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Product Manager

Job Title: Product Manager

Salary & Benefits: Up to £48,000 depending upon experience with Excellent Benefits Package

Location: Torquay, Devon

As Product Manager, you will be reporting to the Product Management Director in the Industrial and Telecom Business Unit having responsibility for meeting business performance commitments to key stakeholders. You will coordinate and manage the commercial function of the business, achieving objectives for growth, delivering both revenue and margin targets. The Product Manager will understand market trends and turn opportunities into sales in collaboration with the global sales team. You will coordinate all aspects of customer interaction, delivering better than industry standard for customer service.

Product Manager Requirements:

* In depth knowledge of Photonics and its applications, specifically Fibre Optics
* Knowledge of market structures and influences
* Comprehensive knowledge of industry trends, including new products and solutions
* Engineering (Optics/Physics/Electronics/Mechanical/Software) and/or Business Degree
* 3+ years' experience in a product management, development, sales or marketing role
* Proven internal and customer facing presentation skills
* Demonstrated leadership skills
* Experience in technical design, project management and relationship management essential
* Proven experience in commercial negotiation of large customer accounts

Product Manager Responsibilities:

* Achieve budget revenue and margin within target markets
* Ownership of all assigned/approved products - responsible for driving product cost, margin, delivery quality, roadmap and performance objectives
* Understanding the market space, opportunities, competitive forces, and product differentiation
* Define and ensure product roadmap alignment
* Collaborating with Marketing in the generation of product launch materials & collateral that excite sales and customers alike
* Ownership of product specification and fit to customer or market requirement
* Develop customer intimacy and be the "voice of the customer" in S&OP process. Provide S&OP process with accurate rolling forecast information
* Manage commercial aspects of NPI process
* With input from Global Sales guide engineering on NPI and define R&D priorities, translating market requirements into product concepts
* Responsible for product pricing, understanding cost base and ensure price lists are current
* Regularly visit international customers to develop existing and prospective customers
* Manage site input to trade shows and events
* Influence corporate R&D strategy to benefit site objectives and meet site growth and budget ambitions
* Mobility is required in order to travel to customers and trade shows

If you would like to be considered for this Product Manager role, please click on Apply now to get in touch.

Contact Details:
Direct dial: 07730 132377
Contact: Paul Edwards

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