Jobs | Product Development / Design Director – Unknown Company

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Editor’s Note: Appearing below is an abridged version of available job posting being fulfilled by The Creative Network. Please contact Jessica Goursolas at The Creative Network via email: jessica AT for more information.

Position: Product Development / Design Director

Company: Not Disclosed.

Location: Not Disclosed. Paid Relocation.


The primary focus of the Product Development Director is to lead in the creation of products that have great appeal to a broad audience, resulting in a minimum 15% EBITDA.  The Product Development Director will:

1) Through constant and ongoing research, provide trend guidance for product appropriate to our consumers.
2) Be proactive in creating material, print or digital products or services.

  • Product Development Directing involves doing creative and lateral thinking about customer needs, and then converting solutions for these needs into profitable products and services – 25%
  • Create and lead staff to create target-audience appropriate projects and packaging – 35%
  • Successfully manage/motivate in house staff and independent contractor designers while responding to quick turn around on trend projects driven by buyer request – 30%
  • Create and manage annual budget for craft design department. Create and hold semi-annual performance reviews for staff -10%
  • Perform other related duties, as required and assigned in order to meet business needs.


  • A deep knowledge of the properties of all Craft materials, and first-hand experience in using them creatively.
  • While not a requirement, expertise in knitting and crocheting and the yarns found in the craft industry a considerable benefit.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to manage multiple projects with constantly changing priorities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites (primarily InDesign and Photoshop).
  • Travel as needed, including internationally


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art or design
  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience demonstrating successful design skills in product development as well as employee management.
  • Craft industry experience preferred.

For more information or to apply, contact Jessica Goursolas at The Creative Network via email: jessica AT


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