Product Developer

Product Developer


Do you have experience with FMCG and grocery channels?


Are you an experienced product developer?


Do you have experience working with suppliers in Europe and China?


MacGregor Black are partnering with a leading gift, homeware, and party accessories brand on the search for a Product Developer. This is a permanent role based in the London office, with a hybrid working schedule.


Key Responsibilities

  • You will support Account Managers in the growth of key retail channels within FMCG channels, within party product and disposable tableware.
  • You will take ownership of the product development process from product concept to launch on key projects for grocery retailers.
  • Identify areas of improvement across products and customer line lists alongside Account Managers.
  • You will recognise new and emerging trends, transforming these into commercial ideas for new product development opportunities.
  • Attend customer meetings alongside the sales team, to present and discuss new concepts, take product feedback & plan future ranges.
  • You will brief and liaise with Far East and EU suppliers about product specification, generating cost comparisons on this and negotiating price.
  • Inputting costs into price matrixes, ensuring that all pricing is within targets for customer cost price and target margins, as well as being competitively priced within the marketplace.
  • Make sure all pre-production and production samples are signed off internally and externally.
  • Work closely with in-house the in-house design team to ensure timely delivery of design materials for customers.
  • Support with the set-ups for in-house customer presentations.
  • You will brief and manage the approval of product artwork, both internally and externally ensuring all aspects of customer guidelines and requirements are met.
  • Create and review product, packaging, and artwork specifications to be sent to suppliers.
  • Create and maintain product data on internal systems, work to complete key online programmes both internally and for external customers with a high level of accuracy.
  • Update trackers through company programmes such as
  • You will manage competitors review analysis on a regular basis and strategically implement learnings to ensure the clients product offerings are ahead of the curve.
  • You will implement customer and business eco credentials
  • Work closely with the technical department to ensure all testing requirements are correctly requested with suppliers.


What are we looking for?

  • An energetic, hardworking, hands-on person with vision and self-sufficiency. You will be self-motivated and confident in managing strong workloads across multiple projects.
  • At least 2+ years working within a product development role, with experience of developing commercially viable products within grocery / FMCG channels.
  • Excellent organisation skills, and the ability to be a flexible multi-tasker.
  • The ability to work within different projects and deliver the best quality and designed product to customers within their required time frame.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, working well within a team with excellent communication skills to both internal colleagues and external customers.
  • You’re passionate, results focused and thorough in your work.


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Abbie Richardson

Abbie Richardson

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