Rompa Limited has over 35 years’ experience in the sensory market, we are the established market leaders in both multi-sensory products and environments. As a brand we proud to be the sole suppliers of Snoezelen® products which are highly respected and sought after therapy tools, we are revered throughout our industry for our outstanding quality and innovation, we work throughout the world through partnership agreements and in the UK through both Rompa and our sister brand Winslow.
This is an exciting time to work for Rompa as we are expanding both of our brands, whilst also creating a new brand to increase our appeal within growing markets. Rompa have created bespoke product offerings which are ready for market which are already proving to be an invaluable addition to our customers care provision, government initiatives along with a public demand for both autism and dementia friendly areas are driving both innovation and change across the whole sensory provision market.
New Product Developer
Rompa offers complete sensory resources for all generations. We believe in inclusion, equal opportunities, independence, participation in the community and bringing awareness of people with disabilities into the mainstream. Our close links with relevant parties in the health, education and social care sectors, charities, professional advisors, universities and research institutes place us at the forefront of innovation.
A rare opportunity has arisen for an innovative ideas person in an exciting and imaginative industry. As a Product Developer, you will be required to develop your own product ideas, and assist with other people’s projects from initial research, through design and prototyping, to completion. With your innovative mind and research capabilities you will identify new market opportunities and develop products to meet emerging needs. An inspiring leader, you will foster and nurture the creative skills of your colleagues, assimilate market intelligence from our outbound sales, installations teams, and other colleagues operating in the field, and channel these rich veins of information into efficiently managed projects delivering market leading new products.
You will provide internal support to our manufacturing and sales team by assisting with customer queries and supporting other planning. Along with product development, you will be expected to know our current range of technical products and offer support for them to our customers, intelligence from this activity will be used to constantly develop our range of products.
You will have exceptional people skills and will be confident when liaising with customers, demonstrating your technical and product understanding to resolve their issues using our technical support programme Spiceworks. You will also be proficient in the use of Solidworks to create CAD designs. You will be required to create product videos using Adobe Premiere, produce graphics for sales, and troubleshooting and user guides. We are looking for an individual with a genuine passion for design who is adept at juggling a variety of projects at any one time.
Your Role as Product Developer will include:
Taking an active part in the initiation of new product ranges and product refreshes.
Thinking with a commercial head
Ensuring manufacturers and suppliers are briefed accurately and effectively and meet required deadlines.
Taking responsibility for multiple critical paths, from initial concepts right through to production.
Building and maintaining strong relationships with our existing supplier portfolio.
Creating detailed product specifications
Ensure product feasibility and produce a calculation/study for any capital projects.
Record all materials and times for capital projects to obtain necessary rebates where these are available.
Job Holder Requirements
Degree level graduate in a design discipline with in excess of one year’s industry experience, although consideration will be given to exceptional recent graduates
Experience with manufacturing techniques and knowledge of design for manufacturing concepts; along with the ability to provide a clear portfolio to our manufacturing department.
A logical mind is required to record all discussions to show the progression of ideas
Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Demonstrable evidence of good written and verbal communication skills facilitating reviews, customer interaction and report writing.
An innovative and creative mind with a genuine passion for design
Excellent time management skills as you will be working on multiple new product development projects simultaneously
Analytical skills and the ability to spot trends
An understanding of our market is preferred however not essential
Excellent administration skills to record work being completed and keep up to date records of all completed and current projects.
Experience of designing products with embedded electronics is highly advantageous.