Senior Product Manager

  • plus package
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Consumer Packaged Goods

The Company:

My client is a key player within the consumer industry who specialise in the design and manufacture of imaginative toys and games. The business has seen incredible growth in the last few years and has positioned them as a key player within their sector. They have an established business with a strong product portfolio and clear vision in driving the business forward.

As a result of this success, they are looking for a talented professional to join their Team as a Senior Product Manager.

They have an established team who offer a great working atmosphere, which is spread across different international territories. The company has good market penetration in the across multiple channels and multiple markets.

The role:

As the Senior Product Manager, you will be reporting directly into the General Manager Uk & Ireland and will also have a dotted line into the Vice President of Brand Development and Innovation. You will be a key member of the NPD team and office based in Manchester, working alongside another Senior Product Manager and Product Manager; you will also work closely with the marketing team. This is a team-oriented role, and you will be responsible for ensuring that the quality and integrity of the final products meet the brief.

Key Responsibilities

  • Product research and new ideas generation - play pattern development.
  • Concept development, technical component specifications and costings.
  • Working hand in hand with all internal departments to ensure products are developed, produced and shipped to agreed deadlines.
  • Managing international artwork requirements and toy safety compliance for overseas partners and distributors.
  • Liaising with the designers and preparing briefs
  • Copy-writing and proof reading.
  • Working with the Marketing team to position products, conduct focus group research and present new concepts to the sales team.
  • Working with factory management and manufacturers.
  • Visiting international Trade Fairs and suppliers, when required.
  • Maintaining product technical files and toy safety compliance, whilst working with external toy safety consultants.

The person:

You will have a focused, hardworking and entrepreneurial attitude to business and ideally come from a creative background with a real passion for NPD. As a positive and passionate team player, you will not be phased by working under pressure and to deadlines with strong project management and interpersonal skills.

You will already be an experienced Product Manager within the Toy sector with ideally at least five years' experience under your belt. Understanding all aspects of product development, you will be commercially focused and equipped with strong organisational, planning and communication skills.

We are looking for a professional to join a friendly, dynamic team who has a lot of drive and commitment to their responsibilities. Sound knowledge of the tooling and injection moulding process would be a distinct advantage. Ideally, you will also be degree educated.

You will relish developing sound working relationships and networking with external designers, inventors, and manufacturers.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with the right attributes and experience to join a fast moving and dynamic company, with the opportunity to progress further.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with the right attributes and experience to join a fast moving and dynamic company, with the opportunity to progress further.

Yasmin Bryant Manager - Consumer
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