Junior Product Manager

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Location
Manchester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Jul 2019
Closes
01 Aug 2019
Ref
1203818028
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Summary of the role:

To develop a competitive Own Brand product assortment across a range of technologies core to the divisional product strategy.

Create a product sourcing roadmap (NPI strategy) in line with all stakeholder businesses to drive market share and margin growth.

Browse existing assortment and monitor markets and technologies, establishing own brand opportunities for own brand products.

Drive supplier selection and commercial negotiations.

Own product lifecycle from introduction through to end of life, ensuring necessary actions to maintain product compliance and replace obsolete products are implemented.

Shared responsibility for the sales, margin and inventory performance of the assigned technologies.

Tasks/Responsibilities:

Product sourcing (mainly Asia) in collaboration with our Chinese subsidiary, following the defined sourcing process and in line with the own brand strategy.

Responsible for the planning, sourcing and the product lifecycle management of the assigned product categories Analyse product assortments of each of the TeCo businesses and present product recommendations to replace or complement existing assortment with own brand products.

Define the initial order quantity in alignment with the PM's of all TeCo businesses, recommend the right stock levels for each business and set up product distribution (intercompany).

Marketing: Coordinate product branding and provide marketing material to all TeCo businesses.

Ensures product compliance in collaboration with Q&L.

Provide businesses with fit-for-purpose product data and images for relevant products.

Pricing: define price structure for NPI, ensure price competitiveness by benchmarking against competition and providing competitive intelligence to the Pricing Team.

Create cross-reference list to A-brands and competitors own brand on a product level.

Education:

Degree in a relevant technical area (electrical engineering etc.)

Knowledge/Experience:

Level of relevant (technical) product and market knowledge in any or all of the following: Electromechanical components, Automation, Test & Measurement devices, Single-Board computing (essential).

Understanding of modern digital marketing techniques (desirable)
Proficient in the use of ERP systems and MS Office, especially Excel and Powerpoint (desirable).

Personal Competencies:

Commercial market awareness and ability to see and act upon market trend indicators.
Strong verbal and written communication (internal and external).

Ability to influence and persuade others (internal and external).

Team player with a can do attitude.

Analytical skills to evaluate performance and interpret results.

Adaptable with a focus on self-development.

What we Offer:
  • City centre location with excellent transport links
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours with the option to work from home
  • Company paid benefits including life assurance, income protection, private medical insurance, pension, etc.
  • Optional benefits including cycle to work scheme, well-being treatments, restaurant card, activity pass, gym discounts, etc.

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