Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London

Description

This is a great Interim opportunity for a National Product Development Manager with a multi-site sports/leisure business based in London.

Client Details

Our client are a market leader within their industry, the need a National Product Development Manager to join their growing team and innovate across all customer segments.

Description

The National Product Development Manager will be responsible for the following:


- Understand current & future customer's needs in order to develop a pipeline of appropriate new products that drives incremental revenue & profit.


- Comfortable in creating new products as well as leading buying and negotiating price for products ranging from Food & Drink offering to vending, clothing & equipment.


- Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product across all aspects of the business.


- Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitor's products in both direct & non-direct competitors


- Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses


- Ensures product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels.


- Brings new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements and product development, preparing return-on-investment analyses.


- Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, operations and production - where applicable.

- Determines product pricing by utilising market research data; utilisation rates, regional differences, reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customised orders.


- Responsible for negotiating best commercial terms with both existing and future suppliers - whilst working with Marketing team to maximise sponsorship revenues.


- Working closely with Operations team to ensure that all initiatives are delivered through to clubs and staff on time & to budget

Profile

The candidate that joins the team will bring the following skills and attributes:


- Proven track record within a similar remit across multiple sites.


- Can demonstrate the ability to translate complex sets of data and insights into actions and propositions


- Has successfully taken new product development from proposition to implementation


- Effective project management skills.


- Strong analytical and research skills - detail orientated.


- Able to work to strict deadlines and KPI's


- An understanding of the sport industry would be an advantage.


- Ability to engage with various stakeholders.


- Innovative and creative


- Commercial


- Team player - but also happy to work alone on driving new initiatives

You need to be available at a maximum of 2 weeks notice.

Job Offer

Competitive salary/day rate circa 3 months + interim contract.


- "Product Management"

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  • orders