VSP Global Product Development Specialist, Marchon in New York City, New York

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting https://vspglobal.com/cms/careers/

General Summary

With minimum supervision, oversees all product development. Manages all design and development processes related to product development and marketing.

Essential Functions

Represents sources and suppliers for product development, design and quality-related communications from concept to delivery of products

Analyzes market data to determine product trends and strategies

Oversees processes involving CAD/engineered design drawings and renditions, prototypes, and production to assure specifications are met

Negotiates for products prior to acquisition based on design elements, manufacturing techniques, materials, etc.

Monitors manufacturers and supply companies to obtain new product releases and secure priorities in production

Oversees the internal product development process for new products and part orders, sales samples, new model set up functions in the system, and new product releases

Ensures new frames meet division quality standards prior to receipt into inventory

Acts as key resource for all quality related functions

Tracks and reports all issues for vendor meetings and communication

Represents and conducts business strategies while traveling domestically and internationally for industry trade shows, frame factories visits and retail locations

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

Degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent experience

Three years of experience developing and analyzing data

Three years of experience with product development

Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

Excellent interpersonal skills to coordinate with internal and external contacts

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong spreadsheet and word processing skills

Experience managing product delivery, market communications and business operations

Ability to travel domestically/internationally up to 10% of the time

Ability to regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment the in performance of his/her job duties.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.

The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.