Product Manager (Maker and Education)

Preston, Permanent 30,000

Job Details

Product Manager – Maker and Education Our client, a leading Electronic component manufacturer based in Preston is looking to recruit a Product Manager with specific experience of Electronics encompassing Raspberry Pi technology and Single Board Technology.The purpose of the role is to 

  • To manage and develop a market leading portfolio of products and suppliers
  • To effectively market new and existing products 
You will be working closely with the Business Development Manager for Maker and Education to develop customer and to expand the company's presence within those markets.As part of your package you will receive:* Child Care Vouchers* Annual Bonus scheme - depending on company performance*Concierge service*Life Assurance*Long Service Awards*Eye Care*Travel plan support*Flexible working hours*Free fruit*Gym subsidy*Pension schemeYour main accountabilities will be:To manage a portfolio of products with a value of up to £7mand be responsible for up to 10,000 product lines
  • Sales and margin responsibility for a portfolio of products
  • Identification of new opportunities and the development of initiatives around product types
  • Direct mail and marketing initiative support: product selections, pricing and layout
  • Develop and support the e-commerce channel
  • Product lifecycle management: cost price negotiation, introduction, setting and maintaining sell prices, support the removal of SLOB stock and replacement product links
  • Negotiation of cost prices and setting and maintaining sell prices in line with margin expectations
  • Develop and identify Private label products sourced from the Far East
  • Pricing from market research, benchmarking and margin expectations
  • Develop relationships with key strategic suppliers and identify new suppliers
  • New supplier identification and approval in line with the expectations of the Business as a whole inc T&C’s negotiation, sales targets, supply chain maximisation, retro discounts, payment terms etc 
  • Sales and Marketing planning and support 
  • Competitor and market research
  • Third level Technical support
  • Attend and support the company's presence at Maker Fairs and other shows and events
  • Comprehensive Sales support
  • Product compliance
     My client have specifically stated that the 3 most important aspects in order to apply and qualify for an interview are:*Electronics knowledge - degree or HNC*Good communication skills*Proven ability to get results.If you believe that this is the perfect role for you then contact us right away.  

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