Are you obsessed with data, partner success, taking action, and building brands? If you have a whole lot of hustle, come work with Village and use your skills to push one of the fastest-growing companies in the US to the top of the list! At Village, we acquire consumer brands and accelerate their growth using data science, design, retail expertise, and global expansion. In the next five years, we’re planning to acquire and build our own Brand portfolio of 25+ brands!

We’re located in the Silicon Slopes tech hub in Utah, and as part of our sister company, Pattern, we have offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, and North America. Pattern (and its sister company, Village) was named one of the fastest growing companies in the USA by Inc. 5000, Pattern has made its mark in the industry, one of Utah’s newest unicorns, valued at $2 Billion. Some of the biggest consumer brands like Nestle, Sylvania, Kong, Panasonic, Sorel, Skullcandy, and Popsockets trust Pattern with their business.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a day in the life of an Associate Director of New Concept Development?

  • Work cross disciplinarily between market research, user research, industrial design, and engineering to drive new products from concept to manufacturing
  • Project management of new hardware concepts from idea to pre-productization
  • Work with internal data team to analysis and interpret complex signals and extract into core insights for future business and product decisions
  • Lead market research activities to collect and analyze industry data in existing, emerging, and future consumer focused market segments
  • Lead user research efforts to help discover insights and drive opportunity areas of focus
  • Identify and own product, experience and business thesis of new product development and create unique value propositions
  • Work with industrial design team to create product concepts, experiences and brands that fulfill the unmet needs, opportunities and vision of specific product focus
  • Validate new concepts from market and user experience perspectives before moving into productization
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external engineering and manufacturing groups to refine concepts for productization
  • Manage timelines, milestones, tasks and cross-disciplinary teams across product development process

What will I need to thrive in this role?

  • 8+ years in new product development, product design, user research, strategy or related field
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary internal and external teams
  • Experience designing and developing hardware products and familiarity with process and terms required during the pre-productization phase of product development
  • Experience performing or working within market research and user research Understanding of working methodologies to extract consumer and market insights
  • Experience building business cases for new product concepts
  • Excellent presentation skills both in PowerPoint and physically in-person
  • Deep experience with project management processes and tools. Managing complex projects, creating/optimizing project timelines and managing deadlines
  • Past hardware project experience (starting before productization) that launched into market and beat sales expectations

What will make me stand out in this role?

  • Experience working with data analysis tools like Tableau, Snowflake, etc. to extract insights and then clearly present and articulate those insights
  • Track record with connecting dots from data across multiple sources to generate a product thesis that eventually went to market and had successful sales performance
  • Experience selling or building products on Amazon and D2C
  • Experience working in product innovation

What is the team like?

  • You will work closely with team members in product development and be supervised by the Director of Product Development. You will also be mentored by the President of Village and meet with him on a regular basis to discuss your performance. This team is data driven and results oriented. You will collaborate regularly with members of your team to implement actionable solutions. Ideas and input are encouraged from all members.

Sounds great! What is the company culture?

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Game Changers: A game changer is someone who looks at problems with an open mind and shares new ideas with team members, regularly reassesses existing plans and attaches a realistic timeline to goals, makes profitable, productive, and innovative contributions, and actively pursues improvements to our processes and outcomes.
  • Data Fanatics: A data fanatic is someone who recognizes problems and seeks to understand them through data, draws unbiased conclusions based on data that lead to actionable solutions, and continues to track the effects of the solutions using data.
  • Partner Obsessed: An individual who is partner obsessed clearly explains the status of projects to partners and relies on constructive feedback, actively listens to partner’s expectations and delivers results that exceed them, prioritizes the needs of your partners, and takes the time to create a personable experience for those interacting with us.
  • Team of Doers: Someone who is a part of team of doers uplifts team members and recognizes their specific contributions, takes initiative to help in any circumstance, actively contributes to supporting improvements, and holds themselves accountable to the team as well as to partners.

What is the hiring process?

  • Initial phone interview with Pattern's talent acquisition team
  • Video interview with a hiring manager
  • Onsite/video interview with other department leaders to explore background/experience
  • Professional Reference Checks
  • Executive Review
  • Offer

How can I stand out as an applicant?

  • Be prepared to talk about educational and professional accomplishments with specific data to quantify examples
  • Be ready to talk about how you can add value and be the best addition to the team
  • Focus on mentioning how you would make a difference
  • Be prepared to talk about any projects related to data and analytics

Why should I work at Village Brands?

Village Brands offers big opportunities to make a difference in the e-commerce aggregator industry! We are a company full of talented industry experts that evolves quickly and often, we set big goals and work tirelessly to achieve them.

We also believe in having fun and balancing our lives, so we offer awesome benefits that include:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Onsite Fitness Center
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Competitive Pay
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • 401(k)

Village Brands provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws

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