Product manager - Manufacturing - Swindon - £50k - benefits

ISL Recruitment
07 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Product Management
Location: Swindon
Salary: £40.000 - £50,000 + benefits

Please note you must have relevant lighting or at least electrical product experience from a manufacturing area to apply for this role.

Job Purpose

As a Product Manager you will lead the assigned portfolio on a global basis, driving business growth to maximise profitability in each of our global HUBs.

Defines and implements product strategies to achieve profit objectives leading the Product Portfolio from 'cradle to grave'.

Managing cross functionally for portfolio profitability and providing front-line product and application support to stakeholders.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

*Defines Product Strategy and New Product Development Roadmaps for assigned segment, working with Head of Product Design and Experience and in line with overall company strategy.
*Execution of strategy with active management of the product lifecycle, controlling SKU count and managing product performance against budget, with corrective tactical action.
*Preparation of market and product briefs, managing both the product development and launch process, for profitable growth.
*Maintains a detailed understanding of segment products, applications, competitors, products and lighting industry practices.
*Provides cross functional leadership for assigned category.
*Price: Key influencer in the preparation of price and 'pricing corridors' to maximise profitability of products within the category.
*Data: Maintains the Product Database for assigned products to ensure content accuracy to feed ERP and Marketing resources such as catalogues and websites.
*Marketing: Leadership of promotional materials, product packaging, labels and user instructions ensuring compliance with both corporate guidelines and legal requirements.
*Supply Chain: Work in close liaison with the supply chain team, giving guidance on product sales forecasting for the product category, ensuring inventory remains at acceptable levels and stock turn targets are achieved.
*Define and execute product improvements and value analysis.
*Management of internal and communications for product range, to ensure appropriate message dissemination through the "Aurora Times".
*Ability to support the sales force in front of the customer, to secure profitable business.
*Ability to plan present and implement training to ensure Aurora Group staff develop product and technical knowledge appropriate to role. As required deliver training for end customers.
*Achieve agreed budgeted financial and non-financial outcomes.
*At the time of product deletion, ensure final inventory sale and removal from marketing materials including the offering of substitutes/alternatives.
*Ensure all the activities within the product segment comply with relevant Acts, legal demands and Aurora Group ethical standards.
*Assist in ensuring the projection of the Company's brand and image is commensurate with brand strategy.
*Active participation in the company Product Management Network.

Qualifications & Experience

*Appropriate market experience, such as lighting or electrical products.
*A tertiary qualification in Lighting, Engineering, Marketing, Business or a similar discipline.
*Experience of project management: delivering projects across multiple disciplines.
*Ideally experience working within a design and manufacture environment.
*Robust technical knowledge of lighting products and product development.
*Relevant international experience, including Asian manufacturing, preferred.

To apply for this role please call Danielle Chapman on or email Danielle @

ISL (Incite Solutions Ltd) is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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