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Product Development Manager

Salary £25000.00 - £35000 per annum
Location Leicestershire,
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00073588
Published 3 months ago

Job Description

Macildowie are working with an established business based in Leicestershire who are looking to recruit a Product Development Manager.

Using your creative eye, the role is to manage, develop and rationalise our product portfolio with particular emphasis on the range. The role will include but not be limited to:

  • Communicating with internal departments and sites across the business for project coordination
  • Building relationships and networking with suppliers, artists and designers to support ongoing product development
  • Present confidently and understand the strategy and objectives of the business and its brands
  • Review and consider possible suggestions/requests for products from all sales channels
  • Implementation of product development including sourcing, packaging, samples etc.
  • Understand product specification and testing requirements needed for each product, using a hands-on approach to ensure products are approved in a timely manner
  • Understand and develop analytical data for product sales and performance in order to review product placement in the catalogue and make decisions on discontinued lines and NPD
  • Keeping up to date with market knowledge and competitor activities

The candidate:

  • Strong experience in product management and/or project management related activities
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially excel
  • Proved track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its life-cycle
  • Organised and analytical with good attention to detail
  • Creative and out of the box thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Experience within the education resource sector would be an advantage

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the region's premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at macildowie.com.

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