Product Manager - (MBAR-C6GK58)

  • Vacancy Title
  • Product Manager - (MBAR-C6GK58)
  • Company
  • JCB
  • Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive dependant on experience
  • Closing Date
  • 29/10/2021
  • Job Description
  • We have a great opportunity for a Product Manager to join our sales team

    JCB is a truly world class, family owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further than JCB.

    Overview of the role:

    This exciting role is responsible for setting out the strategic direction of the JCB Wheeled Loader product portfolio, by identifying market trends, developing innovative features and technologies, listening and responding to the “voice of the customer” and prioritising commercial opportunities.

    You will work with cross functional teams throughout the new product development process ensuring; Industry leading attributes, promotional material, measurable customer benefits and commercial strategy are delivered with each programme.

    In addition, detailed analysis of monthly forecasts vs annual budgets and monitoring of product costs in support of market competitiveness will be key activities.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Support the General Manager in setting the strategic direction and product roadmap by working with regional teams to develop plans that deliver growth in-line with the five-year plan
    • Propose balanced commercial strategies working closely with the commercial & sales team
    • Maintain a thorough understanding of the competitive landscape
    • Support new product introduction programmes, including customer evaluation, benchmarking, commercial strategy, product brief and timing
    • Manage and develop the Product Specialist roles and day to day activities in support of business and personal objectives
    • Develop marketing and distribution strategies that support the five-year plan
    • Monthly input and monitoring of the sales and operations process. i.e., budgets, forecasts and actuals

    About you:

    The role requires the individual to be an outstanding company ambassador with strong financial and commercial acumen, including the ability to construct, analyse and present business cases to drive strategic growth in-line with our five-year plan. 

    Willingness to travel as necessary with the ability to negotiate and influence at the highest level of any organisation, including: JCB business units, dealers and customers whilst demonstrating a sound knowledge of machinery markets.

    High level of confidence, self-awareness and ability to lead and manage a multi discipline team.

    A proven track record that clearly demonstrates your experience in capital equipment, leading change and developing product strategies to drive business growth.

     

    Sound knowledge and hands on experience of Microsoft office packages. SAP knowledge would be an advantage.

    What’s in it for you?

    To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company’s healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave.

    JCB: Building a Brighter Future

    JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

    Recruitment Agencies: JCB does not accept any speculative approaches to present candidates for advertised vacancies.