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Product Manager

Location: BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS Salary: 30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Marketing & Creative Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3096155
A real exciting opportunity has come in working with a leading manufacturing business based near the West Bromwich area. My client are a cash rich business who are rapidly growing and expanding. This is a new position in the Marketing team where you will be the Product Expert.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of the product plan. You will be working in a very busy marketing department and will be very commercially focussed, and skilled at creating and developing a compelling product range.

You will be the owner of the product catalogue, mapping products against key competitors, ensuring consistency and identifying ways to differentiate products. With regular sales reporting involved, the success of each product category will be your ultimate responsibility.

Main duties include:
• Manage the product roadmap
• Explore new ways of improving products to result in a higher profit margin.
• Creating and developing a pricing strategy.
• Signing off new product specification, ensuring consistency throughout the range
• Developing a long-term strategy and plan to develop product categories
• Identify and present creative and innovative product solutions.
• Monitor and analyse competitor products.
• Coordinate product launches with the marketing, technical and buying teams.
• Provide regular category and market updates
• Manage international suppliers and internal relationships
• Provide regular category and market updates to stakeholders, highlighting key insights and actions.

Essential skills & experience:
• Educated to degree level
• Have a proven track with product and category development
• Ability to work with and engage with multiple stakeholders
• Confident, dynamic, ambitious and creative personality
• Able to act quickly on new ideas
• Strong analytical and project management skills
• Keen eye for detail and working to deadlines, in a fast-moving environment

Ideally you will be a flexible individual with a can-do attitude and strong team working skills, who is happy to go above beyond their own responsibilities to help others at busy times. As you will be working closely with colleagues at all levels within the business, diplomacy and strong interpersonal skills are essential.

This is a brilliant opportunity for the right person to come in and make a real positive impact, and develop your own career with the business. So do not delay in submitting your application.

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