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Product Development Manager

Company: MerchSource
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: Product Development ManagerMerchSource is a dynamically growing company that specializes in designing, developing and sourcing the manufacturing of consumer goods. Our collective drive and goal is to continuously innovate with the goal to be the leader in the tech wellness industry. We've had double digit growth for many years and we're not stopping there, adding many opportunities for our team members in terms of development and career growth. Our customers include the country's top retailers and we continue to expand our customer base. If you are looking for a fast paced, growing company and thrive in creative environments, are concerned with big, innovative ideas, love to collaborate, have an entrepreneurial spirt and drive to succeed, MerchSource is the place for you. The Product Manager will be responsible to take ownership of our Sharper Image's Consumer Electronics category. Our ideal candidate is a result-driven, self-motivated and possesses the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment. What You'll Do Provide support to the Product Development Team with the following:

  • Responsible, accountable hands-on person with strong multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Define and deliver product vision, strategy and roadmap
  • Entrepreneurial instincts with clear bias for informed action and track record of leading new initiatives with limited resources and support
  • Work cross functionally between Design, Graphics, Marketing, Engineering, QA, Legal and Production Support teams to facilitate and own new product development
  • Creation and management of timelines for full life cycle of products
  • Update and maintain timeline worksheets on a daily basis.
  • Retail Market Analysis and competitive shopping
  • Provide creative input into design and development of new products.
  • Collect and track all revisions from multiple sources such as, Legal, Management, Design, and Focus groups.
  • Manage and track prototype creation process, including timelines, budgeting, and approvals.
  • Responsible for the quality and compliance for all products.
  • Work with customer service team and QA team to resolve all product related issues.
  • Manage online reviews and implement strategies to constantly improve products.
  • Receive, review, and give comments on samples delivered from Asia.
  • Communicate daily with Asia via email and phone.
  • Travel to China is required (3-5 trips per year).
  • Perform administrative duties as required.
  • Engineering Background would be a plusWhat We'll Expect You to Have
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university.
    • 5 to 10 years experience in hard goods/general merchandise product management/development.
    • 5 to 10 years experience working with overseas factories in China.
    • Good understanding in consumer products regulations and requirements, specifically to CE related products.
    • Good understanding in consumer product testing process and be able to communicate with lab personnel.
    • Knowledge in different substrates and their attributes as it relates to production.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel.
    • Must have great communication skills and be comfortable speaking to overseas counterparts on the phone.
    • Ability to work in an extremely fast paced environment.
    • Adaptable to a rapidly changing business landscape.
    • Passionate about consumer products.
    • Ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude.
    • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
    • Must be a self-motivator, self-starter, and independent thinker.
    • Fluency in Mandarin is a plus.Why you should work for us:
      • Highly competitive benefits; medical (100% paid option), dental, vision, PTO, life insurance (100% paid), and 401K employer matching
      • The week off between Christmas and New Year's

Keywords: MerchSource, Irvine , Product Development Manager, Executive , Irvine, California

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