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Job Title
PRODUCT DEVELOPER
Location
Brentwood, Tennessee
Country
United States
Region
Southeast
Reference Number
1584
Position type
Permanent
Category
Home Fashion
Job Function
Design - Fashion / Product
Product Management
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

PRODUCT DEVELOPER

Specific Responsibilities:

Located in Brentwood, TN this position will be involved with home décor Product Engineers, Designers, Buyers, Planners, Vendors, Quality Assurance, etc.  You will develop exclusive home décor products, recommend, source, negotiate, produce and sell a specific brand classification within the total Exclusive Brand Business. In addition, you will be exposed to store operations, marketing, merchandising, information systems technology, product research, development and analysis.

  • Competitive shop/analyze/research to gain awareness and stay abreast of market trends
  • Communicate with Overseas and Domestic factories regarding sourcing, development, fit & finish, quality, samples and price negotiation
  • Contribute business and trend strategy ideas in Product Development meetings with the Buying Team for upcoming seasons based on program plans and unit projections
  • Participate in tactical meetings with vendors and manufacturers to develop strategy and business partnerships
  • Maintain sample shipping reports to track goods from source to Product Developer
  • Manage Time & Action Calendar of the Product Development process with Design, Technical, Quality Control, Manufacturers, and Customs to ensure proper delivery of shipments
  • Create/analyze selling reports in recommending strategic reactions for best/worst sellers and buyer’s purchase orders, in addition to presenting monthly bestseller information to team
  • Partner with the Private Brands Marketing team to identify new packaging and branding needs
  • Manage and support the Product Development team for assigned brands
  • Assist in presenting the product line to buyers and planners at buy meetings
Skills and Requirements:
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with home décor design
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office; excellent Excel skills critical
  • Ability to use drawing software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or other 2D and 3D rendering software
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects to achieve productivity and business goals
  • Ability to promote teamwork, solve problems and manage complex relationships
  • Experience in Retail; Sales, Management or Buying exposure a plus
  • Travel up to 20%, this will include both domestic & international
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