Lead Product Developer Job in New Milton

Dovetail Recruitment are pleased to be working with a thriving client based in New Milton who are recruiting for a Lead Product Developer to join their product development team! This family-owned, award-winning business is passionate about its products and its people, which is why they are proud to be accredited in Investors in People ‘Gold’. They work with leading retail and this Lead Product Developer will have the opportunity to manage a key customer account, a major British retailer.

To ensure their continued success they are looking for someone who can provide a blend of hands-on product development, planning and exceptional people skills. The ideal candidate will be passionate about new product development and the houseplant industry. They will have a proven track record of successfully launching products into the UK market. Coupled with a strong understanding of the product lifecycle and the ability to balance innovation and practical needs, always whilst putting the customer first.

What you’ll be doing as Lead Product Developer:

  • Manage the day-to-day of a junior team member, supporting them not only in their work but with their personal development
  • Provide leadership for the development team when the Product Development Manager is away.
  • Lead and manage the product development for a key account from concept to final launch, ensuring margin expectations are met.
  • Have a finger on the pulse of the market, trends and competitors through regular store visits and analysis.
  • Manage key stakeholders and suppliers and build strong relationships with them to guarantee alignment with the development process.
  • Work closely with the commercial team to drive the product category forward through data analysis and launch reviews.

Also, within the job scope, will be leading other internal projects and working closely alongside the Product Development Manager to drive varietal development of products, supplier strategies and more, to drive the business forward.

Minimum Requirements for the Lead Product Developer:

  • 3 to 5 years of Product Development Experience
  • Ideally educated to degree level within a Product or Design field.
  • Project management and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to travel both within the UK and internationally as needed.
  • Experience in horticulture or a similar industry is desirable but not essential.

Salary & Details:

  • Salary £DOE Per annum
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays
  • Cashback on routine healthcare treatment
  • Social events
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to discounts on everyday shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle
  • Long service awards
  • Staff discount
  • Free parking
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Cycle2work

If you are interested in this Lead Product Developer job in Christchurch, please click ‘apply now’, or give us a call and ask for Suzi. We will discuss your experience in more detail, give you more insight into the role and company and put forward an application on your behalf. When it comes to interviews, we will of course give you help and guidance along the way.

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