Assistant Product Manager – Outdoor Products

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ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Techtronic Industries is a fast-growing world leader in Power Tools, Accessories, Hand Tools, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Floor Care for Do-It-Yourself (DIY), professional and industrial users in the home improvement, repair, maintenance, construction and infrastructure industries. The Company is committed to accelerating the transformation of these industries through superior environmentally friendly cordless technology. The TTI brands like MILWAUKEE and RYOBI are recognized worldwide for their deep heritage and cordless product platforms of superior quality, outstanding performance, safety, productivity and compelling innovation.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The EMEA outdoor team is responsible for all aspects of Product Development & Product Marketing for TTI garden brands within its territory of Europe, Middle East & Africa. Reporting to the Product Management team, this function will take on a supportive role in managing the NPD process for one or more product ranges which will drive growth through the sales regions within the territory.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Working within the Product Management Team, you will be responsible for supporting and delivering the product strategy that will allow the company to succeed in its targets and future goals.
  • You will be required to become the expert in your product categories, (through use, reviews with the technical team and demonstration), you will be required to define new products for the successful timely launches across EMEA. Building a rolling 3-year road map for given categories. Including promotional options.
  • Manage the efficient launch of new products with an emphasis on SKU control ensuring we manage variations for markets and retailers – via effective phase in and out processes.
  • Landscaping; market & customer profiling to allow a clear understanding of product & category trends across Europe.
  • Defining product features & specifications required on future product launches.
  • Executing product launches through the business with ‘On time’, On Cost’ and ‘On Quality’ being KPI; with emphasis on:
  • Production dates,
  • Product detail such as manuals, packaging, decals, etc.,
  • Communication of product schedules to the regions.
  • Monitoring the performance of the product streams against given targets.
  • Working with the Brand & Communication team on launch packs, merchandising & marketing materials to support your products.
  • Interaction with other departments such as Supply Chain, Engineering, Industrial Design, Finance, Sales & Customer services.
  • Briefing other colleagues in all areas of product function, features & performance.
  • Customer visits to gain market knowledge.
  • Attendance at European meetings / EMM’s.
  • Support, planning and attendance at European Consumer Conferences. Presenting to wide audiences.
  • Working with our Marketing team & outside agencies to develop product catalogues, literature and digital assets.
  • Manufacturing site visits to monitor progress on production launches – Asia based.
  • Other tasks as necessary.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in Marketing preferably).
  • Min. 2 yrs. Experience in product management and / or sales & marketing, specializing in consumer DIY products in durable goods/consumer goods company.
  • A good working knowledge of relevant software packages used in the office environment (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc)
  • Clear communication, both verbal & written.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • The ability to interact at all levels of the business.
  • A strong determination to achieve & to deliver commercial opportunities into the business.
  • A good team spirit, but critically, being a strong self starter.
  • A second European language, particularly German, Swedish or French would be of benefit.

 

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Techtronic Industries is a fast-growing world leader in Power Tools, Accessories, Hand Tools, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Floor Care for Do-It-Yourself (DIY), professional and industrial users in the home improvement, repair, maintenance, construction and infrastructure industries.

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