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Product Manager

Our client is looking for an experienced Product Manager with extensive experience within the building and construction industry to join their team.

The ideal candidate will be reporting to the Head of Marketing.

About the Role

This role focuses on Product, Price and Place from the traditional marketing mix as this is important to the continuing development of our client’s value-added strategy.

It will provide general product management, product positioning, life cycle optimisation as well as market insight and analysis.

Key to the role is extensive experience within the building and construction industry, understanding existing markets and identifying new ones as this is necessary and essential to drive product development and innovation.

A close working relationship with both sales teams as well as R&D teams will form part of this role.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Help define product plans and positioning strategies ensuring market relevance and competitive advantage relevant to the construction industry
  • Managing market analysis and product analytics
  • Work collaboratively with commercial analyst to develop plans to optimise product line profitability
  • Manage the product throughout its life cycle ensuring optimisation at each stage
  • Provide market insight to help predict future trends
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the regulatory and legislative arena understanding the implications and influences on their business.

    Develop commercial arguments and propositions to suit
  • Work collaboratively to support product design, new development and innovative concepts
  • Responsible for identifying technical approvals necessary to ensure access to market sectors and/or to augment commercial propositions
  • Responsible for product/technical content to ensure output is technically accurate and delivers value to the user
  • Establish a network of contacts with related and associated manufacturers to create opportunity for future product development and innovation
  • Build and manage internal stakeholder network ensuring an effective working relationship with all product development staff
  • Support and collaborate with the wider sales and marketing community
  • Integration with the Technical team to design, create and execute internal and external training programmes to educate the sales team, other colleagues and customers.

Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Higher education at STEM level or equivalent
  • Previous product management experience – 5 years +
  • Experience working in the construction product industry
  • Experience in developing value-added propositions
  • Robust IT competency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Good communication skills and proven teamwork skills across and with other departments
  • A logical thinker
  • Good organisational skills
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse/manipulate commercial data
  • The ability to work on your own initiative
  • Demonstrable experience in customer facing environments

Desired Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • A marketing or business related degree
  • A second language
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

About our Client

Our client is a market-leading manufacturer of environmentally produced, sustainable timber construction panels.

As acknowledged industry pioneers in the fields of MDF and OSB, they are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer led innovation and industry leading customer service.  

How to Apply

If you wish to be part of a fast moving and dynamic commercial environment please submit your CV to the link provided & the Hiring Company will be in direct contact. 

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £35k - 45k per year + depending on Experience
  • Location: Dartford
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Construction
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: MSP03
  • Posted: 2020-09-23 11:57:48 -

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