Assistant Product Manager

Recruiter
Distinct Recruitment
Location
Burton-on-Trent
Salary
26000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
16 Apr 2018
Closes
26 Apr 2018
Sector
Sales
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent

OVERVIEW

I am currently working with a global manufacturing business based in Derby who are looking for an Assistant Product Manager to join their team. The business continues to expand their worldwide network through major acquisitions. Within the UK part of the group there are six brands within the DIY market. You'll become the product champion for the brand and work closely with the rest of the marketing team to create product maps. This is an exciting opportunity for somebody with strong product experience so you'll understand the elements of the product not just the marketing side.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITES

  • You'll work within the marketing team to create, develop and deliver the product road map against the business and their long term strategy
  • You'll research and analyse the market in order to identify and understand competitor and consumer trends
  • You'll manage the full product life cycle across the business including discontinuing and managing exit plans where necessary
  • You'll have the eye to identify new product or category opportunities via both product innovation and product enhancement
  • You'll be responsible for the full NPD process within the business, working closely with other departments and external suppliers
  • You'll develop the product marketing plan and event campaigns to generate product awareness

REQUIREMENTS

  • Have experience of a similar role within product/category
  • Proven track record of managing NPD and it's launch
  • Knowledge of marketing principles & practices with experience of B2B environments
  • Confident presenter as you'll be responsible for product presentations
  • Excellent communicator as you will need to work effectively cross functionally
  • Experienced of working with product packaging solutions
  • Experience of DIY/Trade or FMCG channels would be advantageous
  • Excellent understanding of POS and merchandising solutions across all channels
  • Proven project management skills and proficient in relevant software applications