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2019-11-08 <div class="jobsearch-JobComponent-description icl-u-xs-mt--md "><div id="jobDescriptionText" class="jobsearch-jobDescriptionText"><div><p><b>Job Title:</b> <b>Junior Product Developer</b></p><p><b>Location: </b><b>Warren, NJ</b></p><br><p></p><p><b>Company Overview:</b></p><p>Horizon Group USA (HGUSA) is a leading arts and craft and fashion consumer product company. We develop and distribute a large scope of categories from fashionable jewelry and apparel crafts to seasonal stationery &amp; impulse products.<br><br>Originally established as a decorative trim supplier in 1912, Horizon Group leveraged its craft heritage, and refaced the company in 2003. Now recognized as a leading source for children's activities, creative crafts and fashion impulse products, the company serves a broad range of ages in the creative marketplace.<br><br>Horizon develops products under its own recognized brands such as Just My Style, It's So Me! &amp; Made By Me! With over 5,000 products in the market place, distributed in over 50 retail chains ranging from mass to specialty, you are sure to have seen our success in building products for creative minds.</p><p></p><p><b>Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities:</b></p><ul><li> Focus on new ideation and concept generation, as new brands/programs, product extensions to existing brands/programs or stand-alone products that fill missing category voids</li></ul><ul><li> Conduct market research to identify current and upcoming trends, retail gaps in product and packaging, and perform competitive retail landscape</li></ul><ul><li> Continually identify and drive improvements in existing product lines to ultimately deliver a better-performing product and increase product appeal</li></ul><ul><li> Collaborate with merchandising, design and product engineering team members to generate and execute new product and packaging concepts. Collaborate with design team members to generate style guide direction, oversee product and packaging creation</li></ul><ul><li> Produce trend and concept presentations as needed for new product and customer meetings. Provide direction to marketing support team to create presentations, including mock-up samples, prototypes and presentation boards. Also, prepare other presentation support tools like trend boards and retail competitive analysis</li></ul><ul><li> Participate in communication with overseas office on issues of new product development/sourcing and sampling/prototyping</li></ul><ul><li> Finalize all product request templates and binders for all developed skus/programs, preferably prior to initial meetings</li></ul><ul><li> Manage instructions and video tutorials for new products developed</li></ul><ul><li> Provide guidelines, product direction, pricing, samples and other presentation tools for industry trade shows and events</li></ul><br> <p></p><p><b>Requirements:</b></p><ul><li> Strong sense of fashion, color and design</li></ul><ul><li> Outgoing attitude and ability to thrive in a work hard play hard environment</li></ul><ul><li> Openness to accept constructive critique</li></ul><ul><li> Ability to work on tight deadlines and fast-paced environment</li></ul><ul><li> High energy, strong work ethic and driven</li></ul><ul><li> Excellent verbal and written communication skills</li></ul><ul><li> Fine art skills a plus</li></ul><ul><li> Hand Sketching &amp; Ideation a plus</li></ul></div></div></div> Degree No Preference Full Time 1 or Fewer Years of Experience Horizon Group USA Inc Software Township of Warren, NJ USA Junior Product Developer 2019-12-08

Junior Product Developer

Horizon Group USA Inc
Township of Warren, NJ Full Time
10 days ago

Job Title: Junior Product Developer

Location: Warren, NJ


Company Overview:

Horizon Group USA (HGUSA) is a leading arts and craft and fashion consumer product company. We develop and distribute a large scope of categories from fashionable jewelry and apparel crafts to seasonal stationery & impulse products.

Originally established as a decorative trim supplier in 1912, Horizon Group leveraged its craft heritage, and refaced the company in 2003. Now recognized as a leading source for children's activities, creative crafts and fashion impulse products, the company serves a broad range of ages in the creative marketplace.

Horizon develops products under its own recognized brands such as Just My Style, It's So Me! & Made By Me! With over 5,000 products in the market place, distributed in over 50 retail chains ranging from mass to specialty, you are sure to have seen our success in building products for creative minds.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Focus on new ideation and concept generation, as new brands/programs, product extensions to existing brands/programs or stand-alone products that fill missing category voids
  • Conduct market research to identify current and upcoming trends, retail gaps in product and packaging, and perform competitive retail landscape
  • Continually identify and drive improvements in existing product lines to ultimately deliver a better-performing product and increase product appeal
  • Collaborate with merchandising, design and product engineering team members to generate and execute new product and packaging concepts. Collaborate with design team members to generate style guide direction, oversee product and packaging creation
  • Produce trend and concept presentations as needed for new product and customer meetings. Provide direction to marketing support team to create presentations, including mock-up samples, prototypes and presentation boards. Also, prepare other presentation support tools like trend boards and retail competitive analysis
  • Participate in communication with overseas office on issues of new product development/sourcing and sampling/prototyping
  • Finalize all product request templates and binders for all developed skus/programs, preferably prior to initial meetings
  • Manage instructions and video tutorials for new products developed
  • Provide guidelines, product direction, pricing, samples and other presentation tools for industry trade shows and events

Requirements:

  • Strong sense of fashion, color and design
  • Outgoing attitude and ability to thrive in a work hard play hard environment
  • Openness to accept constructive critique
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and fast-paced environment
  • High energy, strong work ethic and driven
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fine art skills a plus
  • Hand Sketching & Ideation a plus