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Job Title: Product Development Manager
Date Posted:
06/19/18 Ref. Number: 172
Type:
Full Time Part Time
Location: Markham
Requirements:       We are seeking senior level designers with the skill and courage to explore new and unconventional ideas, combined with the ability to collaborate respectfully with a team. You must be a strategic and driven individual who possesses strong analytics, program management and financial skills to orchestrate strategic planning
Description: - The Product Development Manager will lead the product development of commercial food service products while collaborating with the design and marketing team to explore, innovate and execute high-quality designs, and interface with senior management to make strategic corporate decisions. - You will lead new product development from creation to commercialization, drive continual product improvements, and propose new product ideas based on ongoing customer research, market/competitive analysis, and product performance. - You will also be responsible for ensuring that the new products delight consumers, are meaningfully differentiated, and meet key business objectives including timing and cost goals. - You will be part of a group of designers developing products for a food service division (including but not limited to cookware, cutlery and tabletop products). - You will work with materials such as stainless steel, plastics, resins and textiles. - You will work in a group setting alongside other designers as well as directly with management and key executives to create compelling products for our worldwide customers. - Lead development of products and various other product launches in the foodservice category, from creation to commercialization. - Key activities include generating product development briefs and timelines, establishing product development requirements (i.e. key benefits / features, product specifications), package direction and coordination, consumer performance and testing, sampling and preliminary pricing analysis, overseas communication with suppliers and tracking of projects. - Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and manufacturers and establish new relationships with reliable vendors. - Manage project objectives, strategy, resources, costs and schedule to ensure smooth product development & launch. - Proactively monitor industry trends and stay abreast of the competitive beauty market by assessing product trends, competitor items, pricing, and trade exhibit findings.
Hours per week: 8:30am to 4:30pm TBD
Rate of Pay: TBD
Contact: Karolina Borysewicz
Telephone:
905-948-9996 Fax: 905-948-9920
Email: kborysewicz@jobskills.org


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