Commercial Product Manager

Recruiter
Forward Thinking Recruitment
Location
Andover
Salary
£35000 - £37000/annum benefits
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Commercial Product Manager / £35k+ dependant on experience / FMCG / Andover

My client is a leading FMCG company based in Andover and looking for a commercial minded product manager to look after their impressive portfolio of customers, whilst increasing revenue to the business through development and innovation.

You will be highly creative and commercial with experience in Product development across FMCG and consumer goods, sourcing from overseas and domestic suppliers.

Responsibilities:

1) Manage and facilitate the entire Product Life Cycle from strategic planning to operational activities.

2) Champion new Product innovation through a competitive view of the market, developments, and competitive activity.

3) Act as Project manager of assigned new and existing products through lifecycle ensuring any ad hoc issues are solved.

4) Develop and deliver a lifecycle for each product from start to finish giving regular updates to key stakeholders such as Sales, Licensing and Brokerage.

5) Develop and deliver product range updates for the Sales team.

6) Develop business cases for new product ranges including range proposals.

7) Conceptualise the development of new products in collaboration with the design team.

8) In collaboration with Procurement, source new suppliers and backups for new product range innovation specifications.

9) Ensure that the correct product spec for new lines are communicated, understood, and actioned by the supplier manufacturer.

10) Manage the testing and certification of products through the use of external testing agents / suppliers.

11) Define and deliver a preproduction / production (including samples) approval process for new or refreshed product in collaboration with Creative, Licensing and Sales for approval.

12) Lead the costing of each new product developed within the £'s margins required.

13) Champion live product data including the PDF

14) Any other Ad Hoc duties that may be required

Person specification

5+ years' experience in Product development & strategic planning

The ability to manage multiple fast paced projects & deadlines

Great Communication skills

Time and Project Management

Advance Excel and database management

Creative flair and a passion for product development