Product Manager Assistant

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Salary
£17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted
09 Feb 2018
Closes
09 Mar 2018
Ref
00079080
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
If you have strong analytical skills with a passion for product marketing & development, this could be the job for you. Make your mark on the commercial product management function within a large manufacturing business & apply now! (2 positions available)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UK's largest one-stop shop for the jewellery maker.

As a Product Manager Assistant in the jewellery industry, you will provide support and assistance to a Product Manager (PM) responsible for the lifecycle of various product categories. Working in a team of 6, you will learn about users & a product's market, test your ability to meet tight deadlines & build your experience in campaign planning.

In return, they will provide you with on the job training, guidance & the support you need to build on your existing expertise.

Duties include supporting the PM in:
-Managing & delivering a successful product range to ensure maximisation of sales/profit
-Being responsible for each phase of the product life cycle from conception/launch through to management, review & exit
-Understanding the needs of the customer & developing the existing product range
-Developing plans & campaigns through effective market research and data analysis including gathering information on prices/ranges of competitors
-Producing clear reports on the findings for managers perusal
-Writing product content for new lines & dealing with queries following their launch
-Managing & enhancing relationships with external stakeholders such as suppliers e. for stock control and management
-Increasing category awareness to internal stakeholders such as Supply Chain, Marketing, Ecommerce & Call Centre departments
-Gather and evaluate ideas & opinions including from customer feedback

The successful candidate will have:
-A Degree level qualification or equivalent
-Knowledge/experience within the Jewellery sector would be advantageous
-Administrative experience
-Proven experience in dealing with suppliers / stock control
-Experience or understanding of purchasing & buying
-Ability to prioritise & schedule work to meet demands set by the department, company or external customer
-Excellent verbal & written communication skills
-A good standard of numeracy & skills in data analysis
-Effective team working skills
-Ability to use initiative for independent work

Hours of work:
37 hours per week, Mon to Thurs 0830-1645, Fri 0830-1530 with a 30 minute lunch break each day.

Benefits:
-Salary up to £20,000 pa (dependant on experience)
-Affiliate Professional Membership with CIM if applicable
-Up to 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
-Pension Scheme match at 8%
-Life Assurance
-Salary sacrifice schemes for Childcare & Cycle to Work
-Membership of the company Sports & Social Club
-Award scheme for good time & attendance
-Discounts on Company products

A DBS check will be carried out & must come clear to be successful in this position.
You must have a solid work history and be able to provide references.

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