Product Manager

Recruiter
WRUK Ltd
Location
Portsmouth
Posted
03 Jul 2018
Closes
30 Aug 2018
Product Manager For 70 years my client has proudly designed and manufactured cutting edge, stylish, high quality industry leading products. They currently seek a Product Manager to support the Marketing Manager in defining competitive product specifications, working with cross functional teams in the delivery of projects. The role involves working with members of the New Product Development project team in the UK and Asia to ensure projects are delivered on time, to cost and specification. You will champion the voice of the consumer during the product development process. You will have input into a robust product plan including specification, target pricing, target costs, required timeline, market share target, design brief etc. You will need to maintain an in-depth understanding of products lines, key competitors and end user needs within each product category managed. Benefits include a competitive salary, bonus, healthcare, 25 days annual holiday, fantastic company pension scheme plus a host of excellent employee benefits. (all pro rata) Main Responsibilities: Works independently interpreting a variety of commercial and consumer data sources to recommend a strategic product roadmap Define the product specification Lead cross functional teams in the delivery of new products Define solutions to complex commercial and product specific challenges Analyse the markets/trends and understand the consumer requirements Review sales performance and forecast to ensure the product specification is valid Communicate/present new product project updates with justifications to the global marketing and commercial functions at NPD meetings, Commercial meetings and Induction sessions Create product stories and brief agencies appropriately in order to communicate effectively the key consumer messages on packaging/POS/Digital media Trains and mentors junior team members Qualifications & Experience: Qualified to degree level in business related degree Competent and confident presentation skills to all levels and to large groups Attention to detail Competent in Microsoft applications (e.g. PowerPoint/Excel) Ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams and under own initiative Results driven Can-do approach Committed to providing high levels of customer service Resilient and tenacious Willingness to travel Working knowledge of digital channel Some previous exposure to international business would be an advantage Full UK Driving licence (not essential) This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/82176132

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