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Product Marketing Manager

Employer
Weber
Location
Bedfordshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Feb 2021

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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Product Marketing Manager - Saint-Gobain Weber - Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

Weber are part of Saint-Gobain - Winners of 'TOP EMPLOYER UK AND GLOBAL' four years running! (Apply online only)) and Weber are Winners of the Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Benefits (Small Employer category) Employee Benefit Awards (2019.)

Weber is the UK's leading manufacturer of innovative and high-performance construction mortars such as renders, tile fixing products, floor screeds and technical mortars.

At our site in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, you'll join a friendly and supportive company which will provide you with everything you need to progress in your chosen career.

Your role as Product Marketing Manager is to manage the product portfolio, setting the product road map and developing and implementing successful product marketing strategies for the facades product category. Not only are you responsible for traditional product management but you will also be involved in marketing activities to bring the product to market and to promote it.

As Product Marketing Manager you will be proactive; able to manage multiple priorities, be inquisitive to learn about our products, our customers and the market in order to problem solve, and use this knowledge to enhance our product offer. You will communicate effectively with customers, Marketing Communications and the Commercial team to improve category performance. You will plan and develop product marketing strategies, coming up with ideas to better the category offering and performance.

What you'll be doing in this role:

Safety:

You will take personal responsibility for own and team/environment safety, promoting safe working practices to keep everyone healthy and safe. If It Is Not Safe, It Is Not Weber.Category Management:

Manage the product portfolio throughout all stages of the product lifecycle.
Define product strategy to ensure that the business has the correct mix of profitable products and services that meet market needs.Product Marketing:

Develop and implements marketing strategies to correctly position and launch products to the right target audiences
Translate strategies into clear campaign briefs with detailed KPI's for the Marketing Communications and Commercial teams
Work with communications to create materials that highlight product features and benefits to the customer
Translate product features into benefits for the end user and empowers the sales team with clear value propositions.
Map out the buying process, user journeys and develop personas for each customer typeCustomer Understanding:

Cultivate an understanding of what appeals to customers and what represents value to them to develop a compelling product offer
Conduct regular customer researchMarketing Understanding & Insight:

Research and understand competitor and market trends to determine product strategies and identify opportunities for NPD.
Market segmentation and targeting
Anticipate future trends, suggest new products and develop a business case for their introductionAnalysis & Reporting:

Use data analysis skills to produce business cases, forecasts and review product performance
Regularity analyse and report on category and individual product performanceNPD Project Management:

Manage and co-ordinate NPD across departments, ensuring buy-in and timely, successful and profitable product launches
Project manage the NPD process using a stage and gate process
Track NPD sales and develop plans to ensure target are reachedIn addition to the Saint-Gobain Attitudes mentioned above, suitability for the role is key. In order to be successful in this role, you should have:

Education:

GCSEs & A Levels (Essential)

Degree in business or marketing (Desirable)

CIM qualification (Desirable)

Experience:

Strategic marketing

Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager

Project Management

Data analysis and insights

Construction industry experience is highly desirable

Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first - the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Weber, this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our ambition as a business:

At Saint-Gobain, our purpose is to 'Make the world a better home'. We are both manufacturers and distributors. Together with and for our customers, we design materials and solutions that have a positive impact on everyone's life and provide well-being, quality of life and performance, while caring for the planet. Our materials can be found everywhere in our living places and daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications.

We also offer some fantastic benefits, including:

Competitive Salary
Company Car
Excellent Retirement Savings Plan with additional Life Cover
Employee Recognition Scheme - Recognise & Reward
Wellbeing programme including on site Gym at Flitwick (temporarily closed)
33 days' holiday (including bank holidays), rising to 34 days at five years' service.
Staff discounts on all UK Saint-Gobain brands such as Jewson, British Gypsum, Gibbs & Dandy, Graham, and many more (including Weber)!
Subsidized dining facilities at Flitwick (temporarily closed)
Discounts on high street, health and wellbeing products, leisure activities and various other benefits If you're up for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you!

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can't guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen
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