Product Development Analyst

  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Category:
    Marketing - Product
  • Location:
    Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • Job Code:

Would you describe yourself as someone that enjoys solving complex problems and troubleshooting all ways to get them solved? Working strategically and curiously on tasks while collaborating with different teams gets you fired up because you will get to hear other folks' ideas and find the best possible solution?




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Paladin is working with a packaging company that is looking for a stellar individual to join their team as a Product Development Associate/Analyst. This team is small and mighty so you will have access to everyone in the organization and collaborating on a daily basis.




A few must-haves:

  • You are incredibly analytical and confident in your detailed research and presentation ability
  • You are able to make decisions confidently work cross-functionally with other teams
  • Technical: CRM experience (they utilize zoho - that specific sector is not required but exposure to CRM is a must)
  • Location: near Cary & Crystal Lake, IL (must be within driving distance)



    What is this role all about:

    You will be developing and presenting products into the company's line while pricing, coordinating specifications, and curating information for existing products.





  • Facilitate professional product photos for use on sales flyers and the website.
  • Manage the qualification and development process by overseeing product testing.
  • You will participate in the design process of new parts which includes brainstorming with the team, verifying the designs, visiting new suppliers, and determining their capabilities.
  • Responsible for managing product development process that includes distributed product offerings, requesting samples, sourcing suppliers, and pricing (United States, Europe, and Asia).
  • You are someone that takes initiative, has impeccable time management, overly organized, and has confidence in their ability to grow within the organization.
  • Create handbooks and keep the product library up to date.
  • Manage the process for obtaining quotes for new molds from tool makers and part suppliers and presenting detailed spreadsheets to the team.
  • Support and collaborate with the sales team by creating RFQs and calculating prices/lists for custom products. Present findings to teams in meetings utilizing PowerPoint.



    Education and Professional Background:

  • Bachelors in Business, Marketing, or Product Development preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in Marketing, Merchandising, Purchasing or Sales Administration required in Packaging, Industrial Consumables in a b2b environment
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations preferred.
  • CRM required, MS Office Suite (including strong Excel and PowerPoint experience).
  • Website, Digital, marketing experience preferred

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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