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12 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Benefits
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: All
Contact: Blue Octopus Team
Sector: Retail
Category: Graduate Marketing Jobs, Product Marketing Jobs

Today, our client is one of the leading suppliers of construction products and systems in Europe. They have top-ranking positions across most of their product ranges and markets and in the UK have ambitious growth targets.


Their ambition is to unlock the potential in their products, the building systems they create, and also, at the heart of it all, their people. Whatever job you do with them, you’ll be part of something more as you’ll be helping to shape the way people build and live.


What the job involves…


Reporting to the Product Manager, the Junior Product Manager will develop the product portfolio within the company.


  • Support the product management team in all aspects of innovation from gathering market insights, investigating attractive market segments, exploring their strategic search fields and developing unique, value adding solutions for our customers. Leading to direct responsibility for a product portfolio.
  • Existing Product Development (EPD). Supporting the implementation of EPD plans including managing range extensions and product upgrades. Ensuring adherence to the Innovation Process.
  • Maintain and develop product packaging ensuring compliance with all necessary standards including health & safety requirements.
  • Maintaining, adding and removing products as necessary, monitoring sales and profitability and making necessary actions to stimulate demand
  • Monitor competitor activity, communicate relevant information to the business to support strategy development and portfolio planning
  • Be responsible for monitoring product profitability and communicating action plans to the sales and marketing teams. Maintain and update internal databases in support of key stakeholders and customer information requests.
  • Be responsible for monthly reporting, trend analysis and identifying issues & corrective actions at an early stage. Creation of dashboards including Innovation performance.
  • Functional support to product managers and other internal stakeholders as required
  • Always promote Health & Safety in the workplace, displaying excellent personal safety and challenging others when unsafe behaviour is observed


What they are looking for…




  • Bachelor’s Degree in a marketing or technical discipline (2:2 or above)
  • Outgoing, resilient and inquisitive personality with drive and ambition
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office package (especially Excel)
  • Skills in Numeracy, literacy & communication
  • Drivers Licence



  • Degrees that include; Product/Industrial design, Construction
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Knowledge of construction and/or building markets
  • Office based commercial experience
  • Foreign language (French or other European language)


This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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