Product Line Manager

Recruiter
Norwich Engineering
Location
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Salary
45000.0000
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Closes
20 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are delighted to be recruiting for a dominant technology provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security technologies for critical and high-reliability applications. Markets span defence, aerospace, medical/industrial, and communications.

A global business based in Norfolk, our client is offering a salary of £45-£50k plus relocation assistance available to attract the best

The Product Line Manager is responsible for the management of the Product Life Cycle for a range of products within the portfolio.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for helping define long-range strategies consistent with business and corporate goals and objectives. These include, but are not limited to market, product and technology.
• To understand, articulate, and capture market trends opportunities and then translate them into requirements for new product development.
• To understand customer business needs, routes to market and how best the company can leverage those channels and opportunities.
• To create business plans and documentation to launch plans for future products
• To maximise profitability of company products, and be responsible for delivering profitability in line with strategic and operational targets.
• Manage the product life cycle and recommendations for product deletions
• Help to define product pricing strategies, ensuring future costs and pricing meet market and internal margin demands. Responsible for the accuracy/validity of cost models, and sets costs targets of products and projects.
• Look for continuous reductions in product costs taking into account relevant manufacturing and other overhead costs.
• Monitor to ensure all products and projects continue to meet the set objectives, taking correction actions as required.
• Ensure all products comply with relevant standards/legislation in all markets and be aware of changes that may impact the product portfolio.
• Be aware of taxes in all markets be aware of changes in legislation that may impact the product portfolio.
• Work with marketing to develop marketing and communication strategies and documentation including data sheets

OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Analyse potential partner and distribution relationships for the product line
• Contribute to the development of training tools for the Sales Team
• Work with the wider company team in the development of new products

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• HNC/HND or Degree in Engineering or Electronics
• Experience in product line management
• Experience in all product planning and project management activities including generation planning and pricing analysis

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Ability to travel 25% of the time.
• Web analytics experience advantageous

DESIRED EXPERIENCES:
• Product experience with a particular sensitivity to scheduling
• Financial and Commercial awareness with understanding of cost structures and basic knowledge of cost accounting principals
• Good written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Strong organizational skills; ability to manage diverse projects with different deadlines and priorities
• Strong intellect and awareness of the business environment
• Exhibit a sense of urgency and independent initiative toward accomplishing objectives
• Possess strong analytical and technical skill base
• Strong leadership skills and ability to lead and work within cross-functional teams
• Ability to work with and provide insight to management team
• Knowledge of electronics advantageous
• Understanding of Web Analytics an advantage

If this opportunity sounds like a perfect match for your next move, please call Stuart Kenrick on 01603-616190 or email your CV to stuart.kenrick@reedglobal.com

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