Hunter Luxury are looking for a technically skilled Product Developer to join our fast-growing friendly and dynamic team. The successful candidate will be responsible for development of Luxury packaging and gifting products for the world’s best Spirits brands.

BROAD PURPOSE

Create innovative products that WOW our clients by working in collaboration with sales and product designers with respect to cost and production capabilities, bringing all projects to a successful and timely completion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide product development and technical leadership for assigned projects.
Work closely with internal sales colleagues to understand brief opportunities and restrictions.
Attend external meetings with clients to provide technical knowledge and feedback on the development of projects.
Ensure projects are managed tightly and are kept within agreed timings.
With support from colleagues and third parties, be responsible for the success of outsourced production and delivery.
Be responsible for product specification set up, including quality requirements.
Be responsible for ongoing relationships with selected global manufacturers. Play a lead role in the development of new sourcing strategies.
Ensure cost prices are optimised and remain competitive through market intelligence, expertise and negotiation.
Manage relevant regulatory and certification requirements relating to Safety, CSR, REACH, etc.
Ensure full and accurate administration in relation to pricing and product specifications maintained within the CRM system.
Drive Hunter’s innovative approach with clients by keeping abreast of latest industry trends, practices, products and techniques.
Proactively identify, recommend, and implement improvements to working practices.

REQUIREMENTS/PREFEReNCES

A passion for product.
Excellence in delivering high value, high quality packaging projects to luxury brands.
Excellent knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes and quality requirements for the development of packaging and gifting products.
Experience in developing complex items directly with third party manufacturers, often in Far East locations.
Understanding of Social and Ethical Compliance especially in relation to safe working conditions and practices within factories
Understanding of commercial artwork and printing
Able to travel to mainland China and other Asia Pacific countries as well as occasionally to Europe.
Good business sense, financial management, good negotiation skills, flexible, organised, self- sufficient.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Highly motivated, results driven.
Team player.
Adept at fostering and maintaining strong working relationships at all levels of seniority, both with external organisations and internal personnel.

Embrace Hunter Values:

  • Imaginative and Inspired
  • Stive for Wow
  • Go Far Go Together
  • Own It

BENEFITS

  • Hybrid working
  • Enhanced annual leave
  • Career break options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Company sick pay

THE OPPORTUNITY

If you value being part of a team where thinking differently is encouraged…
Where your ability to overcome challenges and strive for the highest standards will be celebrated…
Where you know can rely on your colleagues and they can rely on you…
If you love the idea of turning ideas into reality for the world’s best brands…

Then a career with Hunter Luxury could be just what you’re looking for!

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Harpenden Hertfordshire

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