Product Manager

11 May 2018
24 May 2018
Leslie Davies
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is responsible for the product management of European models to ensure the right product offering to compete in the European market place.

This pivotal role will also require involvement with all areas of the European business to successfully bring product to market.

Client Details

My Berkshire based client is an automotive giant with a diverse range of automotive products. Known for their quality and sleek design they're offering the right individual the chance to learn and develop in a truly global business.


The Product Manager's key responsibilities will include:

* Manage the entire product life cycle of a group of models from planning to market launch

* Specify customer's requirements for each model development.

* As Project leader, prepare and present evaluation report to top management at each key step of the model development flow.

* Work closely with all key stakeholders in the R&D and engineering teams to champion customer voice.

* Conduct and manage market research and focus groups to understand customers' acceptance of our products.

* Proactively maintain up to date comprehensive understanding of competitor product strategies and new trends across Europe.

* Manage information flow to Branches and share the planning and status of model development in the European line-up

* Lead the model launch flow working closely with Sales, After-sales, Marketing & PR teams to ensure success of each Pan-European model launch.

* Plan Pan-European events to share complete model information with key stakeholders and Branches.

* Management, motivation and development of direct reports.


The successful Product Manager will ideally display:

* Strong leadership and influencing skills coupled to a strong ethic of teamwork in an international environment.

* Natural communicator and strong negotiator, able to build and maintain good relationships across all cultures and disciplines.

* Sales, product planning or other related experience in the automotive industry.

* Extensive knowledge of the car market and keen interest in cars.

* Comprehensive understanding & experience of Market research techniques and delivery.

* High level of numerical competence and strong attention to detail.

* Very well organised with the ability to work under pressure and effectively prioritise in order to meet tight deadlines.

* Confident presentation skills.

* Highly proficient PC skills (especially Excel and Powerpoint).

* Able to travel within Europe and work effectively in an international environment

Job Offer

The Product Manager role will be based in Berkshire and will be paying a competitive salary for the right applicant.

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