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Nikwax provides a challenging environment for staff with opportunities spanning manufacturing, design, engineering, sales, marketing, service and support. Our business is growing and we constantly seek motivated individuals to join our successful teams.

Current vacancies

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Development Manager (Closes 24th of January, 2021)Click here to view

Join an innovative outdoor business as a Development Manager

The Nikwax Group operates within the growing international Outdoor industry, providing a range of aftercare products for a variety of clothing, footwear and equipment, as well as unique waterproof systems available through our premium outdoor clothing brand Páramo. The business has successfully managed its way through the recent Covid 19 crisis and has ambitious growth and development plans for the future. We are looking for a Development Manager to support our very busy Group Product Area and contribute towards our ongoing success.

The Role

Increase the market share of Nikwax products by owning the development of all incremental product updates and improvements, whilst supporting the development of new innovative product by:

  • working alongside the Product Manager to manage the development of minimum viable product handed over from the innovation team
  • developing product key performance measures in line with market demands. Translating these into key communicable benefits and features for handover to the product information team
  • analysing and evidencing product testing results, and ensuring data and narrative is recorded in project and job decision lists
  • working within tight deadlines, leading, managing and coaching decision making within development projects
  • developing staff within the team, maximising their potential, and fulfilling the rigor of business needs
  • being responsible for the expenditure and resources within the development team.

The Person will be

  • organised with strong leadership skills
  • driven with technical and preferably some marketing experience
  • experienced in managing people
  • passionate about the environment and outdoor pursuits
  • educated to a degree standard in a technical subject.

Due to our rural location own transport will be required.

The Rewards

  • Work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts.
  • Work for an international company with values that you can believe in.
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment.
  • Competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) & CV by no later than 24th of January, 2021 to:

Nikwax Ltd,
Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate,
East Sussex

Or e-mail:

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

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