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Product Development Manager - Private Label

Spreetail is a profitable and growing ecommerce company that builds technology, markets products and manages warehouses to offer the best prices on tens of thousands of items. Our purpose is to make a dent in the universe by delighting millions of customers, creating opportunity and wealth for our team, and revolutionizing the communities we touch. 

We look for team members who embody our mantra: 

Be relentless. Pursue challenges. Act like an owner. Raise your bar. Practice humility. Make Spreetail better.  

As a Product Development Manager (Engineer), you will play a critical role within Spreetail’s private brands working closely with the Category Development Manager and Sourcing Manager on product development projects.  You will be the point person for all technical requirements and specifications of products that are both in development as well as in production.  To be successful in this position you must have excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and experience with working with OEM/ODM suppliers.

As a Product Development Manager, you will: 

  • Work cross-functionally with team members in particularly the Category Development and Sourcing Manager and suppliers to formulate specifications, development schedules, test and qualification criteria to ensure new products are launched within the specified project requirements.
  • Communicate product specifications and work with supplier / factory to maintain costs while exceeding quality metrics.
  • Collect and supply financial information to the team such as equipment needed, tooling costs and other resources required to complete the project.
  • Evaluate designs and prototypes for performance and reliability.
  • Review test results and recommend corrective actions to ensure the product is developed using sound engineering principles.
  • Maintain and update project development histories in with information including but not limiting to:
    • Quotation
    • Project Costs
    • Specification
    • Schedule
    • Test history
  • Ensure smooth transitions from the development to the manufacturing phase of projects.
  • Be responsible for the overall production and quality assurance of assigned categories.  
  • Search for and promotes new ideas that might be applicable to the company’s products.
  • Oversee development projects to improve and reduce costs of existing products and processes.
  • Support quality team to resolve production issues.
  • Be responsible for the overall production and quality assurance of assigned categories.
  • Execute product testing procedures and understand product regulations and legal requirements.  

We look forward to learning more about your experience with: 

  • 5+ years experience relevant to developing products in the consumer goods industry.
  • Working with technical and non-technical individuals to bring a consumer product to market.
  • Managing multiple technical product development projects simultaneously
  • Applying engineering principles, practices, and procedures in a minimal supervision environment
  • Understanding of domestic and international manufacturing processes
  • Ability to stay organized and systematic in a fast-paced company to ensure critical requirements are not missed.
  • International experience with sourcing and working with multiple companies of different sizes and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (MS Project experience a big plus)

Spreetail is growing rapidly; our team is challenged every single day to outwork and outthink the competition. We move fast, and no one has the luxury to wait around for someone else to make the first move. We dive in, we learn, we adapt, sometimes we fail, but we never remain stagnant. 

We’ll reward you with: 

  • Stock appreciation rights 
  • Leadership development opportunities 
  • Untracked time off 
  • Group health insurance 
  • Yearly company trip 
  • Regular company-funded events and activities 
  • Dollar-for-dollar donation match 
  • Home purchase bonus after 2 years of employment 
  • Beach getaway after 3 years of employment 
  • 10-day sabbatical after 5 years of employment 

Spreetail isn’t just a job or career, it’s a lifestyle that isn’t for the faint of heart. Expect to put in the necessary hours each week to get the job done and break out of your comfort zone to tackle problems and pursue innovative solutions. If you’re looking for a challenge and a career you can grow with, Spreetail is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. 

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