Head of Product

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 06 August 2018
Website: spyscape.com
Twitter: @SPYSCAPE
Job Listing Added: 25 June 2018

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Secret intelligence, in all its forms, is the hot topic in our culture - from privacy and encryption to hacking and surveillance, spy stories are on every channel every day. Spies are relatable heroes - like characters in Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter and James Bond - they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. At SPYSCAPE, we believe that when ordinary people understand their own abilities they can be inspired to do extraordinary things.

Our passion is for entertainment and education - we use spy stories to help people see the world more clearly. Our mission is to inspire and empower - we use spy skills to help people see themselves and their potential more clearly. Our method is to engage people through innovative experiences, products & services - our first spy museum & experience opened in
New York City in 2018 and we are now expanding via new channels.
We are seeking individuals who demonstrate initiative, an inquisitive mind, a creative vision, an obsession for making things better, a passion for solving puzzles, the humility to laugh at yourself, the willingness to ask for help when you’re in over your head (you will be), the ability to deal (healthily) with multiple projects and tight deadlines. We work how we live and we apply our passion for education and entertainment to every aspect of what we do. We want someone who can't help but wake up at 3 AM thinking about improving things. Our culture is creative, fun, supportive, open without exception, and the focus is always on customers first. At SPYSCAPE, we’ve found that positive, genuine, good-hearted people make great co-workers, so that’s the type of person we hire. Bring us your creativity, personality, customer focus and enthusiasm for education and entertainment– we can’t wait to meet you!

This is an incredibly rare opportunity to help build a global company to deliver new initiatives, and always ensure the customer is at the heart of everything we do.
Our ideal candidate loves great products, has deep industry contacts, and has a strong understanding of NPD. They will be keen to dive into a very dynamic working environment, taking on a variety of tasks as required.

● Evolve our retail strategy
● Develop high quality own-brand products
● Source new vendors through research, trade fairs
● Develop good working relationships both internally and externally
● Manage supplier relationships, including sample feedback
● Negotiate to ensure we meet (or beat) our commercial targets
● Manage all orders from concept to delivery
● Review and analyse sales
● Identify opportunities to improve ranges and margins
● Identify and lead collaborations with 3rd party brands

● A track record delivering commercially successful own brand collections
● 5 years+ product buying experience
● Experience working in a fast-paced retail environment
● Experience working with technology/gadgets and gifts
● Educated to degree level
● Successful experience of branded collaborations would be a plus.

● Excited about empowering via education, entertainment & experience
● Entrepreneurial and commercial self-starter mentality and drive
● Passionate about great customer experience and great products
● Ability to work outside of the 9-5 work day hours as needed
● Highly collaborative with a “We” not “Me” mentality.
● Highly organised, detail oriented & proactive with a strong sense of ownership
● Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to take the initiative to create something new
● Naturally resourceful and adept at finding creative solutions to help achieve goals
● A creative thinker and a problem solver – someone who can bring innovative ideas to grow the brand and the business and be capable of executing upon them.
● Collaborative, with the ability to manage multiple internal and external relationships
● Strong conceptual planning, creative vision, and innovation skills
● A happy, optimistic person that enjoys seeing the big picture and striving to create
● Flexible and able to adjust within a fast-paced work environment with sometimes unpredictable deadlines and schedules, and to adapt to different working styles
● Ability to multitask, shift priorities and focus on finding solutions
● Always looking for the best ideas and ready to support the ideas of others
● A humble leader who is secure enough to ask for help and say “I don’t know”
● A true passion for education and entertainment
● A willingness to travel as necessary

Terms and Conditions
Competitive salary based on experience
Contract: 6-12 months

Bayswater, London

Start Date
August 2018

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected] Please reference the job title in the subject line.