Product Manager (Product Development + Production) Posted Feb 03
W&P , New York, NY
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Product Manager (PD & Production Manager)
Very Great
Role closes - 11:59pm, 7th Feb 2021 EST (America/New_York)
New York, NY
About Us

At W&P we make food and beverage essentials that empower you to live your best life, today. The way we cook, eat and drink is changing faster than ever and we’re on a mission to create products that can keep up and carry you through your day.

About the Role

As a Product Manager at W&P you are creative, have an eye for detail and a passion for the full product lifecycle. Reporting to the Director of Production, you will join the Operations team having complete responsibility for bringing products from concept through final production delivery. You will have the opportunity to work with domestic and international manufacturer partners. You will also assist the Director of Production with strategic planning by identifying opportunities for growth and expanding internal processes.


Manage and implement each phase of W&P’s new product strategy from market research, product research, product testing, pricing, competitive analysis, sample development, timeline creation and management through product launch

Craft and manage clear timelines for new product development. Consistently guide the product development lifecycle to ensure each project milestone is achieved with ease and results are delivered

Communicate with factories to negotiate pricing at various points in the product development cycle for both new and existing products, with a constant eye toward improving business margin goals

Manage factory production schedules to meet xfty dates

Arrange product testing and factory audits as needed

Partner with factories to ensure quality control across all new product development and existing production. Create processes for checking standards routinely

Act as a liaison between W&P Ops Team and key stakeholders across the company (including marketing, sales, and creative teams)

About You

Bachelor's Degree

5-7 years product development and/or production experience, consumer product industry preferred

Ability to work in a self-directed, entrepreneurial environment

Strong analytical skills with product lines including: margins, business trends, market segmentation, competitive research and trends, market research and opportunity assessment

Keen understanding of vendor and product testing and compliance

Well versed in hands-on research, product evaluation, testing, and user-validation skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Adept project manager with a proven ability to prioritize and meet concurring deadlines

Thoughtful collaborator and enjoys building strong internal team and external relationships

Proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google Suite

*This role will begin working remotely and move onsite when our office reopens.

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