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Product and Category Manager

Hays Marketing
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Job Discipline
Innovation & NPD
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Product and Category Manager | Retail | Salary Dependent on Experience | Central London | Hybrid

Your new company

Hays have exclusively partnered with a global leading player in the Eyewear space. They were formed in 2018 by the combination of two under arching companies to elevate the business to the next level. There is a lot of space within the company for creative freedom, opportunity, and innovation as they are going through massive transformation, it is a very exciting time to join their forces. Their goal is to bring new technology and benefits to wearers worldwide and be the most advanced pioneer of product that they sell. The team are all extremely passionate and independent and work closely together to increase brand awareness and sales whilst maximising profitability whilst maintaining the brand's tone of voice and identity
Your new role

As Product and Category Manager, you will be responsible for managing and developing the overall strategy of the company's key brand to achieve sales targets and promote sustainable growth. The markets you would be working across will be UK, Ireland, Nordics, and Benelux. The key responsibilities encompassed in this role will be innovation, category management, training, insights, pricing, and budget. You will be managing the launch of new products and monitoring the performance post launch and reporting these KPIs, developing full 360 (growth) marketing strategy working across teams such as Trade Marketing and Digital Marketing, creating marketing collateral and conducting market research and customer data analysis to implement into future product strategy. You will be reporting into the Head of Product Development and working alongside six other individuals in the Product and Category Team across the different markets.

What you'll need to succeed

For a successful application, you must have several years of strong experience in Category and/or Product Management or a Brand Manager role. The right candidate will have a passion for the optical industry as you will be fully engrossed in the culture and environment. You must be strong, independent, and passionate in your work and have excellent communication and presentation skills. A natural strong problem solver will thrive in this role as quick solutions are often required when challenges arise. Ideally, the right candidate will also be adept in market research techniques, consumer and ECP understanding, category management, segmentation and positioning and strategic benefits.

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