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Product Manager

Salary £28000 - £36000 per annum + car
Location Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00042923
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

Category Manager
£28k-£35k + car

I am currently working in Partnership with a market leader that are globally recognised for their quality of product and expertise in the industry.


The role is a newly developed role to support the Product Management and Supply Chain team. The purpose is to manage a particular product range; developing a thorough understanding of customer needs, staying at the forefront of the market, seeking out and investigating new innovative products and new sources of supply on a global scale, building strong supplier relationships, managing the full product life cycle to reach company targets and working with the wider marketing and sales team to ensure the range is delivered effectively to customers.

Develop a rolling 3 year category plan to ensure financial success of your category
Develop a thorough understanding of customer needs, and an awareness of future and current market trends to better tailor our proposition to the market
Develop and maintain market driven product ranges that are best in class and customer focussed, and meet agreed company targets for performance
Sourcing new suppliers and product
Proactively manage the product lifecycle from cradle to grave, to maximise sales and minimise risk/cost
Improving the innovative product offering to customers whilst reducing the product portfolio
Build strong relationships with suppliers to understand their full product offering and future innovations in order to select the products which support the strategy
Support the wider sales and marketing teams in the effective communication of your range to the market
Understand the product cost drivers, for both finished goods and components to allow for better negotiation and price points
Keeping abreast of legislative issues relating to your product and ensuring compliance
Deliver excellence for customer in all that you do
Global travel will be required

Experience Required
Previous experience in a similar position (Range Manager, Product Manger, Category Manager, Commodity Manager)
Strong product selection and sourcing experience with demonstrable strong sales results
Experience in managing a high volume of SKU's into multiple markets
Proven negotiation successes
Experience sourcing from a global supply base
Supplier evaluation on a global scale

Person specification
Able to communicate and present themselves well to a range of stakeholders
Desire to progress
Ability to engage and influence senior stakeholders
Intense focus on service and delivery to the customer
Take a proactive, positive approach to decision making and grasp opportunities
Show respect and consideration for colleagues
Able to work under pressure, autonomously with little supervision achieving consistent results
Creative and analytical thinker able to solve problems and able to propose new and different solutions to existing problems

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