Product Manager - Yorkshire
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 a new role into their Product Marketing team.
MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
·Deliver current and future sustainable technical 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 and monitor sales, profit and margin for designated product groups against agreed targets
·Lead 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 Branding guidelines.
·Develop a detailed understanding of the changing market place through close relationships with sales teams, customers and the market
·Provide range and category management to key customers
·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 commercial awareness 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
·Seek to improve the efficiencies of the business
·Support the sales teams with customer presentations, visits and training
·Assist with exhibitions and trade shows
·Produce monthly reports to monitor performance and progress
·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
KEY COMPETENCIES / ATTRIBUTES
·Educated to degree standard or equivalent
·Minimum 3 years' experience in a consumer marketing/product management environment, with experience of supplying into the retail channels.
·Competence in Microsoft Office
·Good analytical skills
·Good communication skills at all levels
This Product Manager job is commutable of Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Halifax
MET Marketing are acting as an employment agency in relation to this Marketing vacancy.
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