James Galt & Company Limited is a brand leader of quality developmental and creative toy products. The company is enjoying strong growth and has recently incorporated in the USA. Galt Toys are exported to over 50 countries and are renowned for quality, safety, value for money, fun and educational integrity.
Due to retirement a vacancy has arisen for a senior product development manager. The job is to lead and manage the Galt product development programme, taking new products from idea to finished article, and to update the existing range by identifying and implementing product improvements, repackages and cost savings.
The senior product development manager will lead a team – currently two product development managers and three graphic designers.
This position is a senior role within James Galt and carries with it the responsibility to contribute fully to the management team both at operational and strategic levels.
The ideal candidate will have a marketing background and will be experienced in all aspects of product development.
• Confident, personable, effective people manager.
• Highly organised.
• Creative with a flair for product and packaging, and a desire to keep informed of current trends through social media, trade journals, comparative shopping and all other channels.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills – experienced in negotiation, copy writing, editing and presentation.
• Commercial acumen – the ability to increase sales and profit through product, to plan financially, developing departmental budgets and working to company plans and budgets
Location: North West, commuter distance to Cheadle, Cheshire
Salary: Competitive plus car and other benefits
Closing Date: 13 April 2018
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