New Product Development Manager - Retail
Your new company
Our client is a unique, global business who have experienced sustained success through delivering an innovative style of retail across their family of companies. Millions of people rely on the wide spectrum of their products and services every day, which is why they are always looking for talented professionals to join their growing team and discover the rewards of working for this diverse and growing Global business.
Your new role
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast paced area of a diverse and complex business and make a real impact. You will role play a crucial part in developing, launching and maintaining the Own Brand product range for their portfolio of stores throughout the UK. You will work closely with the Own Brand category team to develop innovate new and exciting products, their packaging and the promotional process that supports their launch in to the UK market. Working cross-functionally with all of the Buying / Category teams, you will have heavy involvement in the manufacturer briefing process.
What you'll need to succeed
Applicants will have Retail Buying / Trading experience in an own brand category, or alternatively come from supplier background where you will have a strong Product Development focus. You will have a proven track record of utilising market data and competitor insight to steer decisions on product development, ranging and pricing.You will be an excellent communicator, with strong influencing skills who can manage multiple stakeholders at once.
What you'll get in return
For the successful applicant you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career. You will assume real responsibility but be well trained and developed to undertake it. You'll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition to highly competitive salaries, they offer a valuable benefits package which includes generous holiday, pension scheme, professional support and relevant training, childcare vouchers, option to buy additional holiday and an employee discount scheme. What's more, they regularly review their rewards package and it is improving all the time.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please visit hays.co.uk/retail to see all of the vacancies we are working on.