Product Manager

Very Great

  • Location: New York City
  • Closing: 11:15am, 14th Feb 2022 EST

Job Description

About Us

At W&P, we’re working to build a happy, healthy, sustainable world, beginning in every kitchen. We design products that improve the way we eat and drink everyday. From morning coffee to lunch in the park to evening cocktails, our essentials solve problems for real life, elevate the everyday, and make it simple to do good. 

About the Role

As a Product Manager at W&P you are creative, have an eye for detail and a passion for the full product lifecycle. You will join the Operations team having complete responsibility for bringing products from concept through final production and delivery to warehouse. You will have the opportunity to work with domestic and international manufacturer partners in multiple capacities including production scheduling according to W&P demand forecast. You will also assist the Director of Production with strategic planning by identifying opportunities for growth in the marketplace and expanding internal processes surrounding Product Development and Production.

This role reports to the Director of Production. Our ideal candidate is based in the tristate area to join occasional product development meetings at our coworking spaces in NYC.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and implement each phase of W&P’s new product strategy from market research, product research, product testing, pricing, competitive analysis, sample development, timeline creation and management through product launch

  • Create and manage clear timelines for new product development. Consistently guide the product development lifecycle to ensure each project milestone is achieved with ease and results are delivered

  • Communicate with factories to negotiate pricing at various points in the product development cycle for both new and existing products, with a constant eye toward improving business margin goals

  • Manage factory production schedules to meet xfty dates against corresponding inventory forecast

  • Arrange and oversee product testing and factory audits as needed

  • Partner with factories to ensure quality control across all new product development and existing production. Create processes for checking standards routinely

  • Act as a liaison between W&P OPS team and key stakeholders across the company including marketing, sales, and creative teams

About You

  • Bachelor's Degree 

  • 4-6 years product development and/or production experience, consumer product industry preferred 

  • Ability to work in a self-directed, entrepreneurial environment

  • Strong analytical skills with product lines including: margins, business trends, market segmentation, competitive research and trends, market research and opportunity assessment

  • Keen understanding of vendor and product testing and compliance

  • Well versed in hands-on research, product evaluation, testing, and user-validation skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Adept project manager with a proven ability to prioritize, meet concurring deadlines and problem solve as needed 

  • Thoughtful collaborator and enjoys building strong internal team and external relationships

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google Suite

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 14th Feb 2022

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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