Assistant Product Manager

Kent, Sevenoaks
£21000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
22 Feb 2018
22 Mar 2018
Nicola Roberts
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Product Manager

Passionate about products?
Looking for a role that involves the full marketing mix?
Want to work with an expanding business with an international presence?

About the client
As a market leader within B2B office products in UK, our client has enjoyed strong year on year growth: in revenues, market share and geographical reach across Europe. Much of this growth has been driven by their strong digital and partner strategy and innovative products and they are now looking to support this expansion with new hires in the team.

About the Role
Our client's products are evolving and as an Assistant Product Manager working with the marketing and supplier teams, you'll be helping to develop and deliver a range of new products from concept all the way through to production, offering a rare opportunity to work on all aspects of the marketing mix. It is a broad role where you will have exposure to the whole portfolio of products (distributed in-store and online in the UK and international markets) and will be working on a variety of activities within the product path.

Reporting directly to the marketing manager, you will primarily be responsible for successful project management of the new product development process, acting as the owner of this process and enabling any delivery of products, on time and in full, prior to any launch.

Key tasks:
*Create and update all relevant product development documents, sharing with the team and the suppliers as necessary.
*Working closely with manufacturers to co-ordinate
*Managing the process of all NPD documentation
*Working alongside the marketing manager on all projects and new product launches
*Critical path creation and management
*Organising the delivery of development samples and adhering to deadlines
*Conducting research on trends, competitors, consumers and designs
*Liaising with design teams on creative packaging design, art work and proofing
*Product changes and supplier relation's management
*Ensure all website images and content for product is displayed accurately and feedback any errors and amends to the online team
*Ensure sales and marketing team have all necessary product knowledge and materials to be able to support the delivery of the product strategy.
*Support the relevant teams to optimise communication with product- related information.
*Ownership of the sample deadlines, troubleshooting any potential issues to achieve desired deadlines

Candidate requirements
*Good experience within a junior marketing role or new product development experience
*Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
*Detail oriented with strong follow through, able to organise and prioritise multiple projects and work independently.
*Able to think proactively.
*Excellent analytical and numerical skills.
*A proficient user of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (use of formulae is essential, knowledge of pivot tables, VLOOKUP is an advantage).
*Positive and outgoing with a solution-oriented attitude.
*Ideally you will also have a second language: French, German, Italian, Spanish

What is in it for you?
Located in historic Sevenoaks (car drivers a must please), our client offers a competitive salary plus bonus.

In addition, they provide all employees with an extensive list benefits that include: pension, 26 days holiday plus birthdays off, onsite parking and refreshments. More importantly however they offer an environment where you will have the opportunity grow and develop your career in a supportive environment.

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