A growing Leucadia, Encinitas, CA based health & beauty product developer needs a full time Product Development Manager to develop new and future product lines based on market data, competitor lines, consumer trends, buyer preferences and specific retail client requirements. This is an opportunity to both support and lead the product development within the company’s product area expertise. Previous experience in lifestyle products is ideal but cross over experience from like consumer products will be considered. 
Enjoy a comfortable work environment in a fast paced industry working with an experienced business team who create, manufacture, and distribute high quality bath & body products, spa gift kits, and home accent products to large retailers, specialty stores, drug stores, and department stores.
Title: Product Development Manager
Type: Full Time
Location: Leucadia, Encinitas, CA
Pay: Competitive market rate and benefits

Develop products by identifying appropriate products and packaging that fit within company scope. Components of development include conducting market research on consumer trends, competitor lines, and price points; generating product requirements, determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies to ensure lines are on trend with other segments of the market and competitors.
Specific Duties include:
• Recommend the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing competition and market analysis.
• Review new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes in the market.
• Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.
• Determines customers' needs by investigating client stores and calling on clients with sales.
• Creatively mock up products being presented to the buyer.
• Brings new products to market by analyzing and implementing proposed product requirements and product development
    programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
• Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume;
     costing special and customized orders.
• Working with factories and vendors regarding capabilities, costing, and requirements.
• Collaborate with design team on packaging and marketing.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing tasks as needed.

• Experience in Product Development preferably in health, beauty and lifestyle retail products
• Experience in market, pricing, competitor and trend analysis with the ability to convert this into new product concepts.
• Ability to integrate retail buyer requirements into product and design elements including sizing, price points,
     consumer and shelf appeal, balanced with knowledge of cost, design, packaging and other elements.
• Able to work effectively in a fast faced, team environment and manage priorities and project timelines without supervision.
• Proficient skills in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint and Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

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