Head of Retail Product Management - Yorkshire

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  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
  • Ref No: MZ0617
  • Date: 21/09/2015

This company is a leading brand and market leader in their industry. A niche consumer durables business they supply into a number of different retail channels. Award winning new product innovation and marketing have contributed to double digit annual turnover and profits growth over the last five years and has given them an enviable reputation in their key market sectors.
As a result of this growth they are now looking to recruit someone to Head their Retail Product Marketing team.

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
·Deliver current and future sustainable Retail product groups that exceed expectations within the agreed company strategy
·Be responsible for the overall performance of all products within designated product groups.
·To develop with the Business Units strategic marketing plans for product groups, in-line with corporate strategy; identifying new business opportunities and investments
·Manage a team of Product Managers to achieve the objectives set by the business


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

·Manage and monitor sales, profit and margin for designated product groups against agreed targets
·Lead and monitor the process to Identify, research, develop and launch new products within agreed centres of excellence
·Enhance new or existing products through design or the redesign of products and/or packaging, in line with company brand guidelines.
·Develop a understanding of the changing market place through close relationships with sales teams, customers and the market
·Provide range and category management to key customers
·Have a sound understanding of retail merchandising and its supporting software and systems.
·Provide technical, legal, data and general product information as required
·In cooperation with Marketing Services, prepare literature, customer support materials and training for product groups
·Have a sound understanding of the performance of the business and its product groups
·Seek to reduce costs to obtain "value for money" and improve margin, in conjunction with the purchasing dept in line with budget
·Support the members of the Retail Product team to the achieve their objectives by giving them the training, tools and opportunities to do a better job
·Ensure controlled, prudent control of expenditure to achieve a maximum return.
·Set and monitor departmental objectives within the company strategy and communicate these to Retail Product team


Other Responsibilities

·Support the sale teams with customer presentations, visits and training
·Assist with exhibitions and trade shows
·Produce monthly reports to monitor performance and progress
·Attend management meetings to have an input in the efficient operation of the business
·Travel to Far East and Europe as and when required, including liaison with suppliers of existing products and prospective new suppliers, and attending trade shows.



THE PERSON

·Educated to degree standard or equivalent
·Minimum 5 years experience in a retail marketing/product management environment.
·Competence in Microsoft Office
·Good analytical and attention to detail skills
·Good communication and relationship building skills
·Creativity and flair
·Experience of managing a team

This Head of Product Management job is commutable of Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Halifax
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