Role details

Global Product Manager

Wellingborough   •   £35,000 - £40,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global Product Manger - Automotive
  • Excellent Career Opportunity

About Our Client

My clients are a leading automotive manufacturer of specialised products and are well known within the industry.

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • To take responsibility for a range of products at every stage of the product life cycle and manage all aspects including design, packaging and product development, category management, compliance, quality and pricing.
  • To identify key insights and opportunities to defend or deliver further growth through a deep understanding of the market, the needs of ends users and awareness of any competitor activity.
  • To engage with all functions across the business and lead the development and successful launch of a pipeline of new products.
  • To monitor the performance of existing and new products and work closely with Regional Sales leaders, regional marketing and the global brand and communications team to develop initiatives that ensure sales targets are achieved.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with R&D, supply chain and external agencies to project manage an agreed pipeline of new products from idea through to launch using the StageGate process.
  • Spend time in the markets with sales teams and end users to gather key insights and ways of further strengthening our product offer either through existing product development or NPD.
  • Analyse and monitor sales and profitability of both new and existing products and be pro-active in developing initiatives that ensure sales targets are achieved.
  • Champion products and work closely with the sales team and the brand and communications team to ensure both new and existing products are fully supported.
  • Manage the successful implementation of any changes agreed to the existing range of products and oversee the set up and maintenance of all product related data within the internal operating system.
  • Attend regular internal meetings and lead a variety of ad-hoc cross functional projects.
  • Work within agreed spend budgets

The Successful Applicant

Candidate specification:

  • Product Management experience essential in a product based consumer or B2B business.
  • Ability to engage and lead others and manage complex projects.
  • Analytical and commercially driven with a high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with a sense of urgency and a desire for excellence.
  • Ability to multi-task. Highly organised and reliable.
  • Able to prioritise and work calmly under pressure to achieve deadlines.
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently.
  • Strong IT abilities (MS office).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Degree level or higher.

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary and Package

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