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Project Manager for Product Development

Project Manager for Product Development
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Are you excited about toys, games and kids? Do you have a passion for how products are made? Are you a proactive individual with a sharp eye for details who has a solid technical background in product development and production processes? UNGA is looking for a result-focused Project Manager for Product Development.

What your role will involve?

The Project Manager is responsible for the development of new products for several loyalty campaigns from development to delivery. You work together with different internal departments and manufactures. He/she’s responsible for the planning of the production process to ensure products are delivered on schedule according to all detailed specifications. This position involves close interaction with manufacturers designers and sales.

You are keen to get all the details about a product specification. You carefully listen to all stakeholders and make sure that their input is integrated in the production process.

For this position it is vital to have strong project management skills together with excellent organizational and communication skills. In addition you have experience in building, coordinating and maintaining production processes.

Specific tasks and duties:

• Set up product briefings, based on input of all stakeholders
• Set up production schedules and ensures that deadlines are met, make changes where and when necessary
• Execute the project planning in a timely manner in the most (cost) efficient way, make sure that all stakeholders are briefed in a timely manner and updated where and when necessary
• Operate as lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to product specifications and production process
• Gathering all necessary project and product information and keep appropriate records and documentation
• Successfully project manage the production process
• Communicate clearly the progress of the project plan to internal and external stakeholders
• Keep record of the total flow of a product and line up
• Pro-actively identify (potential) risks
• Make quotes, price comparison, and report price insights
• Reports and escalate to management as needed

Requirements, working knowledge and experience

• Proven project/product management work experience within the loyalty industry (Toys, Loyalty, creative branches)
NOT related branches/functions: IT, Event management, Marketing, Accountmanagement
• HBO/WO – Preferable a technical basis like: IO / IPO / IDE / Mechanical Engineering / Product Engineering Educational background
• Manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
• Technical background: familiar with product specifications, product development and production processes (plastic industry, cardboards & paper industry, but also emerging new possibilities)
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Excellent communication skills, fluent in English language, both verbally and written
• Have the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines with minimal guidance

Competences and skills

• Proactive, always one step ahead
• Ability to work autonomously and with minimal guidance
• Experience building, coordinating and maintaining schedule
• Competence to work in an international environment
• Curious about legal, safety and logistics

Remuneration Working at UNGA is a truly rewarding experience. We offer our employees the following benefits:
• Competitive salary
• Good secondary remuneration, like travel allowance etc.
• Opportunity to develop yourself and grow within a quick growing company  An easily accessible work place on the Canals of Amsterdam
• Friendly and sociable colleagues and the best office lunch in town

Are you interested in working as Product Manager in a successful internationally based company in Amsterdam? Please send your motivation letter and resume to 

About UNGA
UNGA is a fast-growing, international toy design and development company, focusing on dynamic and creative loyalty campaigns. We work with retailers in more than 20 countries. Headquartered in the centre of Amsterdam, right on the canals. Our company is a think-tank buzzing with creative strategists, marketers, designers, innovators, toy makers, techies, movie buffs, analysts, field researchers, culture vultures, globetrotters, pirates, smile creators, trend watchers and cool hunters. Together we work on creating the greatest innovative and entertaining loyalty campaigns. From concept to creative, to sourcing and production, we offer it all at UNGA.

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