Hills Limited - Junior Product Specialist Internship

Adelaide, SA

Role Description

The Junior Product Specialist will offer assistance into the Customer Product Solutions Team and supporting the Senior Product Manager for the Antenna & Satellite Division of Hills Limited. We are looking for a technically minded individual who has good problem-solving skills to achieve the desired outcomes and tasks. Which is to assist with the introduction of new products and ranges to ensure the best outcomes are provided effectively, efficiently and in a timely manner for the company. Also Providing the required support for products from brainstorming and ideation through to products being manufactured and supplied into the distribution channel to supply our customers.


Product Development

  • Assist with developing and designing new products and ranges

  • Conduct engineering designs and reviews with external consultants

  • Determine the required product Functions, features and specifications

  • Design and implement product testing plans and regimes

  • Have new products information loaded into all system platforms

  • Compare new products against Hills own and competitors’ products


Vendor management

  • Negotiate products with existing or new suppliers (local or international)

  • Obtain Product Costs and MoQ’s, Lead-times and deliveries schedules

  • Determine Packaging and artwork required for sales and retail

  • Request and evaluate new samples from various suppliers

  • Provide effective feedback and communication with suppliers

  • Control and plan for product lifecycles - from introduction to phase out


Product Management

  • Combining and/or migrating similar products together to create a range

  • Product lifecycle assessment and future proofing

  • Preparing marketing and sales support collateral materials

  • Provide ongoing support to a product to maintain its opportunities

  • Plans to control and minimise inventory costs to the business

  • Develop product introduction timelines, deliverables and milestones


Microsoft Office Suite

Must exhibit a basic to intermediate understanding and skill set of the following;

  • Outlook – for communicating internally and externally within the organisation

  • Excel – for creating workbooks with all product costings and budgeting details

  • Word – for creating product flyers and specifications sheets for use with customers

  • Power Point – for creating slide shows for presentation material for internal education

  • Web Browsing – for comparing products available in the market and assessing trends.


Other experience and skills that would be a benefit although not mandatory

  • AutoCAD or similar 2D CAD packages

  • Inventor or Solidworks 3D CAD experience

  • Engineering design concepts and fundamentals

  • an understanding of manufacturing and factory processes

  • project management understanding and experience


You Will have:

  • Potentially a Mechanical trade or apprenticeship

  • or some engineering courses or qualifications

  • A strong organisational and methodical approach

  • An understanding of the product and design process

  • Strong relationship building and management skills

  • A great attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal

  • Working autonomously and/or within a team environment

  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve the set outcomes

  • Experience in managing a variety of tasks simultaneously and adapting to changing priorities.

  • Be able to work with stakeholders, Sales and other departments


If you are interested in this role please apply through this link: https://www.foundationjobs.com.au/FoundationJobs/Junior-Product-Specialist---Adelaide%2C-SA




  • Type

    Work Integrated Learning

  • Company

    Hills Limited

  • Scholarship Amount


  • Undergrad or Postgrad


  • Length

    12 months

  • Working hours

    Full time

  • Required residency

    Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Application closing date


  • Expected start date


  • Location

    Adelaide, SA