Product Manager - Retail

  • Job Reference: 620218861-2
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Smartsearch Recruitment
  • Location: Denton, Manchester
  • Salary: £37,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Product Manager, Salary: £37-40k, 37.5hrs per week Monday - Friday, flexibility around remote / home working with a requirment to be work in the Stalybridge office for the initial onboarding period.

This is a key role within the team. The candidate must be passionate about all aspects of product. Be capable of challenging, influencing and making high-level decisions, effectively managing relationships, and delivering financial performance. Manage all aspects of stock control, ordering and replenishment. Driving improved performance and customer experience through exceptional stock management. We are keen to consider candidates with experience in a Product Manager or similar role e.g. Merchandiser, Buyer with analytical skills.

Key aspects of the Product Manager role:

Accountable for formulating & delivering range assortment plans, and identification of key growth opportunities to maximise sales and profit
Full responsibility for delivering on the financial plan: Sales, Intake Margin, Rebates.
Responsible for negotiating costs & supplier terms.
Ensure the right stock is in the right place, at the right time.
Take a proactive and lead role in the recommendation and decision-making regarding product launch and life cycle stages.
Manage purchases and stock levels, in line with stock targets
Guidance & Input around Forecasting process and category management
Availability analysis: Create and track range performance, whilst monitoring stock levels and ensuring availability for customers
Demonstrate strong planning and project management skills to ensure that targets are always met.
Inter- Departments: Be a team player and work across departments within the company to achieve the same aims and goals.
Supplier management: ensure our suppliers are consistently meeting our expectations and growing with us.
Candidate requirements:

Experience in a Retail Product Manager or similar role e.g Buyer, Merchandiser with analytical skills.
Excellent management, interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent attention to detail and level of accuracy.
Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
Advanced Excel Skills
Ability to prioritise and work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels within the business
Proven track record of negotiating and delivering cost savings
Product management (NPD and Range build).
Strong commercial acumen supported by sound judgement
If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for then please apply attaching your CV.

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Key words: Retail Product Manager, Merchandiser, Retail Buyer