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Fantastic opportunity to join a growing and thriving team based in Bedford for a company within the electronics sector. The salary range is 30K as a minimum going upwards depending on experience, so if you think this could be for you please do read below.
Creating product ranges from early brainstorming through to design and specification, sourcing reliable manufacturers, production, pricing and delivery, and ensuring quality
Managing the process of bringing new products to market
Develop and deliver fast and effective product launches
Work closely with the sales team to identify and specify new products and range opportunities through market research, software tools and analysis.
Management of the product lifecycle, ensuring products meet customer expectation and lead an effective continuous improvement program
Ensure margin targets are achieved and maintained
Direct our Far East factories in product development including materials, specification and performance requirements.
Work with product design team to create new and innovative product concepts and make them a reality through clearly defined manufacturing briefs and communication.
Ensure product satisfaction through product testing, focus groups and strict testing protocols throughout the product lifecycle from concept through to post-launch product improvement programs.
- Proven Product Management experience, ideally within the consumer electronics industry
- Strong experience and skill within product sourcing and product development.
Experience of working with and spending considerable time communicating with Far East manufacturers
- Experience developing and managing both ODM and OEM products
- Project management ability – must be able to handle several complex projects concurrently ensuring that all relevant steps are completed or corrective actions are taken.
- Experience working within a fast paced, dynamic environment
Strong commercial understanding and analytical skills
Highly computer literate – especially in MS Excel and Powerpoint packages
Strong time management skills – must be able to multi-task and prioritise work effectively
Experience working in a fast paced e-commerce environment would be beneficial
Graduate in either Business Studies, Marketing, Product Design or Product Management
Creative and ‘can-do’ approach
Driven and results focussed with emotional immunity to failure and resistance
Excellent facilitation and problem-solving skills with the ability to deliver training and presentations
Good communicator, both written and verbal, able to communicate and implement new ideas across the business at all levels
Available to travel to the Far East (once travel restrictions have been lifted)
In return the Product Manager will receive an annual salary (dependent upon experience), and a potential annual bonus upon achievement of KPI’s, generous holiday allowance, pension scheme and staff discount.
Thank you for your interest in this vacancy, which is being advertised by Osborne Appointments, who are acting as an employment agency / business. Your application will be considered in competition with others and we will contact you within 3 working days. Should you wish to speak to one of our team, please contact the OA Bedford office on 01234 347069..
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