Associate Product Manager

Recruiter
Surtio
Location
Bath, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Jul 2019
Closes
27 Jul 2019
Ref
1211849003
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is a contract furniture manufacturer. They are looking to employ an Associate Product Manager to develop and implement product management activities to provide optimum sales and profits.

Job Summary:

Assists with a specified product line(s) by developing, implementing, and managing product management activities to provide optimum sales and profits. Compiles and evaluates research on assigned product line(s) to establish management strategies. Assists with new product introductions, market analysis, pricing, profit plans, marketing launch plans and the creation of marketing assets. The role covers the same basic activities and responsibilities as a Product Manager and is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain experience and develop in a cross-functional team.
  • Defines market opportunities, determined by an analytical assessment. Translates the market need into a product specific criterion and supports the product development and commercialization process with various product management tactics
  • Provides market driven input to individual product plans and strategy
  • Regularly monitor and analyse data pertaining to product or category metrics, programs, and competitive markets to provide insights, observations, and recommendations to obtain goals
  • Creation of vocabulary, including defining item logic, code creation and brief data creation, whilst ensuring a user-friendly interface outcome
  • Develops necessary analysis to determine pricing and discounting strategy to provide greatest financial performance.
  • Provides direction and recommendations in support of data management system functionality and usage
  • Co-creating marketing assets, key messaging, features and benefits
  • Project managing the market launch process of assigned projects
  • Manages marketing and design resources, activities and infrastructure to deliver the agreed product marketing objectives
  • Creates necessary product sales support and training information including product feature summaries, competitive evaluations and pricing comparisons
  • Good interpersonal skills. Able to work within multi-disciplinary teams of people on development, cost-saving, marketing and product enhancement projects

Candidate Profile:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or Interior Design
  • 2+ years of experience in product management / product marketing or related experience
  • Contract furniture of capital goods marketing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD/Revit is preferable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent and rigorous planner
  • Understanding of full marketing mix, with proven practical experience
  • Highly competent with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Comfortable working as part of a team of professionals
  • Able to manage multiple projects and prioritise
  • Can prepare written information in a manner appropriate to purpose, situation and audience
  • Able to articulate own thoughts clearly and persuade others
  • Able to lead decision making meetings without the formal structural authority
  • Able to contribute to strategic direction/development
  • Able to complete regular tactical tasks with accuracy and timeliness
  • Experience of B2B marketing and ideally channel marketing
  • Understands the company's marketplace and customer base
  • Be flexible over working hours and be prepared to travel occasionally
  • Is inquisitive
  • Thinks logically and conceptually
  • Has confidence and presence to command attention and respect outside own department
  • Willing to accept challenges, make decisions and take responsibility for results
  • Has patience and persistence to work through temporary set-backs or rejection

Package:
  • Salary of £30,000 (dependent on experience)

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