Job Title: Assistant Product Manager
Location: Maidenhead, Henley, Staines, Slough, Berkshire,
Salary: Up to £24,500 plus bonus and benefits
Evolve Recruitment are currently looking for an Assistant Product Manager to join a busy and ever- expanding team. The Assistant Product Manager will be responsible for all aspects of Product Development & Product Marketing for this organisation's garden brands within its territory of Europe, Middle East & Africa.
The Assistant Product Manager will be working within the Product Management Team and become responsible for supporting and delivering the product strategy
To become the expert in your product categories, (through use, reviews with the technical team and demonstration), define new versions and new products for the successful timely launches across EMEA
As Assistant Product Manager, you will support in building a rolling 3-year road map for given categories
Overseeing the efficient launch of new products with an emphasis on SKU control, managing variations for markets and retailers, through an effective phase in and out processes.
Landscaping will be a key part of the Assistant Product Manager role; this will include market & customer profiling to allow a clear understanding of product & category trends across Europe
Defining product features & specifications required on future product launches
Executing product launches through the business within a timely manner
Focus on KPI's including production dates and product detail such as manuals, packaging, decals,
Communication of product schedules to the regions alongside monitoring the performance of the product streams against given targets
Working with the Brand & Communication team on launch packs, merchandising & marketing materials to support your products
Customer visits to gain market knowledge, as well as Manufacturing site visits to monitor progress on production launches
The Assistant Product Manager will need a minimum of 6 months experience in product management and / or sales & marketing
Marketing/Business bachelor's degree is preferable, but not essential
Knowledge of or an ability to learn about basic manufacturing processes and key product technologies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills is key for the Assistant Product Manager role.
Excellent presentation skills, both oral and visual
A solid working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint.
The ability to identify areas for improvements to working practice, and to drive process change.
To be willing to travel for 2-4 weeks per year.
A second European language, particularly German, Swedish or French would be of benefit but is not essential
If you feel you have the right skills and experience for the Assistant Product Manager position, please apply to Evolve Recruitment, Kingston upon Thames today