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Ref: VR/05221

Product Manager

Location: Whitstable

Salary: Circa 


Our client is a market leading, global, interconnect specialist. This site employs over 200 people and specialises in the design and manufacture of a diverse range of connectors and interconnect products for a highly demanding customer base in the Aerospace, Military and Industrial sectors.

Due to further growth, and investment, they are now seeking to recruit a Product Managers who will help deliver unrivalled levels of excellence. They are recruiting for four Product Manager and envisage the roles to be split as follows: -

  • Man worn – interconnect and subsystems
  • High Power for ground and aerospace
  • EMI Filters and Cable Harnessing
  • Core commodity interconnect products

The ideal applicant will ideally have experience within the connector industry but this is something that can be trained if candidates are coming from a difference technical background (experience or education). You will be responsible for the development and implementation of product strategies including product direction, Marcoms, pricing, expense budgets, profit plans and future product development to manage your product category’s life cycle.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provides product related services to internal and external customers, such as customer quotations, technical support, product training, cost reduction programs, production support, and product plan
  • Assess commercial attractiveness of related New Product Introductions and act as the interface between customers/KAM and Commercial Team
  • Ensures that all appropriate routes to market are developed and supported, including distribution networks/partners
  • Interfaces with engineers, designers, suppliers and customers to develop product requirements and specifications
  • Compile and evaluate research on the market’s product requirements i.e. performance, pricing, service levels etc.
  • Reviews current product offerings to identify enhancements to current features and functionality
  • Assist in the development of marketing programs for relevant products
  • Ensure compliance with all Company Policies and that all activity is within Budget
  • Perform routine margin reviews in order to assume full responsibility for the achievement of acceptable and maximised margins
  • To identify and initiate source change requests so as to ensure products are made in the appropriate location in accordance with strategy and cost competitiveness

Essential Qualities include:

  • Ability to understand electronics product technology and its application to a market
  • Pricing / Costing experience
  • Commercial experience in a B2B market
  • Product Management / Marketing experience
  • Technical background

Desirable Qualities include:

  • Product Management / Marketing qualification
  • Engineering / Electronics qualification and or experience
  • Product knowledge
  • Market knowledge

Robert Fox

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