About the role:
My client is a leading and innovative cookware, kitchen and tabletop manufacturer and Retailer committed to delivering high-quality kitchen solutions. With a strong presence in both wholesale and retail markets, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Product Development Manager to join our team in Melbourne.
As a Product Development Manager for Tabletop and Kitchen, you will play a pivotal role in driving the growth of our product portfolio. You will be responsible for overseeing the end-to-end product development process, from ideation to market launch, ensuring that our cookware offerings meet and exceed customer expectations.
- Product Ideation and Innovation:
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify market trends, consumer needs, and competitor insights to drive product innovation.
- Lead creative sessions to contribute ideas for new cookware concepts and features.
- Project Management:
- Develop and execute project plans, ensuring timely delivery of product development milestones.
- Work closely with the Category Buyer and Merchandise Planner to monitor success and how to improve the Category.
- Quality Assurance:
- Establish and maintain rigorous quality standards for all cookware products.
- Conduct regular product testing and evaluation to ensure compliance with safety and performance requirements.
- Supplier Relationship Management:
- Collaborate with suppliers to implement cost-effective solutions without compromising quality.
- Market Research and Analysis:
- Conduct market research to identify opportunities for product enhancement or expansion.
- Analyze sales data and customer feedback to make data-driven decisions for product improvements.
- Proven experience in product development, with a track record of successful product launches.
- Strong project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of quality control processes and materials related to cookware production.
- Understanding of the wholesale and retail landscape in Australia.
- Flat structured organisation creating an agile environment moving ideas forward.
- Strong market position within the category
- Collaborative, fast paced environment to enhance your career.
- Opening stores in various places across the globe.
Please apply to the job with an up to date CV demonstrating the above skills required, a covering letter is not required.