Product Development Assistant

Title: Product Development Assistant | £19K | British Toy Company | Amersham – Buckinghamshire

Industry: Creative industries

Role/Sector: Business development   |   Marketing   |   Sales   |   Admin   |   Project management

Location: Buckinghamshire

Placement: Graduate job (permanent)

Salary: £19,000 (per annum)

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Information on the company

This amazing British toy company have a vision to create new fresh toys that inspire hundreds of ways to play, every day.

They aim to create intelligently designed, safe, trustworthy toys at outstanding value.Children are at the centre of everything they do.

They are driven by an ambitious team of staff whose passion, ethics, energy and sense of fun are channelled into the wide range of products they create. 


This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about working in the Toy sector. The ideal candidate will be someone who is both creative and analytical, has a positive can-do attitude, highly organised with a tireless work ethic and a passion for growth.

As a Product Development Assistant you will be involved in all aspects of bringing a product/category to market - from the initial concept right through to product launch. Ensuring that all products (new, existing and reskinned) deliver against the Clients standards & values and that innovation & newness reflects customer needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to become part of a small and close-knit team where the variety of work will keep you challenged. The role is perfect if you are looking at a career in Product Development, Buying or Category Management. You will get full training and support by a highly experienced team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing sample process and approval with QA & Design
  • Working and adhering to the product development critical path
  • Photo shoot briefing and attendance for packaging and on-line assets
  • Supporting the PD team on creative copy for packaging and on line
  • Pulling together product strategies documents and researching the market
  • Maintaining the showroom standards
  • Working with marketing & sales on presentations and samples
  • Setting up Product Development Review documents
  • Regular communication and follow up with the Far East Sourcing team
  • Regular store visits to look at new product opportunities

Key Requirements:

  • A fast worker, highly accurate with keen eye to detail
  • Positive, energetic and helpful character
  • Highly organised and self-motivated
  • Ability to influence others to manage tight deadlines
  • A quick learner
  • Good system knowledge
  • Comfortable with creative writing
  • Team player

Desired experience:

  • Experience using Excel and other IT software.
  • Knowledge of V look ups and Pivot Tables is an advantage.
  • Experience of working under pressure with the ability to remain calm.
  • A clear confident communicator both written and verbally.

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