Product Manager

11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Ferrero is the world’s third largest confectionary company and a major player within the FMCG space. Home of leading brands like Rocher, Nutella, Kinder, Tic Tac, Thorntons and many other iconic products. As a global employer, Ferrero is able to offer you an international career path characterized by daily professional challenges. As a world leader in the chocolate confectionery sector, we create enthusiasm among our customers and consumers through quality, innovation and passion. Ferrero’s values have helped to make our products loved by millions. Today, together with 34,000 employees working in multiple offices and 20+ Plants around the world, we work to maintain these values as high as ever. With the recent acquisition of Thorntons, one of Britain’s best loved brands, together we are looking forward to a successful future.

Here at the Alfreton Plant, our Product Development team play a pivotal role in driving forward the conception and delivery of our extensive delicious ranges. We’ currently have opportunities available on both a permanent and fixed term basis for a commercially focused, financially astute Product Manager with a passion for quality and unstoppable drive for perfection. You’ll be delivering growth of net sales and margin through development and delivery of a designated product group in line with agreed strategy, with responsibility for implementation across all channels.

Your responsibilities will include:

Driving the development & delivery of multiple NPD and EPD projects from concept to launch via cross-functional teamsEnsuring on time delivery within cost target, meeting customer needs and business targets (margin, creativity and quality) to deliver business budgeted sales & margin growth aspirations.Implementing an approved product strategy consistent with agreed business vision & targets, including leading key cross functional project meetings, project approval meetings and ongoing stakeholder management, communicating risks.Nurturing strong commercial relationships & influence key stakeholders within Thorntons and Ferrero through high levels of responsiveness, project delivery & product knowledge.Clear and effective communication of project details via HALO to ensure accuracy of key systems.Efficient and accurate cost control of origination budget.

We’re looking for a highly adaptable project management specialist with exceptional analytical skills, a keen eye for detail, and a proven track record of managing multiple cross-functional projects. Ideally you’ll hold a CIM or Project Management qualification, or equivalent experience from a FMCG/Food Manufacturing creative and customer focused NPD background. As well as strong technical capabilities we’re also looking for fantastic communication skills – you’ll be an influencer and a leader, an initiator and a motivator, comfortable with delivering at all levels and championing best practice across the business. This is a chance to join the Ferrero family in a period of signification investment, innovation and change – get in touch to find out more!

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