Product Development Associate (Physical Product)
Company: Bear Mattress
Posted on: June 4, 2021
The Product Development Associate is a highly visible position
within Bear Mattress. As a key team member of physical product
development, you will work on our product development roadmap and
strategy, and will coordinate the journey of new products from
their infancy to their launch. This role will be involved in all
aspects of category performance: from building a scalable supply
chain & increasing margin through to end-to-end new product launch;
continuous innovation on our core product; building out accessories
and other ancillary products; building legal protection &
sustainability. You'll be bringing brand vision and new concepts to
life with innovative techniques, materials, and an uncompromising
focus on the highest quality and aesthetic outcomes in a way that
excites our consumers.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Working directly with CEO & Product Development team on all new
physical products including mattresses, accessories and ancillary
- Responsible for coordinating new product development, from
market & product research, competitive analysis, timeline
development, design, sourcing, costing and packaging, and pricing
from ideation through launch.
- Build and manage schedules and timelines for new product
- Meet with suppliers and manufacturers to discuss products in
development and provide feedback on design and concept direction
with regards to pricing concerns and feature set requirements.
- Drive continuous improvements of existing products, with a "no
improvement is too small" attitude to material and designs that
both enhance quality and optimize costs.
- Build and maintain long-term relationships with suppliers that
treat them as part of the Bear family and journey.
- Work hand in hand with the Bear Operations team to establish
priorities and communicate with factories to resolve issues.
- Enforce Bear's brand values, aesthetic and quality standards
across all of our products and packaging.
- Partner cross-functionally with all teams to ensure brand &
strategy alignment and build strong feedback loops.
Keywords: Bear Mattress, Hoboken , Product Development Associate (Physical Product), Other , Hoboken, New Jersey
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