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Product Development Coordinator  


We're looking to add a Product Development Coordinator to our Product Management and Marketing Team! In this role, you'll provide support in the execution of product management and product development strategies for Design Design, as well as other brands as needed, with the goal of ensuring the success and efficiency of various product launches and projects from inception through development and execution. If you're skilled in project coordination and management, time management, and collaboration, this may be a great opportunity for you!


Who We Are:

Convivial Brands is the umbrella company for our 4 brands - Design Design (1987), Verdant Graphics (2011), The High Five GR (2018), and Tableau (2020). At Convivial Brands, everything we do revolves around Making Life Better - which includes creating opportunities, products, and a culture that strives to do just that. The physical products we make help people celebrate and enhance life, sometimes in small, quaint ways, and other times in big statements. From celebrating a wedding to giving a small gift of appreciation, each brand produces an end product that intends to make life friendly, lively, and jovial - ergo making life Convivial. This is achieved through operating within our Core Values of being trustworthy, pursuing excellence, and exemplifying a team first mindset. Those three values are what guides our day-to-day operations and ensures we are moving in the right direction the right way.


The Position:

  • Develop strong relationships across functions.
  • Know your market and stay informed of industry, market, and customer trends.
  • Assist Product Managers with overall program and process management.
  • Keep team updated on development process, samples, costs, and timing.
  • Assist and/or lead weekly Production Team Meetings.
  • Maintain Product Development Calendar.
  • Create RFQ/Data Sheet specifications for vendor quoting.
  • Manage item setup and UPC assignments in NAV.
  • Assist Product Manager with line list for financial profitability management.
  • Help Product team with sourcing, product innovation, and development.
  • Complete submission forms for art contracts.
  • Track pre-production samples and prepares for proofing sessions.
  • Manage the organization of pre-production and production samples.
  • Manage overall prgram samples (internal and external).
  • Manage Production Tracker for assigned product releases.
  • Work with Product Manager/Operations in the approval of component standards and acceptable variance through the proofing process


Required/Desired Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, project management, marketing, or other related field, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • 1-3 years of experience in consumer-packaged goods product development, product management, or merchandise work in the gift/home industry, or a similar industry preferred.
  • Capacity to understand product specs and component standards (how items are built, and materials used).
  • General understanding of profitability and margin requirements for product categories.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Must be a self-starter and problem solver, capable of functioning in a dynamic, fast paced, change oriented environment.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with a high sense of urgency and attention to detail.
  • Thrives on creating organization in their work, being focused, and a strong passion for the details.
  • Ease and comfort in ambiguity, learning new programs, processes, and adjusting as required. 
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to connect and work with employees at all levels and interact effectively with senior management and staff to carry out the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Proficient in MS office – especially Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to understand and navigate business systems and tools. 
  • Ability to understand and assess business priorities and act accordingly.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Ability to be influential and to effectively and quickly build relationships that establish trust, respect, competence, and confidence—with both colleagues and outside suppliers/vendors.


What's in it for you?

  • Convivial Brands is a family-owned company based in Grand Rapids, MI. Our founder and the family are passionate about our mission to Make Life Better through creating connections and turning occasions into celebrations.
  • We are a culture focused company centered our 3 Core Values - being trustworthy, pursuing excellence, and having a team first mindset. Those three values are what guide our day-to-day, and ensure that we're moving in the right direction the right way.
  • We are an EOS company - this ensures we have a clear, shared vision for the company, that we're gaining traction through accountability, and that we're building healthy teams.
  • We understand that work and personal life exist side-by-side, not separately, and work to provide our team members with the flexibility needed for balance.
  • Most importantly, our team members make us special - we believe each of our team members' individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, unique capabilities and talent - and the way they invest those in their work - is key to our culture, our reputation, and our success as a company.
  • We offer great benefits - 8 company-recognized holidays, a PTO bank, and a variety of benefits, including health, dental, vision, company-paid life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability, as well as voluntary benefits like standard life insurance, permanent life insurance with chronic conditions rider, critical illness and accident, pet insurance and more.
  • We offer a generous 401(k) (traditional pre-tax or ROTH) with a match. The only requirement to participate is that you be 18 years of age. The match is effective the first of the quarter after 90 days of employment. Convivial matches 100% of the first 3% of your contribution, and then 50% on the next 2% of your contribution. All amounts are fully vested immediately.


Convivial Brands participates in E-Verify. You can view the U.S. E-Verify Right to Work Poster by clicking HERE. You can view the E-Verify Participation Poster by clicking HERE. Additionally, the official E-Verify Website of the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides answers to many questions about E-Verify. If you have additional questions, please contact Human Resources at

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Product Development Coordinator  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Convivial Brands Corporate Headquarters  
EOE Statement It is our policy to offer equal opportunity to all, based upon individual merit and without
regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status,
height, weight, genetic information (regarding employee or family), family medical history,
Vietnam Era Veterans Status or physical or mental disability (provided that the disability -
with or without a reasonable accommodation - would not interfere with your ability to
perform the essential functions of the position applied for or constitute a safety hazard), to the
extent required by law.

We do not condone harassment relating to a person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, age, or physical or mental disability. We
prohibit the use, distribution, sale, or possession of drugs, and controlled substances while at
work. We prohibit reporting to work under the influence of alcoholic beverages, drugs, or
controlled substances.

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