Product Development Manager – General Merchandise

Product Development Manager – General Merchandise

The Warehouse

Product Development Manager – General Merchandise

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About Us:Torpedo7 is New Zealand's largest multi-channel outdoor adventure retailer, with 22 stores nationwide and a dedicated webstore. We are unique in NZ in that our stores have all sorts of toys and experts under one roof - bike, camp, tramp, water, snow and moto. We are also part of The Warehouse Group, meaning there is plenty of scope for career development and staff benefits that extend well beyond the traditional outdoors industry.At Torpedo7 the work comes easy when you love what you do. We are so passionate about the gear we sell that you will see us out there on the track, trails and anywhere an outdoor adventure is to be had.About the Role:As a member of the Torpedo7 Sourcing and Product Development team, the Torpedo7 Product Development Manager, General Merchandise will be managing the product development, sourcing and production processes from concept through to delivery whilst working closely with the Category Managers.In this role, you will support the Head of Sourcing & Product Development and manage everyday working relationships with the wider Category team by taking responsibility of the sourcing strategies of new suppliers, products and components aligning with the company’s ethical values and quality standards met.Key responsibilities:Contribute, optimize and implement Torpedo7’s direct sourcing strategy - building on existing and onboarding new supplier relationshipsCustomer-centric and commercial product developmentWork with Category Managers and designers to identify key product / component and materials trends along with sourcing gaps and opportunitiesOrder placement in line with the Torpedo7 direct supply base strategy and in-line with the right margins and delivery timeframesLiaison with QA team – manage critical path deadlines and changesContinuous development and improvement processes and manage lead timesAbout You:To succeed in this role, you’ll have proven sourcing/product development experience, thorough understanding of product construction, materials and component costs, backed with strong analytical capabilities and excellent relationship/supplier management, communication and negotiation skills. Equally important is your adaptability and drive for continuous improvement, focused on raising the bar and exceeding customers’ needs at every opportunity.More About Us:Our passionate people enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and amazing benefits. They also know that Torpedo7 is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow.We’ll See You Out There!

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