PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - BU WORKWEAR – HULTAFORS GROUP

 
 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - BU WORKWEAR – HULTAFORS GROUP

We are now looking for a Product Development Manager for Snickers Workwear. 

About Hultafors Group

Hultafors Group is a rapidly growing company, headquartered in Sweden with operations across Europe and in USA. We offer personal protection equipment that keep professional users at the forefront. Hultafors Group is owned by Swedish Investment AB Latour. Hultafors Group has around 1000 employees worldwide and an annual turnover of around 280 MEUR.

Hultafors Group provides a portfolio of leading brands that keep driven professional users at the forefront in terms of functionality, safety and overall productivity. Together, the brands form a unique product family for professional users who must be able to rely on their gear. Through our brands Hultafors, Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear, Toe Guard, Emma Dunderdon, Wibe Ladders, Hellberg Safety, Johnson Level, Kuny's, and CLC. Hultafors Group has helped create a better day for professional users for more than 130 years.

Read more on hultaforsgroup.com

About the Position

In your role as Product Development Manager for Workwear at Hultafors Group, you are responsible for Managing and Leading the Product Development Department. Secure that commercial targets and margins are met according to the commercial plan on new and running styles and that the product are developed in the highest possible quality, in terms of durability, performance, functionality and most sustainable manner.

You will be part of the management team within the Commercial Offer & Product Development team an also part of steering group for Supply/Commercial offer & Product Development.

Our products are developed in Mörby, in close collaboration with end users, and are produced at our manufacturing site in Latvia as well as at producers in Europe and the Far East.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop the Product Development department
  • Secure workflow in the different developing units (5 units/product groups)
  • Contribute to and create a proactive teamwork environment together with the design, sourcing, pattern and supply team members + relevant production offices.
  • Secure adherence to the product development process.
  • Sales analysis, lifecycle product overview and knowing our total assortment.
  • Take active part in planning, building and calculating the products in cooperation with supply.
  • Competitor analysis.
  • Secure that commercial targets/ margins are met on new and running styles in cooperation with supply.
  • Continuously building our relations with international suppliers.
  • Travel to our suppliers and production offices.
  • Secure that product and product quality meets our standards, EU regulations

and sustainable aspects.

  • Support sales activities and product launches, including training of SO staff.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Has a relevant academic education.
  • Experience of product development and production of textile materials.
  • Good knowledge in Word, Excel, Power Point and skilled in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience from working with PDM systems.
  • Fluent in writing, reading and speaking English.

 

You are analytical, goal oriented and see new possibilities. You work in a structured way and have both the business focus and customer focus in mind. It is important that you can easily establish good relationships, can listen and communicate well. We value cooperation and being down-to-earth, but also strong leadership skills. Your drive and initiative are combined with your ability to make decisions and carry them through.

Travelling is a part of the position.

The Product Development Manager will report to Tobias Rantzén, Commercial Offer & Development Director, BU Workwear. Email: tobias.rantzén@hultaforsgroup.com

Please email your application (personal letter and CV) to job@hultaforsgroup.com by the 15 of March 2020.

Interviews will be carried out ongoing.

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