Wanted - Associate Product Development Specialist
Messenger, a stationery provider located in Auburn Indiana, has an immediate need for an Associate Product Development Specialist.
This full time position provides a number of product development functions including product research, product coordination, and taking a product from concept through production. This experienced professional will manage custom product requests and is the expert with our product development timeline and product flow.
The Associate Product Development Specialist:
Partners with Sales and the Service Team to collaborate on custom product needs and deliver appropriate product solutions that are beneficial for both the customer's comprehensive product offering and Messenger's margins.
Manages all custom product requests. Follows up on custom quotes and maintains records on open quotes, lost business and reasons for lost business.
Works with the Art Services team to design custom products and coordinate product changes.
Facilitates development through manufacturing and works to resolve any design or production issues.
Manages the timeline for product development to ensure on-time flow of goods, with partnership from Design, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Marketing, E-Commerce and Customer Service.
We're looking for someone who is/has:
Strong analytical skills with decision making and problem solving ability
Passion for all aspects of a product: sales, market relevancy, creation Creative and critical thinker with ability to gather and accurately assess information in a fast-paced environment
Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills
Enthusiastic team player who maintains a positive attitude and is eager to learn and take responsibility/ownership of tasks
PC/Internet skills. Expert Microsoft Office suite intermediate skills are required. Skilled with general office machines: fax, multi-line phone systems, copiers, scanners and printers.
Prefer a 4 year college degree within Product Development, Consumer Science, Merchandising, Retail Management, Marketing or similar focus.
Hours are 8-5 Monday through Friday 40 hours per week, with flexibility to work additional or varied hours as needed. Travel to customer locations or trade shows as needed
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Location/Region: Fort Wayne, IN (46802)