Product Manager - Yorkshire
MET are delighted to be the exclusive recruitment partner for this leading manufacturer in the KBB industry. A key player in this market with a long heritage of producing quality products across both the retail and contract markets they are now looking to grow their marketing department with the recruitment of 2 Product Managers. One role will focus on the retail market and the other will focus on the contract market.
The principle job purpose of this position will be to ensure the effective management of your product range life cycle, from strategic planning of product development, through to implementation of tactical launch and communication activities.
·Conduct sales analysis across existing ranges and propose appropriate NPD activities
·Review competitors ranges and propose appropriate NPD activities
·Meet with customers and seek to understand their existing and future needs, suggest appropriate NPD activities.
·Meet with key suppliers to understand their offers and broad capabilities
·Visits to suppliers / clients / distributors / exhibitions
·Analyse potential partnership relationships for the product range
·Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with key internal team members as well as suppliers ensuring commitment to timely project development.
·Plan, develop and execute product launches and communication campaigns to maximize product awareness, early sales success, and market share gain.
·Manage the creation of new photography and the design, production and print of new and existing literature.
·Manage the entire communications plan including planning, production and distribution of direct mail, e-mail, social media, sales briefs, PR and advertising and events.
·Ensure close effective working relations with the outsourced Marketing services for effective local and national marketing campaigns, accuracy of promotional information including catalogue / brochure / web.
·Arrange samples/POS and other launch support requirement
·Review market product awareness
·Work with the Sales Team/key customers to increase new product sales and margin.
·Take an active role in the organisation and planning of Trade Shows / Exhibitions.
·Attend Trade Shows and perform product demos to customers
§Previous experience in Marketing / Product Management role
§Previous experience of similar or related product ranges would be advantageous
§Ability to communicate and work well with Senior Management and in an organisation with diverse customer types, teams and functions
§Excellent communication / interpersonal skills to interact successfully at all levels
§Self-confident with ability to adjust to fast changing business conditions
§Result oriented / Target driven
§Self-motivated and enthusiastic
§A good organiser with the ability to work under pressure
§Persuasive with good negotiating skills
§Able to work creatively, on initiative and make sound decisions
§Some UK / International travel
§Full UK Valid Driving Licence
§Proficient PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
In order to be considered for this role you must already have substantial experience in Product Management ideally gained in the DIY sector or similar.
MET Marketing are acting as the exclusive recruiter for these 2 Product Management vacancies.
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