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Product Manager

A versatile immediately available Product Manager with over 15 years’ experience in sourcing and development of private label, licenced and OEM consumer products.   They have worked in a diverse range of product sectors and services including i.e. gifting, toiletries, apparel, soft accessories, dress up, education, logistics, home enhancement and the car aftermarket, project managing ranges that need to be developed.  They are customer centric, methodical and efficient with a keen eye for detail.  They have the ability to draw upon extensive product knowledge, self-learn, use initiative and work autonomously whilst collaborating and coordinating with others to problem solve, take calculated risks, adapt to changing business needs and deliver the results required.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
●Evaluate   ●Research    ●Decision making & problem solving  ●Product development ●Negotiation ●Collaboration   ●Critical paths   ●Product road maps   ●Business development   ●Cost engineering    ●Analytical work   ●Innovation     ● P & L Management

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in collaboration with teams to complete tasks
  • Experience in comparative shopping, researching and trend analysis.
  • Developed robust roadmaps and critical paths to manage product ranges in different sectors as well as managing teams simultaneously overseas and in the UK
  • Developed exclusive ranges for major retailers
  • Travelled to FE, developing business with new factories and creating OEM innovations
  • Experienced in converting loss leaders into profitable accounts and bringing in additional revenue
  • Developed and delivered £6m business for major retailer  in year 1
  • Launched the first Men’s toiletry range generating £600k profit in year 1, and growth of £1m in Year 2
  • Developed an exclusive range of toys for major retailer – £2m Turnover
  • Initiated a project with technical to consolidate factories and save on testing costs, contributing savings on P&L
  • Travelled to Hong Kong and China and developed business with new factories and created new OEM innovations
  • Maintained 30% margin on all products sold to Major retailer through negotiation without devaluing the range.
  • Rescued a major account, converting a loss leader, bringing in additional £89k
  • Developed European business through relationship management and trend analysis worth £2m
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