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Product Manager

Company:  Exertis UK
Salary:  £28,000 to £40,000 DOE plus bonus
Location: 

GB, CM19 5QF GB, RG24 8EH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Date Posted:  29-Jul-2022
Description: 

The Product Manager role is responsible for the product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with Exertis’ product design and sourcing team, sales, marketing and support to ensure profitability and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager's job also includes ensuring that the product supports the company's overall strategy and goals.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Define the required product depth and range by brand.
  • Introduce new products and samples to the sales team.
  • Build promotional activity, and messaging, to ensure correct product focus within sales.
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition and market pricing.
  • Liaise with Marketing about the core positioning and messaging for products.
  • Facilitate monthly sales forecasts to key vendors.
  • Develop and maintain sales tools and collateral, briefing the sales force as required.
  • Create and maintain internal part numbers for new products / product / price changes as required.
  • Update the price lists accessed by Sales each month on the relevant system whilst ensuring updated information is obtained from suppliers.
  • Negotiate deals with suppliers for add back and maintain records of all add back deals which are consolidated weekly and sent to Finance. 
  • Complete weekly stock reports for suppliers using relevant formats and procedures.
  • Produce weekly report on aged stock.
  • Produce weekly/monthly reports on rebate targets/actuals.
  • Manage tiered pricing for your brands to ensure they are competitive.
  • Review and update Product matrix.
  • Plan and produce presentations for monthly brand reviews
  • Manage supplier relationships.
  • Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct.

 

Performance Measures

  • Profitability
  • Aged stock
  • Stock holding
  • Stock turns
  • Add back
  • Rebates

Key Interfaces

  • Our people
  • Our customers
  • All internal departments
  • Nominated business partners/suppliers

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience of working in a Purchasing Department or an administrative role involving high levels of numeracy
  • 3 years’ experience of working within distribution or vendor responsible for Channel preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sales and marketing skills with an understanding of call centre management, policies and procedures
  • Excellent customer service and handling skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Product knowledge
  • Planning and organisation
  • Flexibility, adaptability and initiative
  • Confidence and determination
  • Performance maximisation
  • Presentation skills, both internally and to our customers
  • Good administrative skills
  • Highly numerate/literate
  • IT skills consisting of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • General secondary education