New Product Development Co-ordinator

Job Details:

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  • Address: Shoreham by Sea
  • Salary: £22,00 - £25,000
  • Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Job Description:

    New Product Development Co-ordinator

    Shoreham by Sea

    Salary £22000 – £25000

    Hunters’ client is a growth mode and vibrant gift company.  Our client requires a NPD Co-ordinator to come up with new product ideas, developing them and also sourcing general products from the Far East, and working on the packaging design for it all as well.

    The salary will be circa £20,000 and the role is ideal for a person looking to develop themselves within this area.

    Monday to Friday, 9-5.30

    Working within a growing and creative team and reporting to the NPD/Marketing Director the team roles and responsibilities of an NPD Administrator will include but are not limited to:

    1. Attend gift/NPD meetings as required to discuss and present new products
    2. Generate brand new and unique product ideas for presentation to the sales team and management
    3. Liaise with suppliers in UK and in Far East on New product developments
    4. Work with the sales team to design packaging of new products from concept stage and pass briefs to designers from which to work
    5. Take full responsibility for the overall design, look and feel of new products and communicate developments to team members and management
    6. Actively source and recommend new packaging styles and solutions, making sure that the design and feel of the packaging matches the target audience of the product
    7. Brief Far East factories on new products, offering hand drawn schematics or concept drawings where necessary to aid in fully explaining the product and obtain detailed quotation sheet and complete the product specification sheet for each new line
    8. Attend trade shows both in the UK and abroad as and when required
    9. Attend factory visits in the UK and throughout the Far East where necessary (this could include up to 2 or 3 trips a year at the Company’s discretion)
    10. Present samples and pre-production samples to the sales team giving break down on pricing/margins
    11. Continually update our current ranges of products where necessary
    12. Work closely with the sales team on their customers new product and packaging requirements
    13. Provide on-going updates to the sales team and logistics with regards product sample availability
    14.  Liaise with the internal QA department to ensure that the legally required testing and packaging labelling requirements for all new and existing products are detailed on the product specification sheet and artwork brief for the designers
    15. Launch all new products on time and within budgetary controls
    16. Source suitable products as requested by the sales department or their customers
    17. Oversee and arrange relevant testing with Far Eastern test houses for each new item


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