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R&D Product Manager

Company: Pink Zebra Home
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary In the Product Development department; create, discover, source & manage new products that reflect retail & wholesale home d--cor and home fragrance market trends, match customer needs, consultant needs, and respond to company initiatives and brand promise. Evaluates and resolves technical feasibility, design optimization, and production issues Works alongside with R&D, PD designers and Purchasing departments to explore new business ideas that are innovative, demonstrable, and consumable. Accountability--and Responsibilities ----Understand and own the overall new product experience, benchmarking against customer expectations and competitor offerings. Understands new product needs to create excitement and freshness to current programs----Identify and fill product gaps to maintain best in class products----Investigating technology development, concept development, and new product development.----Grow company revenues by developing and managing new products and discover improvements possibility on current products.----Manages project budgets and prepares financial analysis reports for top management.----Works with other departments to establish a design, function, --technology, product development, and vendor strategy.-- Develops and provides functional and profitable new products promptly by guidance of Director's Style Plan and Department's Product Process flow timeline to ensure company can launch products timely.--Develop beginning designs from conception through revisions to sample approval. Present review to PD Director.----Gather market data on new product ideas to validate concept and financial goals. Traveling to trade shows: US, Europe, and Asia. Participates in Reunions and Rallies to gain consumer needs.----Understands the significance of quickly completing new projects to gain market share.----Ensures that labeling and marketing/promotional literature match product specifications. Sourcing/Vendors: ----Research and Establish new vendors and specialized vendors to maximize margins and quality.-- New vendor qualifier. Intercompany: ----Researches and develops new concepts and new ways of developing products and or promoting existing products and presents those on a regular basis to the company.----Participate in cross-functional teams to execute product development plan. ----The ability to communicate effectively with superiors, colleagues, staff and vendors is essential.----Seeks solutions and options for the team to move new products forwards quickly. Education/Experience Bachelor's degree required.--Prior research and development experience is expected.Minimum 2 years' experience in R&D, product development, sourcing or buying.Understanding of the development of home decor accessories, gifts, and fragrance from concept to production preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Superior Problem-solving skills.Sourcing and research skills.Strong organizational skills.Excellent communicator by listening, clarity & concision, friendliness, confidence, open-mindedness, respect and feedback to inter-team and vendors US and Asia. Ability to communicate ideas accurately.Detail and functionality driven.Process driven.Can manage and prioritize multiple deliverables and work well under deadlines.Familiarity with design characteristics and knowledge of product development essential. Understanding of mechanical drawing to communicate new concept specs. --

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