Product Manager

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Up to £40,000 dependent on experience
13 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Job Discipline
Marketing (General)
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Here we have a superb opportunity for a Product Manager to join Europe's leading kitchen specialist - Nobia.

Nobia are industry experts in developing, manufacturing and selling kitchen solutions - with circa 20 strong brands in there portfolio including Magnet and Gower.

Details about the Client
Nobia is Europe's leading kitchen specialist with some twenty strong brands. The operation consists of developing, manufacturing and sales of kitchen solutions. Every week, Nobia manufacture more than 140,000 cabinets and meet more than 60,000 consumers in our stores. Nobia has approximately 6,000 employees and net sales of about SEK 13 billion.
Their vision is 'inspiring kitchens made easy'. Ever since the company was founded, Nobia has focused on kitchens. This focus makes it possible to leverage joint know-how throughout the entire value chain cross national boundaries and brands. As a dedicated kitchen specialist, Nobia is taking the lead in the kitchen industry both in terms of developing new products and services, and in terms of its ambition to contribute to the industry consolidation.

Detailed Job Description
The Product Manager will likely be managing the Cabinets and/or Decors & Exteriors range. The key responsibilities of which will be to:
Take the lead and ownership of the product group by deciding the range content and (SKUs) selection by brand

Drive harmonisation and standardisation across all regions, brands, concepts and segments within Nobia taking a brand neutral approach
Have full product life-cycle responsibility including new products, maintained articles and phase outs

Develop constructive, effective and supportive relationship within the business (commercial brands, marketing, Innovation team and B2B commercial organisations)

Be responsible for building business cases for development projects taking the full product ownership by setting initial product value, performance and purpose.

Be constantly seek to keep up with news and trends within the kitchen and furniture market in general and specifically within the product group ensuring the range for the product group is proactively updated

Lead functional and constructional development by mastering the different product specialisation and also continuously seek expert knowledge outside Nobia.

Within Go-to-Market (GtM) process responsible for all range and product group related activities.

Have joint responsibility for central master data for Sourcing & Product Management by being part of building and maintaining a central master data range tool for Nobia.

Have joint responsibility for setting product attributes aesthetics and signing-off master samples.

Be liable for ensuring Nobia are at the forefront when it comes to products, solutions and materials for the product group thus ensuring Nobia´s product ranges are cutting edge and fit for purpose.

Follow the GtM process when developing Nobia products and responsible for activities linked to range management.

Candidate's Profile

The successful Product Manager will possess:
Expert skills in product and range management to build and maintain a profitable, standardised and consumer focused range for Nobia and its brands
Detailed knowledge of the European kitchen and furniture market and business drivers, including consumer needs
Expert product knowledge within the kitchen or furniture industry in one or more of the product groups
Competent knowledge of furniture construction and material development
Knowledge of sourcing (production and logistics) and Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) processes
Exceptional range and product management skills; GAP analysis, SWOT analysis, Value Management, 'CoreLocalIcon' and Product Life Cycle Management & Marketing
Excellent awareness of trends and design factors affecting the European kitchen and furniture market
An excellent communicator with developed skills in communication tools like PowerPoint and other visual aids

What's on offer
On offer is a competitive salary, within a leading, global specialist organisation. Flexibility on location is also an option, providing you are based in the North.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

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