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Commercial Site | Trade Orders | Resource Hub

Product Manager

Full Time
40 hours per week: 08.00-17.00 / Monday to Friday

We are recruiting for a dynamic Product Manager, based at our Ashton Road site in Hyde.

As our Product Manager, you will lead the way in ensuring our products remain at the forefront of the window blinds and Shutters market.

You will be responsible for managing products from conception to obsolescence, driving the vision, roadmap, and strategy. You will also lead the development and market introduction of new and existing products, ensuring they meet the needs of our customer base, so we remain a competitive leader in the window blinds and shutters market.

If successful you will complete a six month probation period.

Main Purpose of the Role:

• Take full ownership for the product(s) within the company.

• Deliver new and existing Louvolite products to market.

• Develop and lead the Vision, Roadmap and Strategy for the product such that it supports the company’s overall strategy and goals.

• Manage the specified product(s) throughout the entire lifecycle, from conception to obsolescence.

• Ensure that the Louvolite product range is constantly evolving to meet identified market needs across all selling channels.

Main Responsibilities and Duties:

• Develop business cases for new products, improvements and business ventures.

• Generate and own the New Product Development Funnel.

• Develop the core messaging and positioning for the product(s).

• Report progress against agreed plans to the board of directors.

• Act as the liaison between Engineering, Sales, Marketing and Production departments to ensure effective cooperation and communication at all times.

• Act as the company’s market expert in relation to the product segment.

• Continually monitor competitor activity and ensure the Louvolite product is differentiated.

• Propose the product pricing strategy to meet revenue and profitability goals.

• Work with the marketing team to support the positioning of the product through traditional sales techniques, marketing collateral, point of sale material, and on digital platforms.

• Work with the sales leadership team to ensure that customer service, salespeople and retailers are properly equipped to sell the features of the product(s).

• Provide Sales and operational forecasts for the product(s) such that production resources and procurement can be planned accordingly.

• Carry out market research as required, to understand customer/user needs.

• Act as the voice of the customer/user within the business.

• Run Beta/Pilot programs with early-stage products or samples.

• Managing the capture and distribution of customer feedback on products.

• Be the advocate of the product both internally and in front of customers/users.

General Responsibilities and Duties:

• Occasional travel is a part of the role.

• Participation in any and all other duties as required by the business.

Essential Criteria:

• Significant experience in a product management role.

• Demonstrated success in defining and launching products that meet and exceed business objectives.

• Excellent teamwork skills.

• Experience working with consumer products, preferably interior, home appliance, lifestyle or home automation products.

• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Product Design, Engineering or similar.

• Excellent verbal, written communication skills.

• An accomplished presenter.

• Proven ability to influence a cross-functional team without formal authority.

• The ability to effectively manage projects.

• Commercially astute.

Our Benefits

• Auto enrolled into our Stakeholder Pension Scheme (Louvolite contributes 10%).

• 33 days holiday (including statutory).

• Life Assurance covering 4 x your annual salary.

• Subsidised canteen offering freshly cooked meals and sandwiches every day.

• Free car parking.

• Mental Health First Aiders available to provide support and guidance.

• Discounted Gym Membership.

• Discounted Blinds and Shutters, upon successful completion of your Probationary Period.

• Peer to Peer Recognition Programme

• Free Flu Jab voucher every Autumn.

• Christmas Savings Scheme.

• NHS Health Checks.

• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling support, legal guidance and medical advice from qualified nurses, for you and your immediate family.

Interested?

Apply through the form below with your CV

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