Product Development Manager

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Job Code: 59874259
Last Updated: 2/2/2018
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Location: Batavia, Illinois
Category: Product Manager
Job Type: Direct Hire

Our client, a rapidly growing B2B retail organization based in Batavia, is looking for a Product Development Manager to join their marketing team. Since the Product Development Manager will be responsible for leading INTERNATIONAL product initiatives, this person must be fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English.
Our client has been in business for 35 years and has been experiencing year-over-year financial growth and offers not only financial stability, but a casual and friendly work environment too!
Job Title: Product Development Manager
Job Type: Direct-Hire
Location: Batavia, IL (no telecommuting)
Salary: Competitive, Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Full benefits plan (medical, dental, vision, 401k with match)
What You Will Do:
• Identify, define, and lead international product initiatives to drive profitable growth with new and existing product sets.
• Define market potential and product positioning.
• Drive the product development process to deliver these products on time and to cost and budget.
• Perform competitive analyses related to products, marketing strategies and pricing.
• Incorporate analysis into product development, pricing and marketing strategies.  
• Analyze costs of creating and developing products and prepare recommendations on pricing thresholds.  
• Identify suppliers and negotiate the production of new products.  
• Optimize ongoing vendor relationships in development of new products, identify potential problem areas and address quality-related issues that may arise.
• Assist with product marketing efforts including packaging design, as well as copy for ads, catalogs, web, etc.  
• Attend tradeshows to network with existing vendors and identify new suppliers.
What You Will Need:
• Fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field.
• 5 or more years of demonstrated product development experience. (A portfolio must be made available).
• International business knowledge and experience.  
• Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access.   
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Creative thinker with strong quantitative skills.  
• Strong organizational and project management skills.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/program elements simultaneously.
• Aggressive, action oriented, results driven.
• Ability to travel globally (5-10%).  
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