PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

REPORTS TO
Account Executive

CLASSIFICATION
Full-time, Indefinite Contract

LOCATION
Paris, France

POSITION SUMMARY

The Product Development Specialist will support the development of new products for packaging programs. The ideal candidate will possess experience with paper and textile packaging components and production processes, as well as data analysis and project management skills. The Product Development Specialist will also serve as the communication liaison between internal departments, and outsourced partners in order to successfully facilitate the development phase in preparation for a high volume of production and distribution. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure all project issues, opportunities, and inquiries are addressed, documented, monitored to resolution, and communicated internally/externally on a regular basis
  • Analyze multiple costing models for each assigned customer project/program
  • Create and maintain development/production timelines specific to each assigned customer project/program
  • Manage and communicate detailed information to suppliers, customers, and other internal personnel to ensure successful development and transition of paper and textile retail packaging projects
  • Develop and raise awareness of international business practices and procedures within the department
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by team lead, which could include, but are not limited to, assistance with departmental and special projects, the organization of samples, labeling and shipment of samples, and meeting coordination

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Demonstrate ability to complete all tasks with a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-up 
  • Ensure professional, accurate, and timely communication to complete tasks and resolve issues 
  • Ability to learn quickly and deal with ambiguity when facing new problems; organize and plan for multiple customer accounts at one time
  • Manage various projects simultaneously with a high level of organization and the ability to multitask while prioritizing based on urgency
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all tasks

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in Business or similar field, or 3+ years of experience in a related role
  • Advanced verbal and written English is required
  • 3+ years of experience in project management and an understanding of print production techniques is desired
  • Professional experience in the luxury and/or fashion segment, creative design agency, or luxury packaging industry is desired
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for completing complex costing model files
  • Basic knowledge of geography, time zones, and foreign currencies is required
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as needed