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Product Development Associate (Physical Product)

Company: Bear Mattress
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

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 products
  • 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 development.
  • 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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