Product Manager (reporting to the Product Director)
A 40-year old market leading group, specialising in hydroponic systems with in-house vacuum forming, metal fabrication and nutrient manufacturing. Brand owners and distributors with ambitious plans for growth, we are looking to expand the Product Department, whose remit it is to drive the business with market-led, competitive, compliant and profitable products.The RoleThe department operates across the group.While the focus is business to business hydroponics and all associated products, there is also involvement with aquatics, business to consumer horticulture and OEM vacuum forming and metal fabrication.The position will involve understanding the market and segment, accumulating customer and competitor insight to establish yourself as the ‘expert’ across an assortment of categories. Based on your market knowledge, you will need to have initiative and take ownership on NPD and EPD, creating sound business cases.You will be required to work inter-departmentally to drive NPI of live projects meeting agreed deadlines and budgets, while managing key priorities.Delivering successful product solutions by sourcing, negotiating and fostering strong business relationships will be key.As an ‘expert’ you will also be required to offer training, education and technical support at colleague and customer level.The PersonThe role is varied and fast-paced. It will suit a self-starter with several years product management/development experience and an appetite for detail, technical products and problem solving.You need to be commercially astute, driven and possess an ability to see the full picture. You should enjoy spending time in the market with excellent communication skills and the flexibility to travel when required.
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