New Product Developer
Are you looking to develop your career? We have a fantastic opportunity for a New Product
Developer to join our friendly team here at Findel. You will work with existing and new suppliers
to develop innovative new resources for the school and nursery marketplace, focusing on
those which meet the learning outcome of the child.
Findel is an eCommerce educational resources supplier in the UK and International schools and
nurseries marketplace. We own several general and specialist educational brands Hope, GLS,
Davies Sports, Philip Harris, Spa4Schools, A-Z and LDA.
Brilliance and being able to shine is at our core and we want our people to be true to
themselves, embody our values, strive for greatness, take the challenge, be different and
above all care for and help others be the best they can. We look for people who want to
inspire future generations and who play a part in moving Findel forward for the greater good.
We want people to make our customers and suppliers glow by providing the best service
possible and caring about what we do best for our business and the planet. We recruit people
who stand out from the crowd, take responsibility for seeking out what adds value and think
outside the box.
Some of the responsibilities of this exciting opportunity are:
o Develop an inspirational range of new products from concept to profitable sales, that
supports teachers/practitioners to deliver the curriculum/Early Years foundation framework.
o Work with the Buyer to develop a structured research programme to assess future customer
needs; this will involve spending time in the marketplace.
o Develop product ROIs, working within budget constraints and forecasting levels.
o Manage the budgetary/costing process for all projects in the pipeline.
o Provide clear visibility of the project process and milestones, timelines and budgets.
o Work in partnership with the Merchandising team to manage stock in-take and sales
o Work alongside the QA team to ensure that products are compliant with all the relevant
o Identify products within the existing range that can be re-developed to improve their sales
o Contribute to product launches, working alongside Marketing, Digital & Social.
We are ideally looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:
o Previous experience in a similar NPD role in a commercial environment, with experience of
delivering revenue generating and profitable products to targeted audiences.
o Management of critical path and process is essential.
o Ideally a strong understanding of the curriculum, UK education market and current
teaching methods, or willingness to learn this.
o Ability to manage complex and varied stakeholders.
o Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to influence others and
work collaboratively with other functions.
o Excellent negotiation and presentation skills.
o Strong understanding of ROI and budget management.
o Openness to new ideas, actively facilitates idea generation.
o Able to gather and report on industry information from a wide variety of sources.
What’s in it for you?
Competitive salary & benefits package including 25 days holiday plus your Birthday off. Holiday
purchase scheme, contributory pension, staff discounts, Employee Assistance Programme
(including online GP & well-being support) & Cycle to Work scheme. We fully support a hybrid
working arrangement, with the working week split between our collaborative workspace in
Hyde (Greater Manchester) and working from home.
To apply, please visit https://findeleducation.careers.adp.com/