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Product Developer

Verwood - Dorset

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Department Mission Statement

Develop innovative product commercially tailored to each customer, with a passion for delivering exceptional accuracy, quality and originality.

About Avec

AVEC is a dynamic business, founded by talent, ambition and relationships.  We have honed our strengths by understanding what we do welland how we work best together.  Our growth is underpinned by teamwork, a positive and proactive attitude, and a shared culture of supportive excellence. The core values of AVEC are those of partnership and relationship building, with a focus on quality and tailored product development. By getting every step right, we develop everything to high specification.

Applicant Profile

A creative adaptable and focussed product developer responsible for producing a wide variety of bespoke content for own brand and white label product. Working in a fast-paced environment the successful candidate will be highly organised and have excellent communication skills and a fanatical eye for detail.
 
They will play a pivotal role driving the creation and direction of commercial ranges within a highly motivated Product Development team. Working in a fast-paced environment the Product Developer will be highly organised and have excellent communication skills.
 
The purpose of the Product team is to deliver exceptional, well-researched and commercially validated product development, customer service and sales growth through proficient product knowledge, concept ideation through to detailed development, and management of content, whilst maintaining rigorous quality controls – all to an exceptional standard.
 
Key roles & responsibilities

  • Stay on top of market and product research
  • Conduct regular store visits and attend trade shows as necessary
  • Assist in sourcing new/improved product, both from existing partners and new production facilities
  • Present trends and product ideas to team and wider business on regular basis
  • Compile range plans for a variety of customers, from line list to planogram
  • Produce detailed spec sheets to procure accurate pricing from production facilities; check specs completed by the wider business
  • Check and test artwork and product samples at all stages for quality and accuracy
  • Put together mood boards/research to assist with design direction
  • Decide on validated colours and designs for a variety of products
  • Commission projects by external designers
  • Copywriting: provide accurate and engaging pack copy, marketing copy, instructions etc. Proofing and editing of own and others’ work
  • Make product samples for photography as required, assist with photography
  • Mock up kit samples for customers
  • Assist with consumer queries via email and over the telephone
  • Support and assist Category Managers with tasks as required.

You need to be

  • Passionate about product, with a drive to ensure high quality and seek the best
  • A stickler for detail, rules and processes
  • Creative, with a nose for new, exciting trends
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Considerate, hard-working and helpful; an excellent team player
  • A great communicator who loves sharing ideas
  • Fearless in the face of a challenge
  • Able to use your initiative to complete tasks to a high standard
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and prioritise your own workload…but always willing to jump in and help others with little notice
  • Flexible, positive and ready to hit the ground running