Product Manager

Reed Marketing & Creative
08 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
environmentally friendly timbers. circa £35 million turnover, family owned traditional business. team of 3 product marketers and sales team.

I’m working with a multimillion pound turnover business that are looking to bring in a talented, technically minded product manager to their team to oversee the vast product category.

As Product Manager, you will be the owner of market data information, mapping their products against key competitors, identifying ways to differentiate products. Following the new product development process, trade and consumer research will be required in order to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the marketplace.

Main duties include:

• Signing off specification for new products.
• Product quality improvements.
• Explore new ways of improving products as a way of increasing profitability.
• Identify and present creative and innovative product solutions.
• Monitor and analyse competitor products.
• Updating product specification sheets and keeping a library of technical drawings.
• Coordinate product launches with the marketing team.
• Ensuring marketing material communicates the key technical details of the product.
• Creating and developing a long term plan and strategy for development of the product categories.
• Becoming a leader in category ranging, pricing and promotions across customer channels
• Leading category management projects to optimise ranges and related merchandising
• Provide regular category and market updates to stakeholders, highlighting key insights and actions.
• Manage supplier and internal group relationships
• Lead project teams including sales management, stock control and marketing to gain absolute alignment across development areas and campaigns
Key skills required:

• Have a proven track with product and category development
• Ability to work with and engage with multiple stakeholders
• Confident, dynamic, ambitious and creative
• Able to act quickly on new ideas
• Educated to degree level in a relevant marketing subject
• Strong analytical and project management skills
• Keen eye for detail and working to deadlines, in a fast-moving environment
• Confident and dynamic personality

If this sounds like the perfect role for you then please do apply today!

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