National Product Manager

Interim Role
12 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Elizabeth Woodforde
Job Discipline
Brand & Product
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a great Interim opportunity for a National Product Development Manager with a multi-site sports/leisure business based in London.

Client Details

Our client are a market leader within their industry, the need a National Product Development Manager to join their growing team and innovate across all customer segments.


The National Product Development Manager will be responsible for the following:

* Understand current & future customer's needs in order to develop a pipeline of appropriate new products that drives incremental revenue & profit.

* Comfortable in creating new products as well as leading buying and negotiating price for products ranging from Food & Drink offering to vending, clothing & equipment.

* Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product across all aspects of the business.

* Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitor's products in both direct & non-direct competitors

* Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses

* Ensures product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels.

* Brings new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements and product development, preparing return-on-investment analyses.

* Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, operations and production - where applicable.

* Determines product pricing by utilising market research data; utilisation rates, regional differences, reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customised orders.

* Responsible for negotiating best commercial terms with both existing and future suppliers - whilst working with Marketing team to maximise sponsorship revenues.

* Working closely with Operations team to ensure that all initiatives are delivered through to clubs and staff on time & to budget


The candidate that joins the team will bring the following skills and attributes:

* Proven track record within a similar remit across multiple sites.

* Can demonstrate the ability to translate complex sets of data and insights into actions and propositions

* Has successfully taken new product development from proposition to implementation

* Effective project management skills.

* Strong analytical and research skills - detail orientated.

* Able to work to strict deadlines and KPI's

* An understanding of the sport industry would be an advantage.

* Ability to engage with various stakeholders.

* Innovative and creative

* Commercial

* Team player - but also happy to work alone on driving new initiatives

You need to be available at a maximum of 2 weeks notice.

Job Offer

Competitive salary/day rate circa 3 months + interim contract.