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Product Developer

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials, LLC
Location: Carson
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

At Lakeshore, we create innovative learning materials and world-class guest experiences for teachers, parents and children. Since 1954, we've grown into a global community-with a thriving e-commerce business, multiple catalogs, 60+ retail stores, a peerless national sales force, plus international offices that support our preeminent supply chain division. But today we're working better, smarter and faster than ever-and setting our sights even higher. We're building an infrastructure designed for scalability, embracing data-driven decision-making and using technology to improve efficiency and ensure the best tools for the best work. Most importantly, we continue to invest in a diverse team of inquisitive top talent who fuel each other's passions and curiosity, take risks, try new things and believe that every new day brings opportunities for growth.

Job Description

We're searching for a driven Product Developer with excellent critical thinking skills to work on-site at our Carson headquarters! Successful candidates will be passionate professionals who have the ability to evaluate our legacy products with great attention to detail to ultimately enhance the functionality, aesthetics and quality of our legacy products while keeping our customers' needs top of mind. Our team environment is fun, fast-paced and deadline-driven. We have the greatest respect for our employees-and Lakeshore is simply a wonderful place to work. Want to help us create one-of-a-kind products that help kids build educational skills and reach developmental milestones? Contact us right away!

A day in the office looks like this:

  • Analyzing market trends and performance data to inform product development decisions
  • Generating and pitching product improvement ideas to peers and executive management
  • Developing and driving concept of product improvement from ideation to production
  • Improving existing products to better serve our customers
  • Working with domestic and overseas vendors regarding a variety of product manufacturing modalities
  • Providing clear direction and collaborating effectively with in-house designers, engineers and quality teams
  • Ensuring that target price and product functionality expectations are met
  • Working with planning and supply chain teams to monitor timeline and inventory requirements
  • Utilizing effective communication skills to appropriately inform various levels of the organization and team members of project progress, and to report any concerns or project risks
  • Troubleshooting production-level samples and making suggestions to fix defects and to improve and guarantee end-consumer satisfaction


    Got the skills and experience? Here's what we're looking for:
    • A bachelor's degree in any field
    • 1+ years product development experience, product management experience is a plus
    • Early Childhood or Elementary teaching experience a plus
    • A keen aesthetic sense and eye for detail to ensure the delivery of outstanding product and play experiences
    • Ability to analyze data and market research to drive decisions
    • Knowledge of product creation process related to consumer goods
    • Basic understanding of various manufacturing modalities
    • Ability to analyze complex problems and provide solutions
    • Strong MS Office and Excel skills
    • Ability to thrive in an atmosphere with multiple overlapping deadlines
    • Strong organizational skills, a team mentality and outcome orientation
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to summarize key information to make recommendations to all stakeholders (including executive leaders)
    • Superb attention to detail and follow-through
    • Ability to thrive in an atmosphere with multiple overlapping deadlines

      Additional Information

      And here's our end of the bargain!
      • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience, plus a bonus plan
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount on products that make you smarter
      • Casual dress...and we really mean it
        At Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.

        We know we couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

        To learn more about Lakeshore, visit

        Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
        People are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent-not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren't equal, we all lose.

        To learn about how we collect and use Applicant information, please visit our Employee/Applicant Privacy Policy. INDRLL2

Keywords: Lakeshore Learning Materials, LLC, Carson , Product Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Carson, California

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