Product Design & Development Manager

Southaven, MS Full-time

NBG Home is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of home decor products including custom and ready-made picture framing, lighting, wall décor, indoor and outdoor accent furniture and soft goods. We are currently seeking a Product Design and Development Manager for our Home Décor division located in either Bono, AR or Southaven, MS.

We are looking for a driven, team player with both creative and analytical competencies, a keen eye for analyzing and identifying marketplace and sales trends, and the ability to create and develop new product concepts. 

Responsibilities:

  • Owns the development and execution of compelling/original product design/concepts, print/pattern development, and sourcing for assigned accounts.
  • Produce cohesive product and/or sourcing presentations or documentation outlining development options/opportunities.
  • Support sales force by providing current information on product developments.
  • Partner with team to prepare artwork, presentation boards, and any supporting materials for key milestone meetings. Responsibilities include, but not limited to requesting/pulling samples, setting up showroom/merchandising, sample mock ups, creating swatch/material boards, and creating power point presentations.
  • Communicate with overseas office regarding assigned product development projects.
  • Conducts market research and planning. Interpret and compile this data for customer and product development use.
  • Research industry and market trends.  Attend domestic tradeshows as required, and available to travel domestic and overseas
  • Research and analyze mass market retail sales trends as well as fashion trends in home décor/interior design and lighting.
  • Shop the retail market for new merchandise/trend ideas and design inspiration (materials, fashion, color) as needed

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five years’ experience in product development or project management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and Power point.
  • Experience working with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, CAD or similar design software.

 Other Skills

  • Showroom setup/merchandising
  • Creative background in design (doesn’t have to be home related)
  • Motivated, self-starter, organized, and effective communicator, etc.
  • Works well in team environment
  • Creative, clerical and manual labor will all be attributes of this job.
  • Must be business minded and creative
  • Proven organization and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, via email, and during presentations as well as work well with different personality types.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Proven capabilities in applying drive and initiative into projects.
  • A working knowledge/interest in current home décor/ interior design styles and trends.
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to work against tight deadlines and demonstrate effective problem solving skills within a fast paced environment. 
  • Capable of conceptual, strategic and creative thinking and execution

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