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Product Developer

Rate TBD
Location Vancouver, BC Canada (On-site)
Type of project Sales & Marketing Business Development, Marketing Consultant
Duration contract ongoing
Education required College/University
Years of experience 2 - 5 years
Type of employment N/A
Area of Specialization Business
Languages required N/A
Workhoppers Vancouver BC


Product Research and Development is the driving force of expanding the
product catalog for the brand. Determining what products will fit best
within the brand while also achieving profit margins is key. Product
and keyword research will be used to determine the best products for
the brand based on customer search intent. The creation and
maintenance of the Product Pipeline is the #1 goal for the Product
Development team

This role is both analytical and creative. Data must support your
decisions, but creativity is needed to find innovative ways to create
new or improve existing product concepts. Intimate knowledge of our
customer avatar and the type of brand voice we have is paramount for

Product concepts will be validated by our customer avatar through
various research methods and working with our Audience Utilization
Manager to gain invaluable feedback from actual customers.



To come up with commercially viable development ideas for given
products to ensure each product has a solid USP.

To manage a sourcing and production team to ensure processes are clear
and results are met.

Assess processes continually to ensure that the team is working

Work with China based Sourcing Agent to find supplier options to
proceed with sampling using Ignite framework. 

To work closely with the suppliers on product development according to
price requirements.

Work with freelance designers to create artworks and product designs -
where required

Receive and test samples for quality and function.

Select products based on quality, spec, price, factory communication
and terms.

Ensure a min 30% margin is met for all products ordered.

Negotiating price and terms with suppliers with a win win mindset.

Identify testing and labeling requirements and arrange with suppliers.

Ensure products move through the workflow according to agreed

Approval of pre-production and production samples.

Writing clear guidelines for each product for the inspection company
to test against

Approving inspection reports. 

Completing product spec and feature details for the content team to
give them clear guidance on packaging and listing creation



The Product Pipeline Calendar is established for the next 12 months
and the executive leadership team can determine when we can ramp up
new product manufacturing

Products are developed that can be patented, trademarked, and/or
copyrighted to protect our brand from copycats

Product designs and features are very meaningful to the customer and
not just added for differentiation purposes

A clear understanding of capital needs to the launch the products in
the pipeline is established

The company can predict revenue growth from new products by looking at
financial forecasts created

The company can use financial forecasts for acquiring debt to pay for
successful product launches

The product sourcing team can use the variety of products in the
Pipeline to find the best factories to make multiple products as

The new products developed are validated and voted on by our customer
avatar to ensure a very high chance of success

Our products meet our customer avatars needs and further the awareness
of our brand

New products have some element of IP that can be used to defend
against competitors



A keen understanding of our customer avatar and what products they

A creative mind for developing product concepts that have a meaningful
impact on the customer

Highly organized and able to track many products in development at

Ability to work with many team members on the same project

Excellent proficiency in English (Both spoken and written).

Ability to plan and execute strategies independently that align with
the organization’s goals and objectives.

Proficiency in Asana, Slack, Excel, Google, Office, Loom.


This job description is not all-inclusive and certain activities,
duties or responsibilities may be required of the employee as needed.
Specific schedule:
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-June 21, 2023


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