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Product Development Manager FTC 9 - 12 Months

RecruiterBis Henderson Recruitment
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
LocationsBedfordshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management
Date Posted28 November 2017

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Product Development Manager (9 - 12 Month Contract)
Northamptonshire £40,000 plus package

This role is a hybrid of analytical and creative abilities. It incorporates the delivery and interpretation of sales data analysis, margin/profit analysis, range participation analysis and range mapping alongside the task of collating creative insight, trends forecasting and material technology/technical intelligence to support the development and implementation of a category roadmap that drives growth in more than one business unit.
Our client is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of building materials. The successful candidate will be a key player in the design and implementation of a new product supply process and system for the entire group. This is a major project and this role is pivotal to the success of that project and the delivery of a substantial stock reduction.
We seek a degree educated, self motivated Supply Chain Development professional with a proven track record of implementing a demand, inventory and supply planning solution. You will need to be an analytically minded individual whose deep understanding of global supply chain management will enable you to identify the root cause of issues and through staff engagement drive through effective solutions.

1. Identifying and developing relevant market/customer led design initiatives that will support the profitable growth of BU Kitchen Categories
2. Product Range Definition & Portfolio Management
● Creating useable and functional data for range mapping to further develop strategies on:
o Range reduction / portfolio management o Harmonisation
o NPD & Innovation o Lifecycle management
o Continuous product improvement
o Value engineering
3. Reviewing the profitability of BU ranges and (along with the Head of Design & Innovation) taking the appropriate decision to develop / retain / reduce / eliminate from a ‘global’ company standpoint.
4. Leading & integrating closely on selection and decision making with all departments/teams. Ensuring all business cases demonstrate clear profitability.
5. Develop constructive, effective and supportive relationships within the business units and importantly with the Commercial and Marketing teams.
6. Develop & maintain effective relationships with strategic suppliers keeping updated of future developments and keeping TP at the forefront of future trends and opportunities.
7. Support the BU teams on CGI / photography, catalogue content, in store graphics/POS, in-store layouts, bay designs, decorative specifications and display dressing solutions.

If you have the skills and experience we seek then forward your CV to BiS Henderson without delay. This is the ideal opportunity for you to further develop your supply chain career within an organisation that is highly committed to their employees.

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Recruiter: Bis Henderson Recruitment
Tel: 01604 876 345
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