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Product Manager

Job Description

Product Manager


£28K - £35K + Benefits

Full-Time Monday to Friday - Permanent

Our client, a well established and successful workwear company is looking for an experienced senior product manager to join their Manchester offices.

Key Tasks

  • To research, design, create, develop and deliver products within an assigned product category to meet the company's core value proposition and objectives.
  • Research and develop commercial product to grow sales
  • Calculate costs of new products. Be aware of target market selling prices
  • Manage the creation of proto-type samples.
  • Present ideas and products to senior management and sales representatives.
  • Make recommendations for the final selection of products for production.
  • Create detailed technical measurement and construction specifications.
  • Arrange photography sessions of chosen product.
  • Write marketing text for the sales brochure.
  • Train and supervise junior staff on a variety of duties associated with product development.
  • Partner with team members in China to create accurate samples and bulk production.
  • Inspect and fit pre-production and production samples to make sure all products are made correctly within production deadlines.
  • Communicate with overseas suppliers to identify and solve problems before they impact on production.
  • Monitor and track production until it is delivered to the warehouse.
  • Quality check random production samples at the warehouse.
  • Analyse sales data and make recommendations for future purchasing of product.
  • Communicate with sales representatives and customers on technical questions related to products.
  • Work with test-houses to ensure product is certified to relevant norms correctly.
  • Ensure all products in range are REACH compliant and arrange testing on these where necessary.
  • Be familiar with M3 stock system and use to monitor product supply.
  • Work with sales team on customer special orders and give these priority at all times.

Key skills

  • Previous experience within workwear or outdoor clothing industry.
  • 3rd level qualification in Garment Design is ESSENTIAL.
  • Good business acumen with the ability to assimilate and absorb a variety of product information.
  • Multitasking and strong attention to details.
  • Being targets and result driven.

Please note:

  • If you have not been contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion.
  • We accept spontaneous applications via email - do not hesitate to send us your CV, stating what kind of role you would be looking for.
  • Please do not hesitate to regularly have a look at the Kerr Recruitment website for an overview of all our vacancies.

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