Product Development Manager Hair Goods

Conair Corporation - Stamford, CT3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $77,000 - $110,000 a year
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, HAIR GOODS

How would you like to become a part of a trend setting, versatile, international and ever-exciting consumer products company? Conair Corporation, a leader in professional and consumer hair care products, has an opportunity for an experienced Product Development Manager in our Hair Goods Division.

We are seeking a creative, innovative individual with good conceptual, creative and analytical skills and a BS in Business or Marketing, Fashion Design, as well as 3 to 5 years’ experience in product development in apparel accessories. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment, must be driven to succeed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create brand identity and distinctive product offerings with a creative and progressive design vision consistent with market trends having mass appeal
  • Build and improve innovative accessory competency across categories
  • Responsibility for entire design and development of the brand/category, actively participate in the conceptual development of product lines
  • Meet with trend forecasters each season to choose appropriate design services
  • Identify new trends, innovation, fabrics, techniques, trims, colors, silhouette as well as competitive products and strategies
  • Develop innovative trend presentations for upcoming seasons and accounts
  • Develop the Line/Promotional Plan with VP Marketing targeting yearly initiatives and communicate design vision to peers
  • Daily correspondence with overseas vendors
  • Execute seasonal/promotional core line
  • Keep current with costing challenges and understand pricing in order to develop products that achieve appropriate retail price
  • Annual sales workshop to educate sales team on new items for upcoming year
  • Account presentations both in-house and off site
  • Daily interaction with Account Marketing Managers on projects to grow the business
  • Manage design communication among internal and external partners, account managers, product managers, sales and vendors
  • Daily interaction with product managers regarding product specifications, costing, quality and operational issues
  • Collaborate with cross functional groups - Sales, Creative, and Category Management to ensure successful sell though at retail store level

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including medical and dental, profit sharing, 401(k), product discounts, and fitness center.

Interested, qualified candidates, please forward your resume with salary requirements to:

Conair Corporation

Attn: Human Resources

23 Barry Place

Stamford, CT 06902

fax: 203-351-9134

Conair Corporation is an equal opportunity employer by choice

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Product Development in apparel accessories: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Location:

  • Stamford, CT (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)