Dragon - Product Development Specialist

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Date: Sep 13, 2017

Location: San Clemente, CA, US, 92672

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting https://vspglobal.com/cms/careers/

General Summary

With minimum supervision, oversees all product development.  Manages all design and development processes related to product development and marketing.

Essential Functions

Analyzes market data to determine product trends and strategies

 

Maintain line sheets, SKU lists and carryover lists

 

Establish pricing guidelines to ensure all product meets price and margin objectives

 

Negotiates for products prior to acquisition based on design elements, manufacturing techniques, materials, etc. 

 

Monitors manufacturers and supply companies to obtain new product releases and secure priorities in production

 

Oversees the internal product development process for new products and part orders, sales samples, new model set up functions in the system, and new product releases 

 

Ensures new frames meet division quality standards prior to receipt into inventory

 

Acts as key resource for all quality related functions

 

Tracks and reports all issues for vendor meetings and communication

 

Represents and conducts business strategies while traveling domestically and internationally for industry trade shows, frame factories visits and retail locations

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

 

Degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent experience

 

Three years of experience developing and analyzing data

 

Three years of experience with product development

 

Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

 

Excellent interpersonal skills to coordinate with internal and external contacts

 

Strong verbal and written communication skills

 

Strong spreadsheet and word processing skills

 

Experience managing product delivery, market communications and business operations

 

Ability to travel domestically/internationally up to 10% of the time

 

Ability to regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment the in performance of his/her job duties.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

 

 

 

The information above describes the general nature of the position and serves as a summary of the typical job functions. It's not a comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, or duties.

 

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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