Product Manager, Yorkshire

Salary: £55K
Sector: New Product Development
Location: Yorkshire
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

The Role
• Forming part of the Senior Business and Marketing department and working closely with our Sales Controller and Technical team you will be responsible for owning NPD and Innovation projects from concept to launch across packaging and product workstreams.
• Responsible for identifying new opportunities, generating, and developing concepts and reviewing commercial viability of NPD/Innovation plans
• Responsible for reviewing and shortlisting ideas, working with brand and innovation teams, to align on priorities and resource
• Lead cross functional teams, and act as sponsor for taking projects through the stage gate process from ideation to post launch reviews. Including recommendations to stop projects that become not commercially viable.
• Create product and packaging developments and the review of recipes with NPD, technical and other key stakeholders
• Create packaging design briefs and manage the design and artwork process through to approved to print
• Responsible for developing compelling and unique product propositions which have a clearly defined target segment and need
• Responsible for the consumer/shopper validation insights. Including creating concept propositions and research briefs for NPD ideas
• Work with the Senior Innovation Manager on the RSP, promotional plans and target cogs for NPD/Innovation projects. Achieving sign off with Commercial Heads and Purchasing.
• Accountable for the attendance and sign off for first production launches, if required
• Accountable for the Innovation KPi’s including success rates and profitability targets/contributions for your assigned projects
• Work with the Senior Innovation Manager on “big bets” and complete the briefing to the comms and brand teams for them to implement launch campaigns
• Working with the project manager to deliver accurate and on time reporting and recommending corrective action plans
• Responsible for the creation and presentation of innovation/NPD presentations, presell and retailer pitches and organising samples
• Continuously monitor and act on trends and keep a close eye on competitive activity in the marketplace, suggest new ways of working and regularly review working practices to deliver efficiency and speed to market.
• Attend and support at events/conferences in the UK and Internationally

Successful Candidate
• Marketing qualification and/or experience within a Product Marketing role
• Experience in innovation and product launch roles and stage gate process. Including the leadership of product launches from concept to implementation
• Experience of commercial costings and setting pricing strategies
• Good team working skills with the ability to interface and influence a diverse range of stakeholders
• Creative, innovative, and self-starter with attention to detail
• Commercially savvy, with strong analytics skills
• Excellent organisation skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Problem solver with a positive and can-do attitude
• Thrives in a fast-paced and time pressured environment

The Package
• 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
• Pension 3% employer/ 5% employee
• Hybrid working or 3 days in the office with some travel required to attend meetings and events

Meet your consultant
Bobby Bratton
bobby.bratton@drnewitt.com

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