Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DG133358_1490181086
Contact Name: David Gordon
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 22, 2017 11:11

Job Description

KEYWORDS: (Conceptual, Ecommerce, Product, Retail, Innovation
SALARY: £36,000
REF: DG133358

A Product Designer/Developer is urgently required by a leading international retail/ecommerce company to work in their London offices on a range of licenced and non-licenced brands including global TV, movie entertainment, personality and sports licenses.

You will join a team of creatives in a vibrant open-plan office in a challenging, fast-paced, and collaborative environment.

They are looking for a candidate who can conceptualize new products across a broad range of interest groups and product forms and bring those to fruition from concept through to mass production. Strong creative, organizational and business skills are required for this role.


  • Create 30 to 40 new products each year for one of the UK's leading companies from concept through to mass production.
  • Ability to create products targeted to established buyer base as well as to provide innovation to establish new product forms and target markets.
  • Write concept statements and undertake market & product research to support each new design.
  • Write product briefs detailing product description and design for vendor sourcing.
  • Obtain quotes from vendors through a competitive bidding process, negotiate pricing, work to re-engineer products to achieve targeted costs.
  • Manage product development process to ensure on-time product delivery.
  • Review & critique clays sculptures and samples.
  • Ensure products meet with licensor requirements.
  • Resolve sampling/production problems.
  • Ensure products adhere to company, licensor and regulatory standards.
  • Prepare cost of goods sheets in Excel based on vendor quotations and standard costs.
  • Write and conduct creative briefs for collateral (brochures, advertisements) which promote new products.
  • Proofread promotional brochures, advertisement and packaging collateral to ensure accuracy and optimal selling position.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders: marketing, creative, customer service, and warehouse.
  • Work collaboratively with outside stakeholders: licensors, vendors, artists to achieve product development endeavours.
  • Undertake research as it relates to product forms or product categories.


  • Commercial Product development and design experience
  • Proven product development track record
  • Ability to work independently and achieve schedule deadlines and financial targets
  • Candidate should have an interest in a workplace which utilizes both analytical and creative abilities.
  • Creativity
  • Clear communication skills
  • Attention to detail (numerical proficiency, spelling, checking work for accuracy)
  • Ability to liaise with staff in other departments
  • Ability to build positive relationships with internal & external contacts
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Work to deadlines
  • Photoshop, Word, Excel, powerpoint

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