Product Manager

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    Marketing & PR, Sales & Business Development

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    Phoebe Griffin

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    0118 907 3199

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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We have an opportunity for a Product Manager to join our Category & Supply Chain department for a well-known Electrical Trade Wholesaler.
This is a regional role, with flexibility around location and home-based working.
You will manage the development and deployment of the defined core category strategy across the UK business to better exploit all routes to market, to drive sales and brand awareness and to provide an industry leading customer experience.
Product Manager - The Role:
  • In conjunction with the Category Manager develop, agree and implement a category plan for specified Product Sector, which supports company business objectives and strategy.
  • Manage, develop and maintain a consolidated product profile considering both the market requirements of the UK and the life cycle of the individual products.
  • Manage and develop the product category, communicating company strategy, objectives and requirements, negotiating supplier agreements, commercial terms and policies.
  • Monitor product sales and profitability and supplier performance, benchmarking these against market trends and company targets, to make appropriate interventions.
  • In conjunction with the Marketing function propose and implement tactical marketing and purchasing initiatives to address opportunities both existing and new.
  • Propose and agree (with the Category Manager) category targets to include commercial and added value rebates generation.
  • Become the lead negotiator with all profiled suppliers in the agreed product groups and own the supplier relationship on behalf of company.
  • To manage and coordinate web product content together with Learning and Development modules.
  • Work closely with Pricing and P&I teams to optimise margin and stock quality 
  • Maintain ethical standards in accordance with the UK Ltd policies, the Company's compliance guidelines and UK legislation
Product Manager - The Person: 
  • Experience of working within a market leading, high volume, multi-product business
  • A background in managing and co-ordinating the delivery of core product categories
  • Sales experience
  • Knowledgeable about customers and market environment
  • Strong Relationship Management
  • Demonstrable experience of communicating effectively at all levels and leading engagement across the business
Product Manager – Must Haves:
  • Extensive knowledge of the electrical industry
  • Familiar with specific product categories
  • Demonstrable product management skills including maintaining and developing a range of products.
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Long term vision of category to be able to apply a holistic view and tactical planning for delivery
  • Be highly organised, with good planning, prioritising, and multi-tasking skills to achieve deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and present data/reports
  • Be proactive, with can do attitude and good judgement
  • Be highly computer literate in Microsoft Office
  • Be a confident communicator and presenter with the skills to influence strategy and liaise with all levels of colleagues across the business
  • Be capable of decisive and effective decision-making, in a time pressured environment
  • Demonstrate high levels of resilience, self-motivation, and flexibility
Our client believes that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Therefore, they will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work in the UK.