has dealt with similar product and or new brand launch * Influential & being able to challenge the buyer regarding the trends, theme and vision of this brand & the timescales around this. Overall the Successful candidate must be a strong communicator, visionary and innovative and commercial in thought to ultimately be responsible for the smooth running of the own label projects! In reward you will have the opportunity to work in one of the UK’s leading retailer and be part of a new & exciting project that could have a much wider re-mit. This is a key role that has lots of development so would be a potential to grow as this is a new position for the business. If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q92122. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.