Comfy Group - Middleton base, M24 2RW
We are looking for a creative, talented and energetic individual to work alongside our purchasing team as Product Developer, to manage our product development process. You'll be joining a fast-paced business to develop diverse, consumer-focused products for the home, so you will have a keen eye for developing product from a commercial perspective, know 'what looks good' and have experience of the full product development cycle.
KEY TASKS WILL INCLUDE:
Reporting to Buying Manager, ensuring new and existing products are fully specified from a technical perspective.
Work collaboratively with sales and marketing teams on the concepts for new products and developing existing ranges.
Ensuring accurate and detailed product information for customer specific innovation (CSI) and general stock innovation (GSI) including packaging, so that all product information is specified and complete before handing it to the sourcing team.
Leading pre-production and product approval process to build products.
Keeping abreast of all product developments and ensuring on track and to budget.
KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
An eye for product with an energetic approach and a 'can-do' attitude.
At least 3 years product development experience, ideally with a passion for home:
Commercial perspective to understand product engineering for price points and costings.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to deal with extensive and complex amounts of data.
Strong attention to detail.
Adaptable to the varying demands of fast paced consumer goods.
Able to work proactively, with a problem-solving mentality to ensure NPD is progressed.
Strong IT skills, particularly in Excel.
Textile related degree or textiles / home experience highly desirable.
Driving licence and own transport is essential for travel between Wilmslow and Middleton sites.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WORKING FOR COMFY GROUP
Contributory pension scheme
25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
Free tea & coffee
With over 40 years' heritage, we are proud to be a Manchester-based, family business. Founded in 1973, we demonstrate a strong record of growth and are looking forward to exciting times ahead. We are proud of the fact that one in three people in the UK sleep on a pillow that we have made, manufacturing products on behalf of trusted brands such as Sealy and Silentnight and working closely with national retailers to ensure our products are widely available in-store and online. Employing over 400 people over 4 sites in Manchester, the Comfy Group are passionate about what we do and value every person who plays their part in making our business so successful, as the largest supplier of filled bedding in the UK.
To apply, please e-mail CV & covering Letter to email@example.com
Closing Date: 31st August 2020