Product Marketing Manager

Canon UK
08 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Known as Product Business Development Professional at Canon UK, this is an exciting role where an experienced product marketing individual can demonstrate their abilities and ownership of launching Consumable product range.

Individuals must have had previous product marketing experience and proven skills in owning and implementing product marketing plans.

The Consumables Product Marketing Manager - Consumer Electronics known internally as (Product Business Development Professional) is based at Canon UK, and responsible for the creation and implementation of the annual Product Strategy and Business Plan across the UK and Ireland.

Collaboration with Sales and Trade Marketing as well Product Management and Sales in Europe. The Product Manager is responsible for pricing, positioning and channel distribution through the life of the product from launch to EOL monitoring both the market trends and internal forecasting.

What we give

With Canon, you'll get the support and encouragement you need to grow, from people who share your ambition. We'll invest in your professional development to help you learn and progress in your role with us. You'll find leaders who give you the freedom to explore new things and a team where knowledge is shared openly. Using your product marketing skills in the development and execution of effective marketing plans, you’ll co-ordinate company and channel requirements to maximise sales opportunities consistently throughout the year. You’ll understand and appreciate the dynamics of product category and wider markets, to interpret trends and opportunities for growth.

You’ll communicate with Sales and Trade Marketing, in order to implement Business Plans. You’ll work with colleagues in European Head Office to understand and negotiate business opportunities. Liaison with Product Intelligence team to produce materials and training to support product launch, ranging and sell through. You’ll need to understand Canon segmentation and customer audiences to align product strategy. You’ll provide technical assistance with product positioning for budget and planning purposes.

Your career is important at Canon and we encourage you to own your career with the support and guidance of your manager.

What we ask

We need people who can achieve the exceptional by working collaboratively, who have the courage to risk new ways of doing things and the ability to see the world the way their customers see it. We're looking for creative problem-solvers like you, someone who can ensure Canon stays ahead in an ever-changing world.

Ideally you will be need to understand the consumer electronics/printing industry, but will consider those who have come from outside this sector. The role is also suitable for a Marketing Assistant who has managed a small portfolio of consumer electronic products and is seeking their next career role.
Those who have been on the Buyer side of consumer electronics and worked with Manufacturers on campaign marketing plans and are looking for a marketing role, will also be considered.
You will need to have a Degree in Marketing or marketing related discipline preferred.
Experience in Project Management.
Excellent commercial background possess and strong commercial acumen

Totally proficient in the use of software application packages, including email, spreadsheets (project planning), word processing, digital imaging and presentation software. General software, networking and computer hardware skills are essential. Excellent communicator, presenter, numerate and flexible.

Capable of continuously assimilating technical marketing and sales information through self-study to aid analysis and problem solving.
You’ll have excellent communication skills balanced with sound business acumen. Capable of creating exceptional business plans that clearly communicate the key message of the product group both internally and externally.
Individuals must have had previous product marketing experience and proven skills in owning and implementing product marketing plans, ideally from a consumer electronics background.

You will need

You will need to be commercially astute with strong business acumen and marketing skills. Developing your own skills set, you will aim to make a difference work towards helping grow the business through marketing. You need to be accountable and be able to negotiate and influence. This role encourages you to develop your skills, demonstrate a strong work ethic and be passionate about driving results. #LI-SNB

Further Information

Salary: Competitive + bonus

Location: Reigate, Surrey

Closing date: 20 March 2018 - please apply as possible

Key Benefits

25 days holiday

Company Pension Scheme

Life Cover for those in the Pension Scheme

Free Parking

Subsidised staff restaurant

Canon is enriching lives and businesses in incredible new ways. You can play a part in shaping the future of a company that’s strong, ambitious and considerate, where people do great things together. You can expect the exceptional and achieve the exceptional, with the world's best imaging company.

Expect the Exceptional.

Please note, once you have applied to this position, you will receive an automatic email with a link to our careers page. To be considered for this role, it is essential you follow the link and fill out our online application form

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