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Product Development Coordinator

Company: Nite Ize
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

About Nite IzeNite Ize is a Boulder-based company that distributes over 500 innovative products worldwide to the largest retailers in the world. We pride ourselves in being fun and functional, trusted and innovative, and obsessively dedicated to making products that are not only guaranteed for life but guaranteed to improve your life.We aren't your run-of-the-mill CPG company. We are focused on creatively solving everyday problems through inventions like the Spotlit pet light, Steelie magnetic phone mounts, Gear Tie reusable rubber twist ties, S-biner dual carabiners and more. Our consumers reflect back to us what we strive to put out in the world: 86% rate Nite Ize as a trustworthy company - "Above and beyond expectations! Your folks and products are spot on in helping people."86% believe Nite Ize is unique and different from other brands - "Some of the most innovative, useful and just plain cool products available anywhere."85% agree Nite Ize makes products that make my life better - Your gear is indispensable for all of my life - my car, bike, kayak, phone, toolbox, etc.83% say Nite Ize is committed to making the highest quality - "I love this company. Well-engineered, tested and dependable products that always keep me coming back."And our own team would tell you the best parts of working at Nite Ize are:We're a work hard and play hard kind of crew that is not in competition with one anotherThe people! (and the awesome office dogs) Dedicated teams who always come throughMixing fun with work - no stodgy hereExciting and fast-moving environment that is full of energyLoyalty - amazed by the number of 10+ year employeesAnd don't forget our on-site espresso machines and gymsOur success is rooted in integrity and in keeping our promises to each other and to our customers. Nite Ize provides employees an exceptional workplace that is respectful and considerate. We value our employees, and, in return, our employees have been the key contributors to our success since 1989. This position will be open until filled. Key ResponsibilitiesThe successful Product Development Coordinator will: Manage projects including display creation, commercialization of new products, supplier communications, etc. Assist in effective project management of all product development projects through project tracking, communications, timeline monitoring, maintenance of documentation, costing, etc. Facilitate continuous communication between internal departments and supply teams to create and maintain a sense of cohesiveness and information sharing.Contribute to project update meetings with cross-departmental teams. Facilitate product brief development through partnering with others on conducting competitor research, creating creative/packaging briefs, and new product names, part number creation, and follow through on approvals. Contribute to the evolution of new product development process as needed. Provide administrative assistance to Product Development team.Communicate with factory contacts regarding new products, product changes and timelines.Assist with bi-annual sales launch presentation and project scoring and prioritization meetings. Complete other duties as assigned. .

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) 2-5 years related experience as individual contributor in project coordination or management, product design and development, and/or similar. PMI certification a plus.Possess strong planning skills as well as analytical, problem solving, strategic thinking, and management of projects. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint required. Knowledge of SmartSheet or other project tracking software, preferred.Ability to cultivate relationships, both internal and external. Excellent communication and people skills.Must be extremely self-motivated and able to exhibit out-of-the-box thinking to formulate new and creative ways of doing things; challenge assumptions, be comfortable with uncertainty, and have a future-oriented focus.Must exhibit a high degree of flexibility, maintain a solution-driven focus in challenging situations, and adapt quickly to ever-changing business requirements.Must be able to communicate fluently (read, write, and speak) in English.Other language proficiency a plus.Must be 18 or older to apply.Work Hours: Work hours may vary, but typically consist of regular office hours (Monday through Friday). After 90-day review, position may be eligible for hybrid work schedule. This is a regular, benefits-eligible position. Occasional weekend or evening work may be required to work with factories or vendors overseas or in different time zones. May need to travel outside of the US, therefore, must have, or be able to obtain, a US passport and travel overseas (PI174043649

Keywords: Nite Ize, Boulder , Product Development Coordinator, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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