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27 days ago
Clipper UK
Salary: £40,000 plus 15% bonus plus benefits
Location: Basildon
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: All
Contact: Clipper .
Sector: FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, Advertising / Creative Agency
Category: Product Development Jobs

Hays Marketing is proud to be working in partnership with Clipper UK who are the exclusive distributor for all Clipper products throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, with direct supply to major multiple retail and the wholesale cash & carry sectors, as well as supply to distribution partners in the independent wholesale sector.

Due to continued growth and success they are looking to recruit a Product Manager to join their team in Basildon, Essex which is a key and pivotal appointment to help continue to drive product growth and business performance.

The Product Manager will have the overall responsibility of their product range of clipper lighters, RYO and accessories in the UK. The main objective is to increase CUK business with the correct range of product and the correct marketing mix.

The Product Manager is responsible for their Marketing plan and targets to achieve their annual product objectives. Responsible for the P&L analysis by product, product categories, controlling Sales, sales analysis, margin and expenses. Negotiate with Clipper HQ and other direct suppliers, buying, forecasting, stock control and monitoring the flow of products. Also responsible for the development of the distribution plan together with the General Manager and Sales team.

You will be degree educated or equivalent with a background in product management. You will also have experience of working within a similar organisation where you have managed a variety of different product types and high number of suppliers. Excellent analytical skills to evaluate performance and interpret results, be competent in IT and have advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and have experience of using SAP, SAGE, and forecasting programs. Work well as part of a team and use your own initiative.

Key Essential Skills:

  • Strong analytical mindset
  • Data driven
  • Macro understanding of the FMCG product market
  • Ability to understand the lifestyle/lifespan of the product
  • Strategic thinker
  • Budget and P&L experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong understanding of Logistics and Stock Control
  • Highly adept with Excel, SAGE and SAP

In return, Clipper UK are offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes a 15% bonus, free onsite parking, early finish at 2:30pm every Friday plus much more. You will also be expected to travel to Barcelona up to four times a year and attend their sales annual conference once a year.

This is an exciting time to join Clipper UK and if you feel you have the drive and the passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.

For more information about the role and organisation please visit: hays.co.uk/jobs/clipper-uk or for an informal discussion please contact Simon Hardy who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Clipper UK.

This is an urgent appointment, so interviews will take place immediately.

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