Job Title: Head of New Product Development

Job Purpose:
To supervise and manage the New Product Development, and to ensure all product placed on the market by Fizz is legally compliant.

 Responsibilities

 General

  • Liaise with the QA department to ensure all items have the relevant testing required by law prior to shipment, and that all testing fees have been built into the products costings
  • Attend customer meetings where appropriate.
  • Manage and train any temporary/permanent staff on the department.

 Ethical

  • Build and maintain a supply base of quality factories with whom we can build a long-term relationship.

 NPD

  • Oversee and train/develop Product Developers.
  • Analyse all product and review best sellers.
  • Achieve a cohesive range of products for the catalogue that is commercial and competitively priced, meeting agreed profit margins.
  • Brief packaging and copy for all products.
  • Create and maintain the critical path for all items.
  • Build up a strong knowledge of the supply base to ensure product is sent to the factory best suited to produce it.
  • Oversee the creation of an industry leading catalogue
  • Undertake regular comp shops to review competitors and customers product offers, price points and packaging.
  • Stay ahead of new trends and make sales and NPD team aware.
  • Work closely with other department heads to make sure all departments work effectively together and share ideas.

 Performance Measures

  • Working with the Marketing Director to produce KPI’s that provide a holistic and balanced view of the team.
  • Overseeing the work of all members of the NPD team including performance appraisals and monitoring succession planning.
  • Ensure that working processes are efficient & adhered to by the NPD team.
  • Working with the design department to ensure all design work is completed on time and to the required standards.
  • Making recommendations for process improvements demonstrating regular audits and necessary amendments.
  • Ensuring that the NPD department is aware of trends and improvements in both techniques and technology that are relevant to the business and assessing which will contribute to the business and its clients.

 Competencies Required 

  • Able to manage own time effectively across all 3 areas.
  • Good IT skills, knowledge of Excel & Word essential
  • Able to work unsupervised and to tight deadlines
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Good staff management and motivational skills
  • Be organized and efficient
  • Good trouble shooting skills and able to think of effective solutions to any problems that arise

 Qualifications and Experience 

  • Ideally educated to degree level in relevant subject,
  • Have worked in a similar position in management for minimum of 2 years
  • Experience of NPD and buying practices.
  • Experience of dealing with Far East suppliers
  • Excellent Negotiation skills
  • Commercially aware.
  • Flexible Attitude
  • Able to provide references

Qualifications and Experience

  • Salary commensurate with experience and suitability.
  • In the first instance please email your CV to our HR Manager: paul@fizzcreations.com

Job Title: Purchasing and Logistics Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Forecast levels of demand for services and products;
  • Keep a constant check on stock levels;
  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality;
  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;
  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers;
  • Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided;
  • Process payments and invoices;
  • Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future;
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities;
  • Give presentations about market analysis and possible growth;
  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Produce reports and statistics using computer software;
  • Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives;
  • Attend meetings and trade conferences;
  • Oversea the shipping of all Fizz and customer special lines from China to the UK.
  • Train and supervise the work of other members of staff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Salary commensurate with experience and suitability.
  • In the first instance please email your CV to our HR Manager: paul@fizzcreations.com

 

 

 

 

 

Fizz Creations is a leading designer, creator and innovator of fun novelty gifts and homewares supplying many of the high streets’ major retailers. We are located on the South Coast between Brighton and Worthing.
We are passionate about what we do and committed to excellence.

We are looking for experienced, dynamic, motivated and organised graphic designers to start immediately or ASAP.

We are also looking for juniors with a strong portfolio who wish to pursue a design career in packaging.

Job Description:
 

The Role:

You will work with the new product department on the development of packaging for many different product designs at one time. This requires the ability to handle multiple projects and to prioritise deadlines whilst having a meticulous eye for detail.

Key Activities:

To convert ideas and concepts into new product packaging designs using the latest Adobe CC suite of tools on a Mac or PC.

Skills Range:
 

What you will bring to Fizz:

Highly creative and innovative mind set with good commercial awareness.

  • Meticulous eye for detail.
  • Proficient on a Mac or PC using Adobe CC. Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Able to produce cutter guides and mock-ups to a high standard.
  • Knowledge of product photography would be a very useful advantage.
  • Highly organised, reliable and able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible and can work well within a very busy department.
Person Specification:
Must be confident in working in an extremely busy studio/agency environment.
Key Area: Design/Creative
Salary: DOE + Benefits
Attendance: Full-Time
 
Additional Information:
If you do not have the relevant experience, however you feel this is the job for you, then please apply outlining why you wish to work for Fizz and what you can offer us.

Strictly no recruitment agencies please.

How to Apply:

This is a fantastic role working within a fun, vibrant and innovative design team.
So, if you think you have the skills and you want to help us create some Inspired new products please apply.
In the first instance please submit your portfolio to our Head of Design:

tim.croft@fizzcreations.com

Strictly no recruitment agencies please.

Company: FIZZ Creations
Email: tim.croft@fizzcreations.com
Website: www.fizzcreations.com

Fizz Creations is a leading designer, creator and innovator of fun novelty gifts and homewares supplying many of the high streets’ major retailers. We are located on the South Coast between Brighton and Worthing. We are passionate about what we do and committed to excellence.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, motivated and organised video/photo-grapher designer to start immediately or ASAP.

Job Description:

As our Videographer/Photographer you will be responsible for editing short form videos for multi-platform distribution and for optimising, organising and preparing files for the web. Critically you will use your expertise and graphic design skills to create content that is on brand and that people want to share on social media. We will look to you to bring ideas to the table, create visual content based on knowledge of design and pop culture as well as collaborate with the design team on design elements. From creating headers, infographics, type treatments and collages to working with stakeholders to create intro graphics/animations and other graphic elements you will be at the heart of the action.

You must have good experience of editing videos and taking photographs, including editing video for YouTube and other social platforms, preparing photographs for print. Proficient in Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Adobe CC, you will also have an excellent working knowledge of Premiere, After Effects and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator as well as familiarity of industry codecs and compression software. An able graphic designer you will have a trained eye for typography and skills Mac-based systems. Being able to animate or illustrate would be a big plus. An effective communicator, you will have a good understanding of pop culture and social media as well as the ability to deliver multiple projects in a collaborative environment.

The main duties will include:

  • Using the latest Ortery 360 Photo cube system
  • Using a basic studio set-up
  • Shooting photographs & videos of products and product ranges
  • Shooting instructional product videos
  • Using a Sony PXW-Z150 4K HD Camera
  • Using a Canon EOS 6D MKIII Full Frame DSLR
  • Adobe CC Suite
  • Demonstrate creativity and can introduce and deliver new ideas to projects
  • Strong understanding of video formats, standards and constraints
  • Able to remain flexible and take direction easily
 Salary is dependent on experience.

How to Apply:

This is a fantastic role working within a fun, vibrant and innovative design team.
So, if you think you have the skills and you want to help us create some inspired new product videos and photos please apply. In the first instance please submit your cv/portfolio to our Head of Design:

Email: tim.croft@fizzcreations.com
Website: www.fizzcreations.com