Product Designer (category manager)
PRODUCT DESIGNER (Category Manager)
An experienced & technically capable product designer to manage all aspects of the product development process from idea generation through to production.
The customers include major multiple retailers, national & regional builder’s merchants and a nationwide network of independent showrooms.
Products are manufactured to our clients’ own in-house designs and specifications from sources all over the world.
The products within this category generally incorporate electronics components so experience of the integration of electric componentry is vital.
A qualified product designer with CAD skills. They operate latest versions of SolidWorks & will require either a good understanding of this or compatible software.
To be considered you should have more than 5 years product development experience, in an appropriately related industry. Ideally with some experiemce of home products, such as furniture, lighting, mirrors etc.
And a good understanding of relevant manufacturing processes and materials.
A flair for & interest in the design of consumer products.
Suppliers are based mostly in Europe and the Far East. The position will require some overseas travel in visiting these suppliers and appropriate exhibitions. Prior experience of dealing with overseas manufacturing is important.
Hands-on approach to product development with good practical skills.
Excellent project management skills.
A confident presenter.
Salary guide is £35-45k p.a.
Plus excellent benefits.
Moxie and Mettle Limited specialise in Marketing, PR, Creative, Digital and Office Recruitment. We work on both agency and client side roles, encompassing all spectrums of the creative markets including Advertising, Branding, Design, Digital, DM / CRM, Experiential, Integrated, Market Research, Promotional Marketing & Public Relations.
From Account Executives, Account Manager to Account Directors, Project Managers, Client Service Directors, Production Managers, Planners, Graphic Designers, Creative Directors, Art Directors, Artworkers, Developers, Digital Designers, PR Account Executives to Directors.
And all manner of clientside roles - from Marketing Assistant/Executive to Marketing Manager/Director, Insight/CRM, Market Research, SEO/PPC Manager, Media Relations/Press Officers, Brand and Product Managers.