Product Development Assistant - Oxfordshire - up to £25k - Fast-paced and Dynamic Business
This is a great opportunity for a Product Development Assistant to join a specialist furniture and home retailer known for their innovative and high quality product range. This is a key appointment for the business, with the ability to directly contribute to the creation and development of a bespoke, on-trend product range.
What does the Product Development Assistant role involve?
Liaison with external stakeholders, technical and design teams to obtain all key information and sampling details in order to create commercial, on-trend samples, product ranges.
Pro-active market research, identification of trends and competitive threats to feed the sampling and product development process. Responsibility for administration and collection of information for internal stakeholders; design, merchandising and web teams.
Responsible for the management of intake; management of critical path, creating purchase orders, product life cycle system maintenance and gold-seal sign-off as per specification.
Supplier liaison on sample production, delivery dates, QA and QC resolving issues in a timely and costly manner where possible.
Provision of up to date and accurate information to internal stakeholders to ensure relevance and accuracy of brochure, web and marketing materials.
Maintaining and updating Sample and Stock Management database, inventory and ensuring accuracy and availability at all times.
Deputises for Product Development Manager on ad-hoc projects, sampling and administrative duties as per business requirements.
Essential Skills and experience required for this Product Development Assistant role:
Be an effective communicator, with an ability to deal diplomatically at all levels, both internally and externally.
A good understanding of Product Development with experience or a keen interest in Furniture and/or Home.
Have excellent planning and organisational skills to ensure deadlines are met.
Ability to demonstrate a creative innovative approach to problem solving.
Capable of working unsupervised and able to use own initiative.
Can multi-task and is happy to be challenged by a fast pace role with a high interruption level.
Have strong numerical skills, ability to work accurately with data
If you have a keen interest and preferably experience in Product Development and looking for your next challenge, please get in touch today!
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