Assistant Product Manager / Junior Product Lead

07 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Product Manager / Junior Product Lead

We want to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone.

The Range function is set up to design, develop and edit a unique and unified, coordinated range of solutions that help millions of people to improve their home inside and out. Our Range team work with Group Insights to understand our customers and how they live, as well as researching markets, locations and emerging trends. This helps us to build our ranges by focusing on meeting customer needs and simplifying our offer to avoid duplication and complexity.

We develop the unique brands, managing everything from design to packaging and strategy. The solutions are high quality, low cost and long-lasting. They are easy to build and install and combine sustainable choices with best economics possible.

Position: Junior Product Lead
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £Competitive

About the role:

We are looking for a Junior Product Lead to join our team! As a Junior Product Lead, you will help build a unique and competitive offer range aligned with our business strategy. You'll be supporting the range creation and implementation for a specific category which will be sold in each of our six operating companies across nine countries in Europe.

There's enormous potential for innovation and development within this role and we're looking for someone up for a challenge. Someone from a Junior Buying / Buying background will certainly thrive in this role, but don't be mistaken, what we're doing is different and exciting! The role of a Junior Product Lead supports the Product Lead in the delivery of the business strategy via the end to end ownership of the range creation, management and delivery.

Be assured no day will be the same but if we were to detail what some of your accountabilities will be, it looks something like this. Helping to define and interpret customer insight requirements across all of our locations working with the Product Leads. You will also use insights to create and maintain a completing and unique range that is relevant to the business strategy and will work with a cross functional expert team including designers, engineers, quality, brand etc. Where required you will work with local market teams and contribute to strong working relationships and attend relevant exhibitions. This is a brief insight into what will be a fulfilling and exciting role, contributing to one of the largest transformations to take place within a multi-national retailer.

About you:

We're looking for people who want to accelerate their career within product development but specifically for individuals that are passionate about products that will enhance customer's lives. To be successful as a Junior Product Lead you will ideally be experienced in a retail environment and / or a large retailer.

Additionally you will have the ability to interpret and analyse data and customer insights and build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will need to be a strong and confident communicator with fluent business English and use these skills to support with project management.

You may have experience of the following: Junior Product Lead, Assistant Category Manager, Assistant Product Manager, Category Controller, Category Manager, Assistant Category Controller, Buyer, Buying Assistant, Assistant Merchandiser, Assistant Buyer, Procurement Manager, Junior Buyer, Category Assistant, Category Specialist, Product Manager, Purchasing Manager, Category Associate, Procurement Consultant, Procurement Specialist, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
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