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Product Manager

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Posted On:
11 September 2018
Design/Graphics Design
Salary range:
£28000.00 - £35000.00 per Annum
Work Type:
Work Time:
Full Time


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 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

* 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.

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Benefits: Benefits