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Product Developer

The Product Developer will be responsible for developing new products based on consumer insights. The ideal candidate will be in charge of developing new products based on consumer research and improving and updating existing products.
We are looking for a candidate with a background in market and consumer research, design, and engineering, along with the ability to express her/his ideas clearly and concisely.
She/He will support and provide feature ideas for the design and prototype process. The ideal candidate for the Product Developer position is a go-getter who recognizes opportunities and is willing to make the most of them.

Product Developer Job Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with the design and engineering teams to develop innovative ideas while also improving upon colleagues' ideas.
  • Understanding, analyzing, and presenting consumer insights to update existing products to keep the line up competitive, extending their product life cycle, and increasing sales and profitability.
  • Work together with the marketing research department to develop focus groups, observational studies, and quantitative analysis to identify consumer problems and needs, test concepts, and evaluate the prototypes.
  • Interacting with consumers and clients to better understand their demands to develop a product that perfectly solves the problem they’ve been facing.
  • Transform consumer needs into product benefits and product specifications to ensure that the company keeps attending to consumer needs within the target product cost to provide a competitive retail price.
  • Support and follow up on prototypes' development to ensure Design and Engineer areas have a successful result.
  • Consult and analyze relevant data from the industry. Collaborate with the sales team to ensure that the product idea and prices are viable and above competitor product features.
  • Maintaining the perfect balance between the designing, management, and the collaborative aspect of the job by working within a team to meet deadlines.
  • Collaborate with DEsign and Engineer teams to accomplish the product development on time and with high-quality standards.
  • Identify and report manufacturing challenges and issues that arise during the design and development phase of the product.
  • Working in partnership with the manufacturers and designers to make the product idea come to life in an organized way.
  • Determining product specifications, helping creating manuals, packaging, and support material for the marketing and sales teams.


  • Solid design and engineering knowledge and the understanding of how components of a product and materials work in tandem both aesthetically and functionally.
  • Having a knack for coming up with creative ideas is necessary for coming up with product design and ideas.
  • Effective problem-solving skills to ensure a quick response whenever an issue arises regarding the product design and development.
  • Willingness to work within a team's confines and outside of it while conceptualizing and coming up with unique designs.
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, engineering, industrial design, or a related field.
  • Proven prior experience of working with product development and product management.

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