Category/Commercial/Business Manager - Beautiful FMCG Products

Recruiter
ADLIB Recruitment
Location
Bath, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
01 Aug 2019
Ref
1206373036
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Manage the Product Lifecycle of Beautiful Products.
  • Develop Premium Ranges.
  • Central Bath Location.
Here is a rare opportunity to join a high end creative business in Bath as their new Business Manager. Working with some exceptional products, brands and licenses, you will continually develop the core product offering, but will look to maximise opportunities with the current licensors and explore new line extension opportunities. The successful candidate is likely to come from a product management, category management or license management background.

What you'll be doing

This area of the business focuses on premium gift packaging with well-known designer licensors. With a couple of product launches each year, you will work on a product strategy with existing and new licenses, ensuring the range is fresh, premium and in line with market trends.

You will use your natural creativity to develop beautiful ranges, to select imagery, designs, colour, typography, and this extends to licensed gift cards as well as gift packaging but could also extend into well thought out other categories. Knowing what a good product looks like, and where it sits alongside other products, without cannibalising sales, in a market full of complexity is key to the success of this role.

A vital part of this role is relationship management, keeping the licensors happy, whilst ensuring the products being developed are relevant for this sector and release, true to the original concept and design, and commercial. There are strict deadlines to hit, critical paths to manage, and you will need to liaise regularly with internal stakeholders as much as the licensors.

As well as having a creative eye and understanding what a good product looks like, you will be highly commercial and will own the P&L. You will get involved in a lot of areas of the business, including forecasting, stock management, reorders, licensing agreements, budgets, pricing strategies and customer meetings and will also work with marketing on product launch strategies.

As part of a much wider group, there is an opportunity to license the in house designs into other categories and this is something you will explore alongside your other duties. This is a pivotal role for the business which requires exceptional communication skills, tact, persuasion, teamwork, creativity and a good head for numbers!

What experience you'll need to apply
  • Previous experience with product management
  • Ideally some experience within the gifting or licensing world
  • A creative eye with the ability to develop complimentary ranges
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Sensitivity and diplomatic skills are an absolute must!
  • Highly commercial and numerate
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage a critical path and hit deadlines
What you'll get in return for your talents

This is a role where you can take almost full ownership of this side of the business. You will work with exceptional, premium, and beautiful products, and you will make the ranges blossom, the offer develop and the sales grow. There is a competitive salary on offer (level depending on experience), a central Bath location and great colleagues, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

What next

If you think this could be a great next step for you, then apply now, or contact Chris (01179 269530) for more information.

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