Product Development Manager

Job Title: Product Development Manager
Company: Connetix
Location: Remote
Salary: £competitive
Closing Date: n/a
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Job Description

Product Development Manager

Previous experience within Toy development is essential.

Are you an experienced Toy Product Developer that is excited by the opportunity to play a key role in the international growth of an educational toy company?
If so, then we have the perfect opportunity for YOU!

Connetix is a rapidly expanding business focused on creating incredible open-ended STEAM accredited magnetic tiles that help to develop imagination and creativity in people of all ages.

Our company operates on a family friendly, flexible working from home (remote) model and therefore successful applicants will be required to have a workspace to safely accommodate this arrangement.

The Product Design Manager is to create innovative, original and safe designs that will engage, entertain and educate. This role involves researching and understanding the needs of STEAM education, as well as the latest toy trends, to develop new ideas and designs. It is essential to have a good knowledge of the materials used and production techniques, as well as a flair for design, to create innovative, fun and safe products.

Role Description/Responsibilities:
• Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging products and market demands to inspire new product concepts
• Develop and implement new product designs from concept through to package completion
• Assist with 3D printing & manufacturing for prototypes and product testing
• Creating drawings of your design ideas
• Understanding of testing in toys for safety and quality and usability
• Researching current trends and markets
• Presenting ideas to decision makers
• Train and mentor incoming product developers

• A degree or diploma in Product Design or a related field
• Previous experience working in the Toy Industry is ESSENTIAL
• Proven experience as a Toy Product Designer, with a successful track record of bringing innovative products to market
• Strong creativity and a passion for designing products that captivate and engage their users
• Familiarity with Toy safety regulations and standards
• Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
• Previous experience as a team leader or manager including coaching and training skills is preferred
• Creative mindset with the ability to think visually and translate concepts into compelling designs
• Proficiency in product development software and 3D printing

Please email your resume and portfolio to with Product Development Manager – in the subject line.

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