Product Manager

  • Our client is a successful friendly business that designs and supplies a variety of own label and branded gift wrap, stationery, ceramics and gifts to major retail chains.
  • As an expanding business they now have a vacancy for a Product Manager, ideally with experience in the relevant product areas to join the company in West Yorkshire.
  • The Product Manager will be responsible for bringing ranges of wrap and gifting products to market, from design stage through to delivery.
  • Working closely with both our customers and our international supply base you will ensure that products are created to a detailed specification, delivered on time and within budget.

Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Manage product launches from customer sign off through production and delivery
  • A point of contact for key customer accounts to determine customer requirements relating to product
  • Create detailed product specifications for both internal and external stakeholders for set up and maintenance of product ranges.
  • Negotiate and calculate landed costs for internationally supplied products
  • Sourcing and purchasing from an international supply base
  • Brief and check product and packaging artwork for print approval
  • Manage production progress in line with internal and customer critical date paths to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ensure customer sampling requirements are communicated internally and externally and samples ordered in accordance with the CDP.
  • Manage sample approvals and liaise with suppliers and customers to obtain sign off
  • Liaise with customers to obtain essential information required to meet customer CDPs and highlight any issues to Senior Account Managers and Operations team.
  • Check supplier reports on stock availability, review stock levels and highlight future stock requirements internally.
  • Communicate with customers on any product and stock queries.

Skills and Experience:

  • Highly organised with a methodical and focused work attitude and great attention to detail.
  • Forward thinking and pro-active with excellent time management skills
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Commercially aware, ideally with experience of dealing with large retailers and passionate about building products that customers love.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly and effectively.
  • Qualified to degree level or with 2 years relevant experience in product management.
  • Numerate and computer literate and possess a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.



Shelley Velati or Rina Gokani

Reference: SVRG/85941

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