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Product Development Specialist

Kelly Services
Troy, MI 48007
**Product Development Specialist**

**Troy, MI (Hybrid)**

**$55,000 - $65,000**


**Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm**


**Kelly Services has re-partnered with our family and women owned manufacturer, who is seeking a permanent and** **entry level** **candidate to join their growing team in this newly created role. In business over 35 years, their corporate HQ is located in Troy and they are in growth mode! The Product Developer/Global Sourcing Manager is seeking a self-starter candidate, who she can train and let run with this role.**


**Following a 4 week training onsite, the role will go hybrid to where you can work from home 3 days a week and 2 days in office. Their team is extremely family oriented, driven to retain employees and have a great work/life balance. This is an exciting time to join if you are looking to kick off your career and be a part of this amazing business.**


**Responsibilities**


+ Assist the PD Manager with development of new products within the overall category scope, while managing specific categories with guidance, as assigned.

+ Gather and maintain market data on key product trends: including competitive landscape, new fabrication methods, materials, designs, and pricing and provide recommendations to PD Manager.

+ Work with manager to develop a strong understanding of the Product Development process from inception through design, engineering, manufacturing, and quality.

+ Responsible for communicating all timelines and providing the documentation for all development projects to Project Management.

+ Create and maintain item information on the intranet (UPCs, freight information, HTS numbers etc.) for all items under PD responsibility. Work closely with legal and quality to ensure accuracy of social and legal compliance.

+ Work with PD manager to develop a strong understanding of Product Development financial and costing strategies.

+ Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing profits and gaining market share while ensuring customer satisfaction.

+ Work with domestic and import vendors to better understand how products are manufactured to ensure that we can be more efficient and more competitive to increase profitability.

+ Participate in ideation, brainstorming and research across all product categories.

+ On-going analysis of internal sales/POS data to assist in product line management/recommendations. Work with the sales team to execute successful strategies on key accounts.

+ Communicate regularly with Asia to track and maintain import item development.

+ Communicate with Engineering, Manufacturing & factories regarding design interpretation, quality & pricing.

+ Collaborate with Consumer Insights Research Analyst to perform necessary research to understand VOC.

+ Liaison between the retailer and internal Creative & Purchasing teams on colorant and packaging requirements.

+ Strategize and help for marketing/ promotional plans, lead communication for Marketing team execution.

+ Assist accounting department with pricing concerns and maintain accurate import factory list pricing.

+ Maintain database of quotes and price adjustments. Update master pricing sheets when applicable.


**Qualifications:**


+ Bachelors Degree preferred in Marketing, business, or related experience in Product Development Life Cycle management.

+ Ability to professionally present design concepts to management & customers.

+ In-depth understanding of consumer, brand-positioning needs as it relates to a category

+ Capacity to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously with strong prioritization skills.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication

+ Self-motivated, ability to work independently as well as under creative direction.

+ Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail

+ May require travel up to 10% of time, to local retail stores


**Benefits:**


+ BCBS Health plans (4 to choose from)

+ Dental/vision insurance

+ Life insurance

+ 401K Plan

+ PTO/Paid holidays

+ Tuition reimbursement


**Get a complete career fit with Kelly** **** **.**


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**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-23 Expires: 2022-10-24

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