Senior Product Manager

Recruiter
Kerr Recruitment
Location
Manchester
Posted
14 Feb 2018
Closes
07 Mar 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Senior Product Manager

Manchester

£35K - £45K + Benefits

Full-Time Monday to Friday - Permanent

Our client, a well established and successful workwear company is looking for an experienced senior product manager to join their Manchester offices.

Key Tasks

  • To be the CEO of a specific range(s) of products.
  • To research, design, create, develop, deliver and continue to manage products within an assigned product category to meet the company's core value proposition and objectives.
  • To achieve range growth targets and vitality KPIs as set out by the Board of Directors
  • To train and mentor more junior staff both in their assigned category and any other categories as required.
  • To take a role in the overall design selection and direction of ranges both in their assigned category and any other categories as required.
  • Be the main point of contact for customers and sales team in regard to product presentations and visits.
  • Research and develop commercial products for specified target markets
  • Create conceptual mood boards, colour sketches and drawings of product designs.
  • Calculate costs of new products using benchmarking.
  • Be knowledgeable of target market selling prices and manage the creation of proto-type samples.
  • Present ideas and products to senior management and sales representatives and make recommendations for the final selection of new products.
  • Work with sales team on customer special orders and give these priority at all times
  • Create detailed technical measurement and construction specifications.
  • Arrange photography sessions of chosen product and write marketing text for the sales brochure.
  • Train and supervise junior staff on a variety of duties associated with product development.
  • Partner with team members at all production bases to create accurate samples and bulk production.
  • Inspect and fit pre-production and production samples to make sure all products are made correctly within production deadlines.
  • Communicate with overseas suppliers to identify and solve problems before they impact on production.
  • Monitor and track production until it is delivered to the warehouse.
  • Quality check random production samples at the warehouse.
  • Analyse sales data and make recommendations for future purchasing of product.
  • Communicate with sales representatives and customers on technical questions related to products.
  • Attend trade fairs, educational seminars and courses.
  • Visit customers and undertake sales trips as necessary.
  • Work with test houses to ensure product is certified to relevant norms correctly

Key skills

  • 4 years minimum of experience within workwear or outdoor clothing industry.
  • 3rd level qualification in Garment Design is ESSENTIAL.
  • Good business acumen with the ability to assimilate and absorb a variety of product information.
  • Multitasking and strong attention to details.
  • Being targets and result driven.

Please note:

  • If you have not been contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion.
  • We accept spontaneous applications via email - do not hesitate to send us your CV, stating what kind of role you would be looking for.
  • Please do not hesitate to regularly have a look at the Kerr Recruitment website for an overview of all our vacancies.

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