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Senior Product Developer / Designer

Creative|Northumberland - Cramlington|Ref: 010260

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Type of work: Full Time

Job Location: Northumberland - Cramlington

Salary: £Negotiable

Our client is a highly sought-after Consumer Goods Company based in North Tyneside. They are looking for a Senior Product Developer / Designer to join their team.

As Senior Product Developer / Designer, you will be responsible for transforming market insights and design concepts into actionable and exciting product plans. You will also manage the development process across multiple projects to deliver category-leading product ranges.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Drive the product development process by defining and implementing critical paths and milestones plans for standard and new development projects
  • Effectively manage multiple development projects simultaneously, keeping projects on schedule and proactively dealing with any setbacks or changes to priorities
  • Determine appropriate cost targets in line with brand and quality expectations and manage product development to meet requirements
  • Liaise with a variety of designers to fully understand design vision
  • Present product development plans and new product concepts
  • Interpret market research, user feedback and design direction, and translate into actionable product plans
  • Balance design values with practical considerations and sound commercial judgment to make confident decisions on product specification
  • Proactively source innovative materials and technologies outside of standard briefs to drive new development opportunities
  • Identify appropriate sources for materials and components, working closely with the Purchasing Manager to maximise supplier relationships

Skills & Experience:

  • An all-round understanding and experience of the product development process
  • Proven experience of developing consumer products to point of manufacture
  • Keen interest and understanding of materials and manufacturing processes
  • A logical and pragmatic approach to problem solving and developing functional solutions
  • Solid experience with critical paths and development timelines
  • A strong commercial sense and understanding of how this can be expressed creatively
  • Obsessive attention to detail and a natural aesthetic sense and vision, and ideally a mind that understands 3D forms and spatial design issues
  • Strong visual communication skills, through competent use of industry-relevant creative software and presentation tools

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