Product Manager

23000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual + Bonus
20 May 2019
15 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This Product Manager role is responsible for the daily management of core brands within the print BU. Key duties will include but not be limited to; stock management, pricing and promotions, supporting our colleagues, customers and vendor partners and managing the GP associated with your area. You will work closely with the product specialists where applicable to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding KPI's which are set by our business and in conjunction with our vendor partners and maximising all opportunities available to us while ensuring we grow our market share of the available business to us. You will also be responsible for identifying new opportunities to compliment our existing business.

Key Responsibilities

* Ensure that Exertis are promoting the full range of available products from our vendor partners.

* Introduce new products to the sales team and our customers.

* 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.

* Provide monthly sales and stock forecasts.

* Develop and maintain sales tools and collateral, briefing the sales force as required.

* Work with purchasing to raise, get approved purchase orders to suppliers working within our DOS targets.

* Create and maintain internal part numbers for new products / product / price changes as required.

* Amend product prices using all Price Protection Rules/procedures.

* 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 for Product Specialists and Managers.

* Produce weekly/monthly reports on rebate targets/actuals for Product Specialists and Managers.

* Complete ad-hoc job-related tasks as directed by a member of the Exertis management team.

* Manage supplier relationships.

* Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the DCC Group Code of Conduct.

Performance Measures

* Profitability - GP and Margin %

* Aged stock

* DOS Stock holding / Stock turns

* Daily fill rate

* Margin Contribution - Rebate and add-back.

* Traded Accounts

Key Interfaces

* Our people

* Our customers

* All internal departments

* Nominated business partners/suppliers

Essential Requirements

* Excellent communication skills

* Sales and marketing skills with an understanding of call centre management, policies and procedures

* Excellent customer service and handling skills

* Strong Commercial awareness

* Product knowledge

* Planning and organisation

* Flexibility, adaptability and initiative

* Confidence and determination

* Team player

* Presentation skills, both internally and to our customers

* Good administrative skills

* Highly numerate/literate

* IT skills consisting of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

* Strong negotiation skills
Role: Product Manager
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire,

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