J!NX
Date Posted: 7/24/2017

Product Development Manager

  • Company: J!NX
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Required Exp: 3 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER to join the J!NX team in San Diego, CA.

J!NX is seeking a Product Development Manager to lead in the production process for Toys & Accessories, serving as a key component in the product development timeline, ensuring that all steps in the production process are completed according to schedule and in adherence to J!NX quality standards.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
-Manage all aspects of the product development cycle from concept to delivery, insuring adherence to J!NX quality, cost, and calendar requirements.
-Vet prospective Toy and Accessory vendors, visit existing vendors, and maintain vendor relationships.
-Work with Sales, Production, Creative and BizDev/Licensing departments to determine risks and target costs associated with new product offerings.
-Select ideal vendor for development of toys and accessories.
-Maintain communication with vendors, providing project direction, target costs, production art assets, tech packs, and sample feedback at every stage of development.
-Work with Creative and Production departments to review development samples.
-Manage log of all products in development with details of Vendor, MOQ, price, COO, Lead Time, Target Price, Mold costs, and other associated costs.
-Work with 3rd party laboratories to coordinate product compliance dossiers for each territory and category of product.
-Coordinate product testing with 3rd party laboratories; maintain digital records and log of all test dates, items tested, standard tested to, and final results.
-Coordinate product inspections at the factory level, working with Creative and Production departments to review results and evaluate quality.
-Maintain log of all inspections and results.
-Oversee and build upon our internal quality control system, and work with creative team to identify quality issues, and subsequently work with vendor to remedy problems.
-Maintain log of all QC inspections and results.
-Research products and techniques, develop thorough knowledge of materials and applications, stay on top of trends online, and attending a variety of industry and trade shows.
-Continually research new styles and trends, in addition to new and upcoming offerings available through our existing network of vendors and factories.
-Manage Product Development Associate, mentor and critique.
-Manage Sample Coordinator, mentor and critique.
-Must be able to stay abreast of current trends in the video game and geek community.
-Other duties as required

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
-Education level: AA or BA in Business, Management, or a related field of study, or equivalent professional experience.
-3-5+ years of experience in product development and/or sourcing.
-Advanced skill level in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
-Intermediate-advanced skill level in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
-High level of attention to detail; strong verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions.
-Ability to recognize and identify all J!NX Products.
-Ability to work in a seated/standing position for up to and over 8 hours per day.
-Valid driver license and vehicle insurance.
-Must have valid U.S. passport; Ability to travel by car, train, bus, and/or airplane internationally.
-Must be able to read and understand written instructions in English.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
-Extensive use of a mouse and keyboard.
-Extended viewing of a computer screen.
-Sitting and/or standing at a desk for more than 8 hours per day.
-Regular domestic and international travel.


SCHEDULING REQUIREMENTS
-Must be available to work a normal M-F schedule, and also be available for occasional off-hours work as circumstances dictate.

TO APPLY, please submit your brief cover letter and resume through Malakye.

Perks

Salary is DOE | Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Aflac, 401(k) with 3% Safe Harbor match.

People

Kimberly Jamison

Accessories Designer
J!NX
Date Posted: 7/24/2017

Product Development Manager

  • Company: J!NX
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:San Diego, CA
  • Required Exp:3 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER to join the J!NX team in San Diego, CA.

J!NX is seeking a Product Development Manager to lead in the production process for Toys & Accessories, serving as a key component in the product development timeline, ensuring that all steps in the production process are completed according to schedule and in adherence to J!NX quality standards.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
-Manage all aspects of the product development cycle from concept to delivery, insuring adherence to J!NX quality, cost, and calendar requirements.
-Vet prospective Toy and Accessory vendors, visit existing vendors, and maintain vendor relationships.
-Work with Sales, Production, Creative and BizDev/Licensing departments to determine risks and target costs associated with new product offerings.
-Select ideal vendor for development of toys and accessories.
-Maintain communication with vendors, providing project direction, target costs, production art assets, tech packs, and sample feedback at every stage of development.
-Work with Creative and Production departments to review development samples.
-Manage log of all products in development with details of Vendor, MOQ, price, COO, Lead Time, Target Price, Mold costs, and other associated costs.
-Work with 3rd party laboratories to coordinate product compliance dossiers for each territory and category of product.
-Coordinate product testing with 3rd party laboratories; maintain digital records and log of all test dates, items tested, standard tested to, and final results.
-Coordinate product inspections at the factory level, working with Creative and Production departments to review results and evaluate quality.
-Maintain log of all inspections and results.
-Oversee and build upon our internal quality control system, and work with creative team to identify quality issues, and subsequently work with vendor to remedy problems.
-Maintain log of all QC inspections and results.
-Research products and techniques, develop thorough knowledge of materials and applications, stay on top of trends online, and attending a variety of industry and trade shows.
-Continually research new styles and trends, in addition to new and upcoming offerings available through our existing network of vendors and factories.
-Manage Product Development Associate, mentor and critique.
-Manage Sample Coordinator, mentor and critique.
-Must be able to stay abreast of current trends in the video game and geek community.
-Other duties as required

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
-Education level: AA or BA in Business, Management, or a related field of study, or equivalent professional experience.
-3-5+ years of experience in product development and/or sourcing.
-Advanced skill level in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
-Intermediate-advanced skill level in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
-High level of attention to detail; strong verbal and written communication skills.
-Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions.
-Ability to recognize and identify all J!NX Products.
-Ability to work in a seated/standing position for up to and over 8 hours per day.
-Valid driver license and vehicle insurance.
-Must have valid U.S. passport; Ability to travel by car, train, bus, and/or airplane internationally.
-Must be able to read and understand written instructions in English.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
-Extensive use of a mouse and keyboard.
-Extended viewing of a computer screen.
-Sitting and/or standing at a desk for more than 8 hours per day.
-Regular domestic and international travel.


SCHEDULING REQUIREMENTS
-Must be available to work a normal M-F schedule, and also be available for occasional off-hours work as circumstances dictate.

TO APPLY, please submit your brief cover letter and resume through Malakye.

Perks

Salary is DOE | Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Aflac, 401(k) with 3% Safe Harbor match.

Date Posted: 7/24/2017

Product Development Manager

  • Company: J!NX
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:San Diego, CA
  • Required Exp:3 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available