Product Manager

Direct Personnel LTD
16 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is looking for a product manager to join their team working from their Stoke on Trent office.

My client are specialists in process water and wastewater solutions. As one of the leading water and wastewater treatment companies in the UK, they have over 80 years of experience in helping businesses of all sizes with water purification, industrial effluent and sustainable water saving needs. Their full range of services also includes mobile water treatment, water treatment chemicals, laboratory, healthcare and water recovery systems.

Where will I be working?
You will be based at their Stoke-on-Trent office.

What will I be doing?
The Product Manager is responsible for the entire product life cycle management of a given number of our products. You will manage the SSP (Standard Solutions Platform) products in line with market expectations and customers feedback (in cooperation with the Business Lines and VWT Marketing Strategy to lead the
standardisation process). You will be responsible for the whole design to cost process to secure the best competitiveness possible and the whole technical documentation attached to the product. You will lead the technical development when needed to improve the product portfolio, and prepare monthly reports on
activity progress.

Responsibilities will include;

Product coordination inside SSP, between SSP production and Technical Department and between the Business Unit and SSP
Promotion and training on the products for our customers and Business Units in cooperation with Aquademy and VWT Regions
Contact point for the business units and research centre if applicable. For general feed-back, technical assistance, return of experience, and product promotion
TPPs (Technical Project Proposal) execution and referenced for industrialisation when applicable
Support on quotation request and projects to check feasibility of a modified unit or bring design expertise to customer service
Technical documentation improvement for sales and technical documents to better inform our customers and for manufacturing units to ease production. As well as for design and development to deeply understand the technical aspects of the products
Maintenance & use of specific product System Design Programs for process
design, sizing and costing of products.

Data Management System handling (Aquapart)
Follow SSP internal rules with Sharepoint Templates (ECOs (Engineering Change Orders), Timesheets, Quality TD Instructions and records…)

Product cost control (BOM, competitiveness)
Manage and follow the TPP or development project budgets
Keep SSP products as competitive as possible, considering investments in new tools, or any innovative solution to keep cost low

Design products in accordance with safety rules
Prepare the CE marking file for the SSP products under your responsibility

Do I have what it takes?
Must have’s......
Qualified to degree level preferably with a relevant Engineering Degree or equivalent
Experience and skills in Process Water treatment (Chemical Process, Hydraulic, Mechanical resistance, Engineering)
Experience and interest for product management (Market understanding, Product Life Cycle, Standardization)
Experience of project management is desirable
The ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines is essential
Excellent communication skills with the ability to express information in a clear and concise manner
Lateral thinking in order to suggest and produce novel solutions to the challenges of developing new and improved standard solutions
Work must be consistently accurate, timely and complete with emphasis on ensuring that SSP maintains technological leadership with its standard solutions
Working knowledge of either French, German, Spanish or Mandarin would be desirable
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google would be desirable.
Ability to focus and retain analytical judgement under pressure of deadlines

What's in it for me?
A training and development plan will be designed for you as we want you to grow and develop within Veolia; this may include external run training as required for the role.
They offer the following benefits to name a few;
Competitive salary
25 days holiday plus 8 public holidays
Life Assurance
Pension Scheme
And also.....Group Income Protection, Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to work scheme, Travel Insurance, Health Screening, Health Cash Plan, Virgin Experience Days, Shopping discounts and much more (please be aware benefits are based on probation and length of service).

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