Product Development Assistant - Vancouver, BC | Saje Natural Wellness | FreshGigs.ca | 02/11/16
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Product Development Assistant Full-Time

Location: Vancouver, BC
Company Name: Saje Natural Wellness ()
Category: Marketing / Strategy

Overview
Saje Natural Wellness is passionate about helping people live healthier, happier and longer lives. We have created over 500 products that are sold exclusively through our own growing retail locations and eCommerce channel. Our goal is to connect people with the healing power of plants by using 100% natural ingredients in our products. Saje Natural Wellness is growing rapidly with plans to have 200+ stores by 2020 throughout North America.

We have been ranked by Canadian Business and PROFIT as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies and with awesome growth we are looking for A-players to join our team who are enthusiastic about natural wellness and want to share this passion with the world!

Our culture is sacred to us. We have built an environment that fosters people, wellness and of course awesomeness!

Are you ready for your #dreamjob?

Description
The product division is seeking a Product Development Assistant to join our growing team! If you are passionate about our products, obsessed with the details, love numbers and a sexy well formatted spreadsheet is your thing – keep reading!

This position needs you to get into all the necessary product details and ensure there are accurate and efficient reports and processes that are essential to the decision making process. You love product and understand the importance of remaining extremely organized whilst multi-tasking on many wonderful projects. You thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment – and you know how to have fun whilst doing it!

We need you to assist the team during each phase of the product management/development process, including analyzing trends, working on packaging and copy, artwork, and sampling.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Product Team in managing the Saje product line by:
    • Generating and tracking product/sales reports for various product initiatives in order to have a strong understanding of the business and to assist the team in making valuable decisions
    • Communicating with suppliers, under the leadership of the Product Development Manager, to obtain products/samples (or other miscellaneous items) in a timely manner and according to artwork communicated
    • Organizing and tracking final product information in a master product guideline document and ensuring that the document is an accurate reflection of products sold in stores and valuable for product and cross functional teams
    • Working with Product Team to develop effective and accurate creative briefs, product mockups and copy for product packaging and ensuring all of the above are organized within an effective and easily accessible system
    • Developing reports/memos and any other announcements necessary for product communication for the retail teams and other cross-functional departments
    • Conducting personal product testing and quality control and communicating this effectively to the product team
    • Researching competitive products, including material, design, and product lines in the marketplace in order to help the team find new opportunities
  • Assist Product team through a variety of administration and support tasks by:
    • Assisting cross-functional teams with a variety of product needs for miscellaneous events
    • Assisting in the preparation and execution of monthly meetings and biweekly meetings (i.e. meeting minutes)
    • Assisting in the development of product and launch presentations with the objective of creating excitement from Retail
    • Assisting teams and showcasing products and their benefits
    • Creates and maintains Standard Operating Procedures for position
    • Provides timely responses to any store, office and courier queries
    • Make travel arrangements as required for the Distribution Center staff

Applicant Requirements

  • 1+ years in administrative role, preferably in a retail or a consumer product industry
  • Undergraduate degree (Business related degree ideally)
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, excellent at setting priorities
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and prefers a very dynamic environment
  • Interest in natural wellness and well being
  • Good at managing multiple projects simultaneously with strenuous deadlines
  • Thrives in result driven environment
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel

Key Relationships
Reporting to the Director of Product Development

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Office Location

88 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
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