Product Development Manager
Hallmark Cards, Inc. - Kansas City, MO

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Hallmark Gold Crown Stores are where the Hallmark brand comes to life. We are the retail specialty store of first choice for gifts and cards. Our quality, attention to detail and elements of surprise, combined with our unique ability to tell a story through content and craftsmanship, are what make our products come to life and keep consumers coming back. At Hallmark, our employees are personally passionate about caring, creativity, quality and innovation, values that have guided us from the start and remain at our core. We’re with you at holidays and any-days, at your most important milestones and unexpected occasions, when you want to share a laugh and when you seek to offer comfort.

We are seeking a Product Development Manager for Hallmark Gold Crown Retail Gifts. In this position you will concept, develop & create gifts and ornaments for Hallmark Gold Crown stores. If you have a great aesthetic, experience in product development for family and children, and a solid background working and negotiating with oversees vendors, this position may be right for you!

Responsibilities include:
- Gathering and translating design, societal and consumer trends into product direction for their department.
- Identifying new product ideas and opportunities to explore for their category while creating an environment of collaboration and innovation.
- Responsible for their department consistently meeting schedule, margin, price, quality and aesthetic standards.
- Creation of storyboards.
- Oversee the product development and sourcing process start to finish. Understand the process and cost implications from design through sourcing to production and distribution.
- Jointly accountable with the merchants for the results of the department. This includes directing the concepting, design, development, packaging, approval and execution of product solutions.
- Manage fast-pace development through a team of design professionals. Set direction, govern workflow, manage performance. Nurture deep expertise in product development and categories.

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Hallmark is headquartered in Kansas City MO with manufacturing facilities in Lawrence and Leavenworth KS, Center TX and Metamora IL....