Product Development Director - Corporate Gifts

Recruiter
Recruitment Genius
Location
London, England
Salary
£35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Expires
11 Oct 2017
Ref
00073418
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Based in West London, an innovative promotional gift company, known for developing excellent quality global gift collections for blue-chip clients and 'gifts with purchase' for luxury brands, is looking for an experienced product development manager/director.

Ideally you will have at least 5 years' experience in product development with hands-on experience of sourcing and developing new products from Far East suppliers.

You will have a creative sensibility while being a well-organized project manager.

Our gifts are designed and developed specifically for clients, and then stocked and distributed to subsidiaries globally. Our products represent us and our clients' brands.

Joining a small creative, dynamic company, the role will be to develop excellent quality promotional gifts that meet our clients' requirements. You will be able to apply your skills to:

- Work on a large range of product/merchandise types - stationery, bags, writing instruments, plush toys, leather goods, small consumer electronics etc.
- Meet deadlines in product delivery to our clients
- Help generate new product ideas through to final design sheets
- Source new suppliers and maintain relationships with existing suppliers
- Coordinate quality control teams for factory visits
- Visit factories and trade fairs in Europe and the Far East

ATTRIBUTES

- Responsible self-starter
- Methodical and tenacious
- Good 'eye' for design; colour, texture, finish etc.
- Taking ownership of projects
- Pay close attention to detail
- Entrepreneurial
- Calm under pressure

KEY SKILLS

- Project management
- Managing multiple projects simultaneously
- Negotiation
- Illustrator, Photoshop
- Sourcing new suppliers

For the right candidate, at a time of growth, they are looking for an ambitious person who wishes to become a central figure in the growth of the company and to be rewarded appropriately.

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