Product Manager - Office

Up to £45,000 per annum
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Antalis is the market leading distributor of Packaging, Paper and Digital products. This is a great opportunity to join an innovative company who puts the customer at the heart of everything we do. Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum (depending on experience) Due to an internal promotion we are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join our Marketing team in the Office channel to help us to develop and improve the performance of this portfolio in line with the Office channel objectives and the overall business strategy. This role, which reports the Head of Channel, will work closely with the Sales, Marketing and Purchasing teams to manage and further develop a comprehensive and profitable product offer that helps retain Antalis' position as a leader in office and digital printing papers in the UK and Ireland. The ideal candidate should have proven experience of category and customer marketing management principles and execution. It is key that you have a robust understanding of UK trade across channels and proven experience in developing and executing merchandising and category recommendations in multiple customers or channels. Experience in the Paper industry and UK Retail Trade across channels would be advantageous. With excellent team working skills, self-motivation and a strong eye for detail, you should also be extremely commercial and have the ability to build a winning product proposition including pricing and feature analysis; utilising market and sales insight. Key responsibilities: Provide insight on market size and opportunities for the product offer through a thorough understanding of the key influencing factors and adapting our product offer to the meet the needs of our key sub channels. Maximise our product profitability and availability through implementing robust lifecycle management processes (i.e. new product development and GTM plans, cost-effective stock locations/delivery route to customer, working capital, stock turn and end of life) Monitor and maintain all product content (specifications, marketing text, images)for the packaging product portfolio for appropriate use in sales tools, marketing & promotional communication, Antalis and customer website(s), e-commerce platforms and internal communication. Working with the Marketing Managers to deliver a product marketing plan with measurable activity focusing on communicating aligned and consistent USP's and messages with clear differentiation between Good, Better and Best products. Work closely with the sales teams (including sales advisor teams) to provide support, development of sales tools and deliver product training as required. Effectively interpret all available industry, product, customer and supplier data turning it into actionable insights that are communicated regularly to the business (sales, customers, management, etc.) e.g. Range health checks, range reviews, promotional analysis and sales fundamentals. This is a permanent role based at our Head Office in Coalville, Leicestershire with free parking provided. A range of benefits are also available such as a company contributory pension, flexible holidays, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme.
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