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Product Development Manager (1 Year Contract)

The Opportunity Hub is actively seeking Toy Buyer (1 year contract) to join a leading Toy suppliers company based in Amersham.

You must have experience with Buying Toys, with far east sourcing experience. Your primary responsibility will be to guarantee that all products conceived and overseen meet technical, pricing, production, and end-consumer criteria.

If you're someone who just love toys, it's a plus for you!

Assistant Buyer (1 year Contract, based in Amersham, Salary: £32-36k)

*FTC opportunities at this company have a high probability of becoming permanent


Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Collaborating with merchandisers, supply chain, and QA personnel to ensure projects are delivered within budget, meet specifications, and adhere to ethical and safety standards.
  • Daily coordination with the HK office, factories, QA, and cross-functional teams to ensure successful Product Development Review (PDR) processes.
  • Working alongside the Design team to brainstorm new concepts, product ideas, artwork, packaging solutions, and approve overall packaging designs.
  • Developing proposals for product ranges, including SKU numbers, pricing structures, and planogram solutions.
  • Creating and finalising product specifications and related documentation.
  • Researching and identifying new product opportunities in collaboration with merchandisers and suitable factories.
  • Ensuring new products are cost-effective and meet target return on investment (ROI).
  • Supervising, directing, and evaluating team tasks, while adjusting resources as needed.
  • Proactively identifying and resolving project issues, with a focus on finding creative solutions.
  • Presenting products, ranges, and categories to customers.
  • Analysing customer retail sales data and evaluating product performance.
Here are the skills you'll need:
  • Demonstrated experience in the Toy/Gift Industry, including familiarity with Far East sourcing and negotiation.
  • Strong ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks, projects, and team members in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective leadership skills to drive innovation and cost-effective solutions for products and packaging.
  • Experience with sourcing, manufacturing, purchasing, and cost analysis for toy consumer products and licensed brands.
  • Collaboration experience with creative professionals (designers) within a company.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation abilities.
  • Hands-on approach to problem-solving and teamwork.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills with a numerical aptitude and a genuine passion for products.
  • Proactive and enthusiastic attitude toward challenges, with a focus on finding solutions and handling situations with maturity.
Here are the benefits of the job:
  • Competitive Salary of £32-36k DOE
  • Collaborate closely with diverse stakeholders to bring exciting products to market.
  • Gain valuable experience in managing the entire product lifecycle, from conception to delivery.
This sector allows individuals to bring joy and entertainment to people of all ages through the development of imaginative and captivating products.

Moreover, working in this industry offers exposure to global markets, fostering collaboration with diverse teams and suppliers worldwide.

Work Permissions:
You must possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time.

  • Start: 20/03/2024
  • Rate: £32k - £36k
  • Location: High Wycombe,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Retail
  • Recruiter: The Opportunity Hub UK
  • Contact: Ada - The OHUB UK McFarden
  • Tel: +44 7453 928140
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: BH-1274-15
  • Posted: 2024-03-20 11:19:07 -

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