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Product Manager

Job Title: Product Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Havant, Hampshire
Industry:
Salary: Up to £50000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH14469_1570002308
Contact Name: Abbie Easton
Contact Email: aeaston@astutetechnical.co.uk
Job Published: October 2, 2019

Job Description


Product Manager
Havant
£50k + Bonus/Pension& Life Assurance/ Healthcare/Share Incentive Scheme/ Free parking
My client has been designing and manufacturing products that save lives for over 40 years. Their team members are passionate, driven and up for a challenge. They are currently looking for an experienced, dynamic & driven Product Manager to join their rapidly growing company.


Strategy
Propose and implement business strategies for products
Review and evaluate existing product portfolio with respect to Apollo market segments, audiences and verticals
Secure long-term profitable growth and the achievement of revenue and profit - focusing on specified product ranges and key geographical markets
Propose product roadmap - identifying trends and opportunities for Apollo in the future
Propose strategic aims, vision and market ambition for the responsible products
Propose revenue targets and profit margins, and ensure cost base targets are not exceeded


Product Lifecycle Management
Interact with the internal and external audiences to clearly understand the market requirements and perceptions of the Apollo portfolio.
Analyse the market and competition with a view to ensure product leadership
Recommend and document new product opportunities. Review, justify and quantify all new product opportunities. Propose ideas for development that fit within the business strategy.
Propose comprehensive product and market plans.
Full end to end product ownership through the entire NPD process and product lifecycle; NPD documentation, Go-to-market plans, Pricing, Alpha & Beta testing, obsolescence among others
Propose annual pricing reviews and conduct continuous margin analysis


Partnerships
Build external relationships with our audiences, the wider market and external agencies to maximise the quality of information gathered
Build collaborative internal relationships with staff across the Product Marketing team and the wider business to ensure the smooth progress of projects


Communication
Interface with all relevant areas of the business (Sales, Mar-Coms, Technical, Supply Chain, Production & Test Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance and Quality) at all levels required. Understand the key drivers for each area to ensure buy in for all activities.
Support the communication of product roadmaps, product strategy, and implementation plans
Meet with stakeholders for discussions about new products and innovations. Make regular visits to partners and audiences to understand their respective strategies and ensure alignment
Support the construction of the Launch Calendar. Maintain credibility within the business and ensure support activity is fully aligned. Ensure activities required from the Mar-coms team are in line with the planned product introduction and delivery
Work with the Mar-coms team and sales managers to develop marketing materials, strategies and tools to support selling efforts. Ensure appropriateness of the material to the respective product.
Support local and international activities to enhance product communications both internally across Apollo's departments and sites and with our customers and partners. Present updates at Sales and Marketing meetings, project meetings and Director NPD sessions.
Assist with information for the yearly marketing plan / budget and calendar


General Responsibilities
To maintain and store sensitive and confidential employee information in a secure manner in compliance with the Data Protection Act.
The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not restrictive and the post holder may be required to undertake any other duties which may be required from time to time. Any such duties should not, however, substantially change the general character of the post

If you are interested in joining a growing and dynamic company contact Abbie on 02393 910042 or aeaston@astutetechnical.co.uk

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