Product Assistant

18000.00 - 20000.00 GBP Annual
09 Nov 2016
03 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Product Assistant

Location: Three Legged Cross
Hours: Mon-Fri
Salary: GBP18K- GBP20k
Start Date: ASAP

My client is a large designer and manufacturer of arts and crafts products who are now looking for a Product Assistant to join them on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities of Product Assistant:

* To assist in the detailing of product specification for the Design Team and Suppliers to follow during the development process
* To liaise with suppliers on product specification and requesting/negotiating quotes under the direction of the Senior Product Manager
* To ensure that all products are developed to a merchantable quality and are of a standard befitting the brand and its strategic position in the market
* To assist in regularly reviewing and updating core product packaging and ongoing relevance, ensuring consistent brand values are met before sign off
* To assist the Product Management Team with range planning and retail space planning for all new products
* To process and manage product samples for all product development
* To test pre-production and first samples - feeding back comments, ensuring they are "fit for purpose" prior to range listing. Working with China Team to ensure sampling approval and re-approval process is strictly adhered to
* To ensure all new products are photographed and are uploaded to the websites, complete with user friendly / commercial web descriptions and related products
* To ensure that new products are accurately and proportionally represented in video, magazine, flyer and other material content
* Event Assistance - To assist in the coordination of any product presentations in house and also to assist in the organisation and hosting of supplier visits to our offices
* To create, as required, any USP and product spec sheets for new products
* To distribute bulk samples to Sales Support function
* To provide any additional support for the sales team as required by Product Management Team
* Administration Support
* To manage and file all received supplier quotes, uploading all quotes to the correct launch month spreadsheet(s)
* To assist in the web description process and approve them before uploading
* To ensure all administration is communicated effectively to the Product Management Team, and that correct procedures are adhered to
* To track and maintain sample delivery spreadsheet
* To log and label all production samples
* Purchasing of commercial samples for design research
* Marketing Support
* Provide prompt samples and product information on new/core products to the marketing team (trade/consumer/publications.)
* Ensure products are represented accurately on web and email campaigns, and are promoted consistently using all of the DO marketing tools available

Product Assistant

Location: Three Legged Cross
Hours: Mon-Fri
Salary: GBP18K-GBP20k
Start Date: ASAP

Do you have experience in a similar role and all the relevant skills? If so apply today at Adecco in Bournemouth.

Please note: This position is based in Three Legged Cross, please only apply if you are willing and able to work in this location.

We regret that due to volume of response, we can only contact initial successful applicants.

If you have not heard from us within 7 days, then your application has been unsuccessful.

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer