Product Manager

SF Group
Bermuda Park
£24,000 per annum
07 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Main Purpose:

  • Local product expert and point of contact for product related queries for the Abena UK team
  • Definition of product and concept strategy in the UK market; providing competitor positioning charts, gap and pricing analysis
  • Assisting with product matching for tender applications
  • Liaising directly with the Global Category Manager (GCM) based in Denmark on all new product development and product launches via monthly Video Conference
  • Providing feedback to the GCM on the UK market requirements and supporting any product trials as required
  • Provide internal product training and support to the UK Sales team, including pricing analysis and reviews
  • Responsible for the specifications of locally sourced products, ensuring that they are 100% correct
  • Make recommendations to the Marketing Manager in relation to supporting product ranges for relevant marketing activities including but not limited to: launch plans, campaigns, advertisements and exhibitions
  • Ensuring all content on marketing materials are correct and used in the correct way in order to reach the required target audience
  • The role will be based in the Coventry office covering the UK
  • The primary responsibility is to be the product knowledge base for all product related enquiries
  • The role requires product lifecycle management and a clear strategy definition for the identified product concepts
  • Supporting the sales team is an essential part of this role to ensure that all sales opportunities are fully utilised
  • The position will require you to ensure that marketing materials are reaching the required target audience via the appropriate channel
  • Market research and report writing will also be a key responsibility
  • The role requires continuous liaison with the Marketing Manager to give full transparency of projects
  • The LPM will play a key role within a productive marketing team
  • Assisting with tenders in regards to product matching and product matching will also be a fundamental part of the role in order to help grow the business

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Educated to degree level, minimum
  • At least 2 years' experience working in a similar role
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively and appropriately at all levels within the organisation
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
  • Self-motivation, ability to make strategic business decisions
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work to deadlines & targets in fast paced environment
  • Additional skills or knowledge relating to the relevant industry would be advantageous
  • Attention to detail

Must have's:

  • Experience within a product role is essential
  • Ideally candidates will have relevant industry experience, however this is not a pre-requisite
  • Experienced in liaising and communicating with internal departments
  • Strong computer skills, in particular with Microsoft Excel
  • Good presentation skills

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