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DATE ADDED: Thu 27/06/2019

Technical Product Manager

Chelsea, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £30000 - £32500/annum Bonus, Pension

SFR Recruitment Solutions have a brand new opportunity for Technical Product Manager

The company:

My client specialises in the manufacture and distribution of high-quality hardware for the lock and architectural hardware industries.

The position:

The Ideal candidate will have previous experience in product management, managing all aspects from the initial idea, to development, implementation and improvement of manufacturing systems and processes. The Technical Product Manager will manage cost reduction / productivity improvement projects and overlook all ranges of the product portfolio. This role would be perfect for an innovative and creative thinker. This role is of a high importance in leading the product development managers and identifying market opportunities.

Responsibilities will include:

* In-depth knowledge of all products in the portfolio including mechanical and technical aspects

* Acting as the main point of contact for the UK and China

* Oversee and set the direction and focus areas for the key categories of the portfolio

* Develop and execute an overall business plan for the product ranges.

* Pitching and presenting products to customers and industry experts

* Participating at exhibitions and trade shows

* Applying extensive technical knowledge of the Building Hardware British Standard and Testing Method and all related Health and Safety regulations when overseeing the production process

* Working with the UK testing and certification centres for all of the UK products

* Interacting with key buyers/customers to identify the critical requirements to success

* Market research, competitor analysis and end user feedback gathering

* Preparing and supporting monthly reviews for the board of directors

* Reviewing CAD drawings and providing effective solutions to meet client requirements and to achieve client satisfaction

Essential:

* A proven track record of product development for the UK market, particularly locks, cylinders and door hardware

* 2-5 years of experience as a product manager BS (MSc preferred) in an engineering field or experience in door hardware manufacturing with excellent commercial and product sector awareness.

* Demonstrated business knowledge acumen in key areas: sales, gross margin, OI, etc.

* Comprehensive knowledge in production and manufacturing process for metal hardware.

* Familiar with international trading, import/export, B2B and B2C business model

* Strong project management skills, solid analytical skills and a strong attention to detail

* Excellent strategic planning and strategic thinking skills

* The ability to analyse information and make decisions is critical to success in this role.

* Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

* Fluent verbal and written English skills

* A knowledge of Mandarin would be advantageous

* Eligibility to work in the UK is preferred

Why should you apply?

This opportunity offers a diverse experience: the ability to positively impact manufacturing processes, quality, productivity and technology through all phases of a product life cycle, from inception to aftermarket support and across the entire range of products. It also offers an impressive opportunity to progress in your career to a director level role with team management prospects.

Please apply or contact Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions for more information
Role: Technical Product Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chelsea, Greater London,

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