Aquent has an urgent contract (6+ months) Product Developer position available for a national Retailer in San Diego. The qualified Product Developer will have over 5 years experience in: Product Development, Product Design, Marketing, Merchandising, or Business. Must possess a minimum of two to five years experience involving: 1) Designing products; 2) Sourcing and negotiating; 3) Interacting with brand merchandisers, overseas vendors, licensors, and sales; 4) Development of new products or product categories. The Product Developer needs to have knowledge of import/export marketing and accounting relationships. Requires the ability to communicate via written correspondence with senior management, sourcing, external vendors, etc. Requires the ability to analyze and evaluate new designs and design modifications from a budgetary or financial standpoint. The Product Developer must be confortable working in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment as well as the ability to self manage deadlines. Must be self-motivated and results-oriented with the ability to function effectively as a team member yet work independently. Requires the ability to effectively communicate conceptual ideas within a highly collaborative design process. Must be able to keep abreast of current trends in color, fashion, and competitive products. Requires strong computer skills with knowledge of: Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator. Requires a high level of creativity and fashion trend knowledge. Must be a team player with strong leadership skills.