Emma Gordon
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Emma Gordon

Product Development ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Emma Gordon

Product Development ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Product Developer, specialising in idea generation and problem solving, with a proven record of building original, high quality, successful retail ranges. A commercially strategic thinker, focusing on the full picture including audience retention and interaction, reducing production environmental impact, as well as designing for longevity; both product life and brand development. Proactively looking to work with like-minded individuals and businesses to question, challenge and reinvent the way we are producing products and running companies. Key Skills: Idea generation, Creative direction, Commercial acumen, Strategic insight, Team builder.
Work history
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    Head of Retail ProductThe School of Life
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Creative Product Director; Generating new concept ideas, managing product development and implementing new business growth strategies for The School of Life's content led retail range. Responsible for developing and delivering a growth strategy year on year for the retail side of the business. - Led on idea generation and product production within brand guidelines and mission statement. - Managed a direct team of 4, plus additional external designers and content contributors. Also part of shared management of wider retail team as well as a key influencer in company management board. - Oversaw all pricing, cost negotiations, margins and forecasting. - Identified new areas for business development including white label, collaboration and cooperate gifting. - Set yearly department targets and forecast in collaboration with Head of Sales.
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    Product Development ManagerSUCKUK
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    During this role I led the development team and in-house designers to ensure briefs are followed and targets were met to enable the regular addition of new products to the companies growing product range. - Visited FE suppliers and sourcing fairs. - Idea generation with an understanding of concept commercial viability. - Product sourcing, spec sheet creation, project management of suppliers. - Managed workflow and critical path. - Developed and managed implementation of designer royalty contracts, created supplier guidelines, arranged AQA inspections and product compliance testing. - Obtained EU design registration for new products bi-annually and worked with a Hong Kong legal team to register designs in China. Oversaw any legal action being taken against IP infringements worldwide.
Skills
  • Product Development
  • Product Design
  • Busines Strategy
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Business Acumen
  • Project Management
  • Creative Thinker
Education
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    BA Product DesignUniversity of Lincoln
     - Lincoln, United Kingdom