Senior Product Design Manager

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | Plantation Patterns | Full-time


Plantation Patterns, a division of NBGHome, is a manufacturer and distributor of beautiful outdoor cushions and umbrellas in the United States. We are currently seeking a Product Design Manager to be based in our Birmingham, AL office.  This is a full-time salary exempt position reporting to the Director of Marketing. 


Provides the lead in determining the overall creative and product direction of a customer’s program. Works directly with customer and sales to determine the overall design, trend and products necessary to support the development of a customer’s program. Is responsible for developing a program of products that drives the overall growth and profitability of a customer’s business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following with other duties as assigned:

  • Responsible for all design and creative direction of a customer’s program.
  • Point person for developing and presenting all trend direction to the customer
  • Responsible for the all product design and strategy.
  • Coordinates with Sales to determine all selling prices and customer margins.
  • Responsible with assessing market characteristics, measurements of market potentials, market-share analysis and developing a product strategy that drives the overall growth and profit of a customer.
  • Responsible with strategically determining all customers program requirements including packaging, and merchandising Requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Significant use of Microsoft Office is required. An moderateskill level in Excel and PowerPoint Required.

Significant use and understanding of both project management software (Wrike) product development database (Filemaker) required. Training to be provided however previous experience and understanding is needed.

All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a consumer product design, development and marketing setting.

Customer Orientation

Must demonstrate concern and take actions to meet requirements and high standards of quality of both internal and external customers. Must display courtesy and sensitivity. Meet commitments. Respond promptly to customer needs. Solicit customer feedback to improve service.

 Work Environment

Office Setting-Design Office

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience

Required experience:  Sales & Marketing: 3 years