Product Line Manager

Norwich Engineering
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
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.

• 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

• 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

• 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

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

• 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

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