Product Manager

Recruiter
Barna Shields Recruitment
Location
Southampton
Salary
£25000 per annum
Posted
14 Feb 2017
Closes
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Junior Product Manager to join a leading global company, working within the active lifestyle brand!

If you have a keen interest in fitness and/or have a passion for active lifestyle activities, have strong commercial acumen and experience working within a retail, FMCG, electronics or automotive industry, then this role could be for you.

Duties for the role include:
  • Support the UK&I plan for relevant product ranges and provide inputs to the UK Sales forecast, co-ordinating overall product lifecycle plans.
  • Manage the 12 month rolling roadmap for relevant products, pricing and other suggestions for lifecycle management; product information, stock availability and product roadmaps.
  • Collate, filter and propose new product ideas/improvements, evaluate new product concepts that are generated by engineering.
  • Product Marketing; Working with the product team, provide UK Marcoms team with consistent product marketing input that will effectively communicate products and influence advertising activity.
  • Trade show participation and other key activities during the life cycle of the product as required.
  • Work closely with the UK&I product team on short-term sales promotions for the product segment, ensuring activity does not compromise the longer-term product segment profitability and brand reputation.
  • Liaise with EMEA product marketing team and UK Marcoms team to provide product documentation, specifications sheets, sales presentations and localised packaging and other associated product material. Also required to support on the training presentations for the UK Field training teams and any other educational material required.
  • Act as the product evangelist for sales, trade marketing and PR, through feature presentations and user demonstrations as required.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree in Business/Marketing/Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Experience of the ‘product life cycle’
  • Confident presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisation and planning; can manage time and tasks
  • Thorough knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications 

If you are interested in the position, then either call us or e-mail your CV to the details provided.