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Product Development Manager - Interflora - Remote

Employer Interflora

Area Remote

Employment Type Full Time

Reference Number JOB-1173

Position Description

In our Product and Supply team, we are recruiting a Product Development Manager to own and manage the product development of specific floral, plant and gifting ranges primarily for the Flying Flowers brand but as Product Development Manager, you’ll also get the opportunity to work on the Interflora brand as well.

This is a new role where you will research market trends and produce creative briefs, working closely with suppliers to develop innovative product ranges and packaging in line with sales and marketing requirements. You’ll also coordinate photography for specific product ranges, including the briefing of the ‘shoot’ team as well as being involved in styling products.

You’ll manage third-party suppliers to ensure they deliver against service levels and you’ll manage a small team to ensure all product development activities take place in line with the Product Development critical path including the recording of product data and the loading of product data onto systems.

In this role you’ll work closely in a matrix fashion with the Flying Flowers Sales and Marketing Manager, the Photography Executive and third parties, as well as other key people across Ecommerce, Marketing, Customer Services and Interflora Services.

Required Experience

In order to perform well in the role, we would expect you to have;

• Extensive experience of commercial product development
• Floral industry experience
• Knowledge and experience of photography processes and styling techniques
• A creative outlook and an ability to come up with new ideas
• Outstanding communications and relationship building skills
• A willingness and ability to travel to attend product development and photography sessions or events with occasional overnight stays
• Some line management experience

Salary and Benefits

Our colleagues benefit from the attractive benefits you'd expect to see in a professional and successful organisation, such as; generous holiday allowances, a company pension scheme, health insurance, bonus schemes and staff discounts - but they also benefit hugely from working in a friendly, supportive and flexible environment, where not only are they treated as a professional but also as a member of the Interflora 'family'.

We also treat our colleagues to a variety of ‘peak-treats’ such as pizza, sweets and bacon sandwiches to get everyone motivated and ensure they feel refreshed through our 3 busiest periods of Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day - even the tea, coffee and biscuits are free! We also offer healthy alternatives such as fruit, which gets delivered directly to our offices three times a week.
We love to spoil our staff as well and make them feel loved on their special days - each new starter gets a beautiful Interflora bouquet to say “Hello and welcome” on their first day and every colleague is treated to another bouquet on their birthday!

Employer Description

We are proud to be the world’s largest and most experienced flower delivery network. Every day, thousands of people trust us to deliver their good wishes and thoughtful sentiments on their behalf. But its not just about being the largest - we pride ourselves on being the most personable too. Everyone involved - from our florists, to our delivery drivers, to our customer advisors - all take care to add a little personal touch to the Interflora experience.

We’re also proud that so many award-winning florists choose to be part of the Interflora family. Each of our expert florists has the unique blend of skills, creativity and attention to detail needed to create every handmade Interflora bouquet. Interflora is a hugely successful and recognisable brand and the staff love working here, we have a real ‘small business’, family feel to us that makes us a really unique and great place to work.

Site Description

Our offices are currently closed due to Covid-19 and this role will work remotely until the offices re-open. Long-term when we do re-open our offices, we will operate with a large degree of flexibility on location, so whilst the role is contractually based in Sleaford, we wouldn't expect you to be in the office every day but you would need to be close enough to commute for essential meetings and collaborative work when required.