Group Product Manager

Reference

R4TJP271119

Consultant

Jeanette Packer

Location

Worcestershire

Category

Manufacturing & Engineering, Marketing

Benefits

Excellent salary + benefits package

Start Date

Group Product Manager sought by a manufacturing organisation specialising in carpeting prime residences, iconic buildings of national and historic interest and many of the world’s leading luxury hotels, cruise ships, gaming and leisure venues. You’ll manage product performance and implement the group product strategy for the global Commercial Divisions and UK Residential Division.

The Role:

Reporting to the Group Operations & Supply Chain Manager, the Group Product Manager role encompasses product management for all stock items and global design collections and will include: product development, range management, and dissemination of product information, focusing on improving profit contribution and achieving profitable growth.

You’ll work with global designers to create new products and collections, and with regional marketing teams to ensure these are launched on time and to budget. You’ll support the business in achieving the goal of becoming a supplier of choice for premium, quality woven carpets to a global customer base. Your duties will include:

  • Constantly review product portfolio performance, recommend and implement actions where negative or poor performance occurs
  • Build and maintain in-depth market knowledge through regular sales and customer contact
  • Market and competitor analysis
  • New Product Development (NPD)
  • Identify and analyse new product opportunities in line with group strategy
  • Pricing and promotion management with a key focus on profit and sales growth
  • Develop the group product plan in line with group strategy
  • Monitor the performance of business cases, being accountable for their success/failure
  • Regularly communicate all updates to relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure close working relationships with: Regional Offices, Sales Teams, Customer Services Marketing, and Merchandising
  • Identify and develop new products to maximise category opportunities and raise relevant expenditure requests
  • Recommend pricing and tactical promotions for new and existing product implementation
  • Product training on current and new ranges and product information bulletins
  • Aid in developing and implementing marketing initiatives to maximise product awareness

The successful Group Product Manager should have the following skills & experience:

  • Educated to degree level or above in a relevant subject
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in product management
  • Expertise in all aspects of product management including NPD process from concept to instore and discontinuations
  • Experience of portfolio management: tracking, ROS, loyalty, gaining customer feedback
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the home interiors sector
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft programs, particularly strong Excel
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal and communication skills (Written and oral)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Prepared to undertake occasional international travel as required as part of the role

Group Product Manager

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Excellent salary + benefits

Town/City

Kidderminster

Region

Worcestershire

Country

United Kingdom

Salary:

Any

Job Type:

Permanent

Hours:

Full Time

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