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7 months ago
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Job type: Contract
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Epson Europe BV
Sector: Marketing
Category: Product Marketing Jobs

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies. We offer an extensive array of award-winning products across the world ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.

Reporting to the Manager Product Management, the Product Manager is responsible for all aspects of the product lifecycle with a specific focus on pre-launch activity in our Emerging Markets territory. The Product Manager is the key point of contact for all other departments for product expertise and market understanding and is responsible for managing the balance between volume forecast and price positioning to maximise category performance. This role is a fixed term contract and the end date is expected to be 30th November 2017.

This role is based at our offices at Westside, Hemel Hempstead.

Key responsibilities:

Technology

  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of key Epson technologies and those of competitors. In addition the Product Manager should have an understanding of key technologies in the IT market and what are the future tendencies
  • Knowledge and skill set to technically evaluate products/competitors with popular IT environments (Different OS/Software etc) and present findings clearly

Product Planning

  • Track the price/features/value propositions of key competitors with a segmented approach working with other stakeholders and customers as required. Use this information and technology developments as inputs to plan future product (s)
  • In conjunction with Seiko Epson Corporation, from the product's differentiation identify the Customer Value (benefits) of the product to be launched
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of the key competitors, end users and channel partners who influence the market
  • Project Manage all aspects of pre- launch and launch preparation for product ensuring that they enter the market fit for purpose
  • Regularly liaise with parent company in order to ensure that product reaches market fit for purpose

Market

  • Working with the Market Research team, use external and internal data sources to build the correct segmented market sizing and trend view for business and product planning

Customer

  • Working with the Market Research team and stakeholders, gain an insight and understanding of the customer profile for the allocated product (s). The understanding will include the market segment and resulting 'customer value' to ensure a correct understanding of the customer requirements

Planning

  • Assist the Manager of Product Managers to propose future Volume/Revenue/Profit plans based on knowledge of market and group of products. Communicate forecasts to relevant departments
  • Support local sales and marketing colleagues at customer events / Journalist presentations / exhibitions etc. to ensure that products are presented / demonstrated at their best

Communication

  • In conjunction with Seiko Epson Corporation, from the product's differentiation identify the Customer Value (benefits) of the product to be launched
  • Work closely with the Marketing department in order to ensure that communication to customer is optimised using all relevant media and communication channels
  • As an experienced engaging professional with a good mix of technical, marketing and commercial knowledge; you will work closely with our sales, pre-sales, in-country Business Managers, Consumer Product launch group and service teams. Confident and demonstrably be able to communicate across a range of audiences, including Epson's head office in japan

Key skills and experience required to perform this role:

  • Applications are welcomed from Product Managers or Assistant Product Managers with substantial experience gained within their current role
  • Graduate level education in a technology or marketing background
  • Good communication skills and the ability to network
  • Numerate with attention to detail
  • Analytic and questioning manner with the ability to make sense of data
  • Good Excel knowledge and general IT knowledge (PC and Mobile OS's, Network)
  • Speaking more than one European language is desirable

If you are seeking an opportunity to work for a market leading vendor, providing Product Management support across our Emerging Markets we would love to hear from you.

Epson makes products for a wide range of customers and we are committed to having a diverse workforce. We offer a competitive salary and with an outstanding suite of benefits. Colleagues based in our offices at Westside, Hemel Hempstead work in an excellent waterside location with close proximity to Apsley train station, onsite parking and a subsidised restaurant.


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