Global Product Manager

Location
North East England
Salary
£42,000- £45,000 per annum
Posted
12 Feb 2019
Closes
12 Mar 2019
Ref
390281
Job Discipline
Innovation & NPD
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is a unique opportunity for a Global Product Manager to lead the creative process and product development pipeline for a key Category.  You will be fully accountable for product pipeline to meet business requirements, delivery of business case to Exec to ensure launch and execution and co-ordination of product requirements for launch.  

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Pipeline Delivery:

  • Lead and deliver the product pipeline, meeting business needs
  • Ensure close understanding of global markets
  • Generate research, insights and design briefs

Product Portfolio Ownership:

  • Fully accountable for ownership of current portfolio and pipeline initiatives within given Category. 
  • Own portfolio costs and margin profile.

Innovation and Consumer:

  • Lead innovation process for key Category.
  • Ensure pipeline is well placed for delivery over 3-5 year period.
  • Define key consumer trends within Category
  • Run innovation sessions across functions to drive idea generation to define rich and innovative pipeline.
  • Lead consumer immersions

Product Quality:

  • Own all aspects of product quality. 
  • Responsible for awareness of all aspects of product usage and consumer expectations within portfolio. 

Leadership:

  • Lead regular Global meetings with regional commercial and Global Brands teams to update/align on priority NPD project status.
  • Support regional commercial teams by attending retailer line review meetings to present the trade-selling story for NPD launches.
  • Communicate new product launches 
  • Attend NPD Exec review as appropriate to up date on key projects.    

About you:  

  • Product development and/or Product Management experience from a Consumer brand
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills – capable of understand a wide variety of commercial and technical information and communicating.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.

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