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DATE ADDED: Mon 04/03/2019

Product Manager

Northampton, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £35000 - £45000/annum good package

Product Manager
£35-45,000+ excellent package
Ref: PJ(phone number removed)
We are retained by this prestigious client with a strong heritage within their industry. They are a manufacturer with a notable name. Due to continued success we are seeking to recruit a Product Manager for this sought-after role.
Summary
Representing a trusted brand with strong recognition market share within the UK and internationally, we are a lean marketing product management team with an aggressive development launch schedule, operating in a fast moving and increasingly crowded market. We are looking for a talented individual to drive the development of our portfolio, manage its full life-cycle and provide the vital link between the Market and Company Engineering, Sales, Operations and Marketing teams.
Key Responsibilities Tasks:
* Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting Market Research. Specifically:
* Lighting Market
* Electrical Wholesalers
* Electrical Contractors
* End Users
* Competitors
* Translating and communicating these findings to Internal Stakeholders and make recommendations regarding the introduction of new products and the development of existing products
* Advising the marketing teams of the focus of promotional campaigns and product launches and advising on who to target the campaigns to i.e. wholesaler, contractor, end user
* Communication of product positioning, key benefits and target customer
* Working with the Forecasting department to forecast the effect on sales as a result of new product introduction and product improvements
* Brief internal and external stakeholders in new products and the existing product portfolio
* Advise and make recommendations to the Marketing Director on price positioning of the product range
* Evaluate the pricing of the product range on a quarterly basis and advise the Marketing Director on these evaluations
* To take ownership of the product lifecycle and manage the critical path to ensure that launch dates are met
* Advising and making recommendations on the withdrawal of products from the product range and managing phase outs
Person Specification
* High energy individual with positive outlook, can-do attitude and ability to blend creative flair with execution rigour
* Strong analytical, communication presentation skills
* Ideally with good knowledge of the lighting (or other building services) market, the electrical trade channel and construction industry specification channels
* 3 to 5 years’ experience working in a marketing or product management function within the Lighting or Building Services industry ideally.
If you are looking for a new challenge and you want to work for a company that really does value its staff - then we would like to hear from you
Role: Product Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire,

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