Product Sourcing & Development Associate

Shutterfly - Shakopee, MN (30+ days ago)3.8


Shutterfly is looking to hire a Product Sourcing & Development Associate to join the Sourcing and Product Development team. This role will be responsible for overseeing all critical development dates, following an established Go To Market development calendar to support the development and launch of new products. You will be working closely with the Sourcing and Development team, in addition to other cross-functional teams, to understand the creative vision of items on the product development roadmap, and translate these concepts into product.

Ideal Candidate must demonstrate the ability to:
Be detailed oriented, organized and efficient.
Communicate verbal and written skills effectively.
Desire and ability to work and excel in a fast paced, goal-oriented environment.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once.
Interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain relationships.
Possess an elevated level of integrity and ethical standards to protect company confidential information.

Responsibilities:
Oversee coordination of the Product Development process by prioritizing and tracking product development prototypes and final samples.
Documenting specifications and securing samples for the Sourcing and Development team sample library.
Work with Product and Sourcing team to coordinate appropriate materials and/or samples for compliance product testing and ensure the appropriate documentation is generated.
Provide constant feedback throughout the entire Product Development process to the Sourcing and Product Development Team via regularly scheduled meetings.
Track requested samples, revisions and approvals throughout development process.
Communicate critical information and/or any issues relating to development deliverables to all key stakeholders on a timely basis.
Assist the Sourcing and Development team with packing and shipping samples to internal / external partners.
Assist with special projects as assigned.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in Business, Merchandising, Project Management or Supply Chain.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in Product Development, Product Management, Import Management, Merchandising, or Sourcing with major retailer, brand or product sourcing/development company.
Consumer goods product development experience a plus.
Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel Spreadsheet, Power Point and Outlook).