Senior Product Manager

UK-London
Category
Merchandising
Division
TLG Brands

Specific Responsibilities

§  Clear understanding and management of all MTO business including but not limited to TK Maxx and Avon development

§  Responsible in ensuring all MTO targeted margins are achieved

§  Ensure smooth operation of all MTO business

 

 

(Based on our four performance management competency areas - )

Strategy & Innovation:

·         Understand and manage the critical path ensuring all key dates are met

·         Understand targeted margin and ensure this is met through negation of product cost with relevant factories

·         Support in building product strategy ensuring brand image is maintained and targets are met

·         Work closely with Inventory Manager to ensure alignment of MTO and clearance strategies

 

Operations & Results:

·         Ensure all relevant sampling is available for key dates

·         Liaise with factories and China office on development samples

·         Liaise with Creative Department on CADs where required

·         Manage product price targets and RRP

·         Manage cross costing when required, with relevant factories

·         Manage processes post purchase order including testing and sampling requirements

·         Build and maintain master MTO range sheets

·         Negotiate lead times and place official POs with factories

·         Work with factories on MOQs ensuring careful management of raw materials

·         Create and maintain product codes in ERP

·         Any other ad hoc duties

 

Customers & Relationships:

·         Support Account Manager in buying meetings

·         Primary liaison with overseas vendors for Product Development from product specifications to sample approval

·         Consults with the appropriate departments or Managers on all non-routine decisions

·         Work with Quality Compliance department regarding any compliance issues

Skills and Requirements

Skills & Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to influence and negotiate effectively
  • Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of industrial processes/techniques and standards
  • Communication and customer-facing skills
  • The ability to cope with the pressure of deadlines
  • A willingness to build and maintain positive working relationships and to share information with others
  • Determination to achieve an end result, and optimism and enthusiasm when things don't go to plan

 

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter – high energy levels
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Resourceful
  • Strong professionally – credible with integrity
  • Good Listener – will challenge constructively and respond well to feedback

 

 

Other

Must be able to use MS Office applications – Word, Outlook, and Excel to an excellent standard

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