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Posted: Friday, March 3, 2017 6:17 PM

Job Description:/h3:
Position: Product Development Manager: Kitchen Tools and Food Prep Product
Job is located in Manhatten, NYC or Eatontown, NJ
Role:
The Product Development Manager leads, manages and plans project timelines for all New Product Development with the U.S. and overseas Teams from Concept to Store Shelf.
Design New Product
Function: Define criteria for new products
Duties: a. Awareness of Market and Fashion Trends
b. Locate designers and identify design needs
c. Gather ideas
d. Set Project Plan with Milestones
e. Evaluate ideas and concepts from design team
f. Assign designs to vendors for Sourcing and Costing
Product Development
Function: Monitor design through store shelf
Duties:
a. Set up production milestones in PLM (Project Logistics Management)
b. Set up quality requirements for each stage of production
c. Obtain image rendering from Overseas
d. Ensure images are current within the system using correct identification
e. Assign overseas office to complete 2D and 3Ds of all new designs
f. Ensure 2D and 3Ds are current within the system using correct identification
g. Arrange prototypes to be made overseas.
h. Review and provide feedback for all prototypes received.
i. Ensure spec sheets are created for all new items by our overseas team
j. Ensure spec sheets are saved within our system
k. Gather product spec feedback from factories
l. Create specific protocol for production process
m. Provide specs and samples for factory
n. Obtain Pre:Production Samples for approval prior to full production
o. Obtain Du:Pro Samples for approval during production
p. Monitor Field Inspectors to ensure consistency of inspections q. Maintain master product development list
r. Maintain master current product list
s. Maintain master reference number list
t. Maintain master new production tracking list
u. Maintain master sample order tracking list
v. Maintain master sample inventory list
w. Know competitions product for comparison
*PLM (Project Logistics Management): our internal database used to store/track all our product data and projects
Packaging
Function: Work with graphic designer for the creating of packaging
Duties:
a. Provide graphic designer with design brief based on sales and marketing directions
b. Follow up with graphic designer until completion
c. Coordinate the packaging samples to be made overseas
d. Ensure packaging from overseas is correct

Project Planning and Management
Function: Create Milestones and Cross:functional Steps to Deliver New Product On:Time
Duties:
a. Track responsibilities with different functions
b. Identify any steps which jeopardize the launch date
c. Take immediate corrective action on any fallout of timeline
d. Meet with Sales and Marketing Weekly to confirm On:Time Delivery

Quality Standards
Function: Create specifications that meet or exceed Industry Standards
Duties:
a. Set quality standards for the product
b. Maintain information regarding factory capabilities
c. Coordinate with sales Customer Requirements and protocols
d. Maintain updated Quality Standard Chart as product evolves
e. Review, Approve and Maintain Preproduction, DuPro and Production samples
for all product.

Sourcing
Function: Work with overseas staff to source and develop new factories, better pricing, better relationships.
Duties:
a. Travel Overseas to source new factories and build relationships overseas
b. Communicate our standards, needs and procedures with the factories
c. Negotiate Pricing with our factories

Interaction with Sales and Marketing
Function: Support Sales and Marketing
Duties:
a. Confirm Customer Requirements with Sales
b. Define Project Scope : Sample Reqmts, Images, Multiple Renditions
c. Setup Team responsibilities and timelines : U.S. and Overseas
d. Update marketing on all new designs for feedback
e. Provide marketing with call out for product
f. Sup

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