Job: Product Development Manager, Kent

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Title Product Development Manager, Kent
Location Kent
Job Type Permanent
Salary £32,000 and £35,000 plus pension
Vacancy Number V03656

This company is a specialist creator and provider of contract furniture into spaces with demanding needs. Their furniture is designed to enhance challenging environments, from high-traffic footfall areas such as receptions and waiting rooms to high security buildings such as psychiatric units or prisons. They are current recruiting for a Product Development Manager that can project manage the delivery of new products to enhance the Company’s product range.

Other responsibilities include: managing the design and development process and effectively running many different projects simultaneously; keeping projects on track and on schedule and using initiative to overcome any set-backs or delays; maintaining relations with suppliers and prototype providers, modifying or adjusting prototypes as needed; liaising with Quality Control; regular contact with customers to retain an in depth knowledge of needs and desires; managing overheads to keep costs within any specified budgets and balancing cost control with quality maintenance to ensure problem-free products.

You’ll have a product or furniture design degree along with strong project management experience and excellent organisational and sourcing skills. Your experience will include furniture manufacturing and production drawings using AutoCAD and previous experience working with plastics techniques will be an advantage but not a necessity. A self-driven and confident personality, with an assertive management style will work well along with proven supplier management skills and a willingness to travel abroad when required.

Salary will be between £32,000 and £35,000 plus pension. If this job opening sounds of interest please contact Pippa Baker on 01920 486125 for further details, or simply forward your application and CV / portfolio to

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