Assistant Product Manager

Recruiter
Selective Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Location
Abingdon
Salary
£28000 - £30000/annum 1k bonus & benefits
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Closes
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We're working with a well-established company to recruit a driven and enthusiastic candidate looking for a challenging role and increased responsibility as an Assistant Product Manager.

You will be an analytical and methodical team player, with the excellent problem solving skills and the ability to analyse business or technical problems.

In this role the hours are flexible and will include out of hours working including occasional overnight stops and overseas travel. You will also be expected to attend customer events when necessary.

Offer package;
Role: Assistant Product Manager
Duration: Permanent
Location: Abingdon
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm or 9:00am - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience) + annual bonus
Benefits: 25 days' annual leave
Pension contribution from employer 5% of salary
Income protection scheme
Death in service 4 x salary
Staff discount on the purchase of company products

Primary duties:
* Responsible for the development of company products
* Product support for Channel Managers and liaison with the UK Sales team as required
* Liaison with the Italian Product Managers as required, with occasional face-to-face visits
* Maintenance of the New Products Development calendar
* Building up market vision (understand the brand, product requirements, pricing and competition in detail), carrying out market research & recommending price positioning
* Product feature expert (knowledge of the products and the features they offer), with occasional involvement with product training and testing
* Sales analysis and monthly reporting on products categories
* Management of samples as required
* Product email inbox support
* Assist the Production Planner in forecasting new lines, or key products in promotional periods
* Assistance with customer range reviews and customer "Request for Quotation" (RFQ)
* Involvement with the phase-in and phase-out of products - introducing new products to the team and wider business via launch package (number of methods including making presentations etc.)
* Involvement with product quality issues - liaison with other teams isolating stock, liaison with IT team and Ops Support, moving stock back to supplier, etc.
* Provide cover and support for both Head of Department, and team when required
* Product set up & maintenance on operational (stock & invoicing)
* Use of PowerPoint & Excel

The ideal candidate will have:
* Previous experience with a Product Management or a similar position
* Educated to GCSE Grade C Level Maths and English or equivalent
* Analytical and with a curious nature
* Competent user of MS Office packages, especially Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
* Must be capable of communicating and negotiating effectively
* Ability to work on own or as a team
* Outgoing and confident
* Good communicator
* Approachable, enthusiastic & self-motivated
* Organised
* Precise with good attention to detail
* Ability to stay calm when under stress
* Holds a Full UK Driving Licence (desirable)
* Previous experience in using SAP software (desirable)
If you are interested in the Assistant Product Manager vacancy above and believe you have the suitable skills and experience to be considered, then please apply.

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back from us within four days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application. Please continue to visit the website for other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job