Product Manager - Oxford

  • Job Reference: H428
  • Date Posted: 17 August 2017
  • Location: Oxford UK
  • Salary: £35,000 to £42,500
  • Sector: Marketing / Sales, Biology / Pharma
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Consultants
  • Email: info@harringtonrecruitment.com
  • Telephone: 0208 349 8112

Job Description

Job Summary:

  • Accountable for delivery of service and product portfolio that supports the company’s strategy and goals.
  • Works with the Custom Product Manager to distribute accurate plans, through the business planning process
  • Distributes on plans, through organisation and management of allocated responsibilities from visionary stages through product & service life cycle, to increase profit and meet market, financial and growth objectives.  grow sales, recognises opportunities and improvements, creates effective marketing campaigns and sales and training support
  • Product expert and ‘go-to’ resource for area of accountability

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with key internal and external stakeholders, review the current service and product offering. Determine current and new value; include evaluation of positioning, pricing, supply, manufacturing and discontinuation of unprofitable or ‘out-of-date’ products and services. The general goal is to boost our gross margins and drive revenue growth.
  • Focus on customer needs, market trends, technology growth and competitor powers into cohesive service and portfolio strategies. Convey a business plan in support of market demands, in line with the Company’s Business Planning Process. Deliver reasoned product and service growth approvals and buy/build decisions. Liaise with marketing, sales, operations and production teams to deliver products and services that meet the necessary specifications.
  • Initiate products and services into the market through all applicable channels, including e-commerce routes. Outline and execute go-to-market strategies, considering positioning, price, licensing and contracts, internal training needs and indirect materials. This will mean working closely with stakeholders across the company.
  • Arrange and drive voice-of-customer and voice-of-sales processes to recognise customer needs in applicable segments; develop KOL relationships across appropriate market segments. Become the business partner for our sales teams and other customer touch-points.

Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Experience of strategic and tactical marketing planning and application
  • Ability to recognise market opportunities, champion these opportunities, and create business plans for internal checks
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Confident at connecting with all levels of business, colleagues and customers
  • Arranging, numeracy and written skills
  • Project management experience desirable

Education:

Degree in life sciences is essential.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years product marketing within the life sciences region
  • Provable track record of bringing successful products to market
  • Experience in a customer facing role is highly desirable
  • Experience of supply of reagent materials in mass quantities would be advantageous