Product Manager

Location
England,West Midlands,Birmingham
Salary
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
18 Jun 2019
Closes
11 Jul 2019
Ref
14024563/001
Contact
Daniel Evans
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I am urgently looking to speak to interested candidates about a Product Manager opportunity with a leading business based in Birmingham.


Client Details

Operating in more than 50 countries, my clients are a market leading business within their field.


Description

The Product Manager will;

* Define and implement, in close cooperation with Sales, the Product Strategy for UK market

* Build-up, lead and manage UK Product Management

* Contribute to European Product Management Strategy and keep a close network with the Global Product Management Team

* Manage and establish strategic relationships with associations, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders
Contribute to the UK Strategy

* Establish methods for strategic market analyses (industry trends, competitions, pricing)
Build-up a Product Portfolio and Pricing strategy for the UK market in alignment with Sales and Marketing department

* Define Product requirements and develop new products together with Global PM team

* Implement a launch process for new product introductions

* Build-up product training concepts to secure continues knowledge build up within the organisation (Sales, Operations, Marketing)

* Establish and implement processes for non-catalogue items

* Work closely with Sales and Marketing department for product communication & promotions

* Build-up a technical support structure and processes for sales (inside, outside, ATs, MTs)

* Screen market for new potential supplier fitting to the product portfolio strategy

* Keep close relationships to manufacturer brands

* Support Global Product Management Organisation in negotiating supplier contracts


Profile

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience;

* Product management-specific professional or equivalent qualification

* Ideally experience in products from Cutting Tool, PPE, Distribution industry

* Additionally required is a highly distinct service orientation as well as professional approach to the related issues and a highly professional appearance

* Strong negotiation skills

* Good understanding of financials

* Language skills and very good skills with MS Office required

* Great self- and project management capabilities

* Great organisational skills for the efficient utilisation of resources, in view of the appropriate costs and effort

* Potential leadership skills

* Motivated and energetic personality, reliable professional cooperation skills towards internal and external customers, target oriented

* Enthusiasm in working with people, sophisticated motivation skills, high customer orientation


Job Offer

Competitive Salary and Package