Junior Product Manager (TOMY Europe)

Job Title: Junior Product Manager
Company: TOMY Europe
Location: Brooklands (Weybridge, Surrey)
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000
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Job Description

The Company:
TOMY Europe is a Children’s Toy Manufacturer based in the UK, France and Germany, and supplies toys and game products to national and specialised retailers across Europe, Middle East and parts of Asia. TOMY currently has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Product Manager to join our New Product Development Team in Brooklands. Reporting to the Director of Development and Project Management, you will be actively involved in developing and project managing products for our European markets on the Britains brand. You will work closely with the Brand Manager and Development Team, as well as liaising with our licensors and our Far East Development Team to create and launch world-class vehicle collectables.

The Role:
• To directly manage multiple products from conception through to production, working closely with our project managers, engineers, marketing and product integrity teams to do so
• To create and develop excellent replica and toy products against marketing strategy
• To liaise with licensors throughout the development process to ensure highly accurate replica products
• To complete the development of design projects on time
• To lead and be a part of regular calls and video conferences with our TOMY US team and TOMY Hong Kong Team
• To work closely and build relationships with internal and external team members
• To assist in the development process of new products
• To demonstrate a willingness to learn about budgeting and tooling management
• To be a quick thinker and problem solver

The Person:
• Good knowledge of materials and the manufacturing process, especially for plastics and die-cast. Knowledge of utilising and interpretation of CAD data; or a replica toy development background would be highly desired, but is not essential
• Previous experience in a product development/project management role or be a graduate of a product development degree
• Excellent project management aptitude with the ability to work on multiple complex projects with a professional approach
• Highly organised and have an exceptional eye for detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to comfortably present to stakeholders
• Strong initiative, problem solving and resourcefulness
• Ability to work independently
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Eager to learn and welcome new challenges
• Interest in collectable die cast vehicles (highly desirable)
• A ‘playing to win’ attitude

Hours, Location & Salary
• This is a full-time role (37.5 hours) based at our Brooklands office in Weybridge, Surrey
• A salary of £27,000 – £30,000 depending on experience

How to Apply
Please contact Maisie Cuthbert (HR Coordinator) with your CV and covering letter: recruitment@tomy.com

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