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Product Manager


Job Category: Engineering Job Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom We have an excellent job opportunity for a Product Manager to join our client in Bedford. The Company Our client is a respected leader in the development, manufacture and supply of occupational health and environmental monitoring instrumentation. With a history dating back to 1799 they have changed significantly over the past 200 years plus, yet they remain perfectly placed to offer reliable, trustworthy and credible solutions for Occupational and Environmental monitoring or noise and dust - with over 40 years of innovation in noise monitoring, and 60 years in dust monitoring. The Role As Product Manager, you will support the company in achieving its business objectives and revenue targets, developing and implementing a strategy to grow the sales and profitability of the business. Your responsibilities will include: Market Definition - Size, Segmentation, Channel Mapping and Customer Grouping End User Research - defining user applications Defining New Product requirements and establishing Product Roadmap through End User Research and feeding in customer requirements into Product Specification Monitoring technology developments and attending Standards Committees (if applicable) Support other managers with market research activities Analyse potential strategic partner relationships for product lines Support the development of product & price offers though competitive data gathering and analysis Evaluate all market, channel, end user and technology needs, and translate into prioritised product roadmap for the category including technical and financial requirements Identify and carry out full competitive analysis of our target markets Product Life Cycle (Cradle to Grave) management of portfolio: Develop and implement product launch plans that fully engage the sales teams and motivate them to achieve product revenue goals Ensure all day-to-day issues are managed on existing products Key contact with selling unit teams with regards to product development, existing products and product launches Work with ISM's/ASM's to support and liaise with distributors with regards to products Product life cycle management Lead strategic development for the responsible market segment elements of the business ensuring market needs are met in product development and support Project manage NPD initiatives, working closely with R&D colleagues, to ensure products are developed in line with Market and Customer requirements and delivered in a timely fashion Essential Skills & Attributes To be successful for the role of Product Manager you will need to have / be: Minimum 5+ years of marketing experience working in a technical environment, preferably in the Telecoms or IT sectors Experience working with end customers in either a sales or marketing role in a technical industry Experience in conducting market analysis, customer research and presenting results and conclusions Strong commercial understanding and focus with good analytical skills Proven ability to understand customer and market needs and translating this into product development plans Willingness to travel and work in a European team of professionals Demonstrated ability working within a Quality Management environment Good negotiation skills, persuasive and able to develop end user and customer contacts Ability to drive sales of products through the channel to end users via a sales force Exceptional communications and presentation skills Skilled in conducting customer interviews An autonomous self-starter with the ability to think strategically and handle difficult situations Good networker with exceptional contacts at a customer, cross functional team and management level Proficient user of all Microsoft Packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project Desirable Attributes Marketing / technical degree or professional qualifications 3 years' international experience German, French or Spanish language skills Rewards For the role of Product Manager, there is a salary on offer of £35,000 to £45,000 per annum, depending upon experience and you will work from 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. You will also benefit from: Car allowance of £425 per month Pension On-site parking How to Apply Please note that in accordance with our recruitment and consultancy processes eRecruitSmart may send your CV, if shortlisted, to the Hiring Manager at our Clients' business and by applying for this position you give your consent for us to do so. You must have eligibility to work in the UK. Please note, only suitable applicants will be contacted. If your address and contact details are not on your CV, you will not be considered. We look forward to hearing from you! Product manager, marketing, engineering, technical, telecoms, IT, strategic, product, market, analysis, research, development, German, French, Spanish

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The Embankment, Bedford, England, Bedford, MK40 1RW, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  18727559
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  12/01/2021, 03:23
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