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Product Development Manager


6-month fixed-term contract

We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance.  We are, therefore, seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented - and creative - Product Development Manager to join our global supply team working on a diverse range of children’s products.

The position will have responsibility for working with the business units and external suppliers to create new product ideas and complicated novelty book formats. You will meet with Publishing teams to offer solutions and advice; using your print and production knowledge to develop age appropriate products and consulting with the safety manager on safety issues and the necessary quality assurance procedures.

If you are someone who has a knowledge of children’s book production, are commercially aware, have experience in negotiating with suppliers and a working knowledge of product safety requirements along with the ability to be organised, collaborative and a great communicator then we would love to hear from you.

Training will be provided in the appropriate systems.

The role is based in our offices near Latimer Road/Shepherd’s Bush tube stations in West London. 

Our company purpose is to make all children proud readers through our broad portfolio of inclusive, child-friendly books and magazines for children and families from all backgrounds, for every interest and reading ability. We are committed to creating opportunities for people from groups traditionally under-represented in publishing.

Egmont is the publishing partner of some of the world’s leading children’s characters including Disney, Winnie-the-Pooh, Star Wars, Minecraft, Mr Men, Lego and Thomas & Friends to name just a few. We are also part of the Egmont Group; Europe’s largest children’s publisher telling stories through books, magazines, film, TV, music, games and mobile in 30 countries throughout the world. 

If you would like to join us, please go to our website at to download the relevant application forms. 

Please note that we do not accept CVs

Completed forms should be sent to:, or posted to: Recruitment, Egmont Publishing, 1 Nicholas Road, London W11 4AN.

Closing date: Sunday 22nd July

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Product Development Manager

Egmont, London
Contract, Full-time, Temporary
Children's Publishing, Publisher, Trade
Product Management