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Senior Product Development Manager

Company: BOXFOX, Inc.
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Manager, Product Development

Department: Product Development + Merchandising
Level: Mid-Level

Are you passionate about quality products, branding, development and design? Looking to get your foot in the door at at fast-growing and fast-paced startup? We're looking for a superstar Senior Manager in Product Development to help us support the growth of BOXFOX's in-house brands!

You'll need to have a love of products, design, and brand discovery and how that helps support our key offering-elevated gifts for all occasions. You'll also be excited to roll up your sleeves and wear a ton of hats, creating opportunities for yourself and learning as you go. There are endless opportunities for growing with an energetic team in Hawthorne, CA, just a short drive from LAX and Manhattan Beach.

The Role
We're looking for an organized, experienced, and passionate Product Development professional to lead product development efforts from concept to launch for Kitchen, Home, Gift and Apparel. This role will be integral in leading efforts to build processes, tools and systems. The Senior Manager, Product Development position will give you the opportunity to expand and implement your product development knowledge while working at a fast-paced, growing company where no two days are the same.

You'll be responsible for managing the development process with external design partners, engineers, factories and agencies. If you're ready for the opportunity of a lifetime and are hoping to make a huge and lasting impact, BOXFOX is the place for you.

Responsibilities
Product Development
Lead the creation, launch, and implementation of new products from concept to go-to market across multiple categories.
Work with Operations, Creative, Finance and Leadership to ideate new concepts, based on both previous sales data and research of upcoming trends.
Research and vet suppliers and manufacturers to identify the best partners, with an eye on quality, price, timeliness and reliability.

Competitive Analysis, Research, and Strategy
Lead pricing strategy and margin analyses with Leadership to assist in annual planning.
Conduct thorough competitive analysis to help inform product development and new launches.

Internal Support / Operations
Partner with Marketing, Creative, and Leadership on samples, photoshoots and end-to-end marketing and customer experience efforts related to products.
Manage purchase order placement and maintain communication with logistics team re: inbound deliveries.
Manage, support, and mentor a Product Development Coordinator.

Expectations
Meet or exceed expected margins for various owned categories

About You
Have a strong design POV with the ability to translate and communicate trends and competitive learnings into actionable ideas that fit the BOXFOX aesthetic.
Has a genuine interest and love for product design, and gets excited about new product ideas, design inspiration and market trends.
You're a self-starter and self-motivated - we're there to answer questions and train you, but you'll be in charge of your success at our growing company.
Eager to travel internationally when it's safe to do so.
You're persistent and a hustler - you thrive at developing and nurturing strong vendor relationships, while simultaneously managing your day-to-day.
You're organized. You will come to the table with your own systems and ways of working that are well thought-out and help track your progress.
You're positive and excited to come to work every day! We truly believe that attitude is everything
Have experience with (or understanding of) import and shipping logistics.
Have experience with (or understanding of) sales, margin, and commerce strategy.
Preferably 2-3 years experience in consumer product development
You're based in Los Angeles / Orange Country and able to travel to the office in Hawthorne 2-3 times a week

Perks
Freedom to envision and define your own career with leadership who wants to see you succeed and a company with no tolerance for egos.
Flex Schedule, with a team that works about 60% in office, 40% remote
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
401k
Generous vacation and company holiday calendar (hello end of year paid week of rest!)
A dog-friendly office and an enthusiastic team (who loves to celebrate everything!)
Beautiful gifts for everyone on your list, all year round!

To apply, please email your resume (PDF, please) and a bit about yourself/why you'd be a fit (or a cover letter) to concierge@shopBOXFOX.com with subject "Application / Outbound Sales Rep".

Keywords: BOXFOX, Inc., Los Angeles , Senior Product Development Manager, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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