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Own Brand Product Manager

24/02/21 Kildare Neg

Permanent full-time

Quorum Search Partners is now working on a fantastic new Own Brand Product Manager role with an award-winning Irish food business based near Naas, Co. Kildare.

This is a great opportunity to grow and develop in a fast-paced environment.

The main focus of this role is to lead the strategic development of the Own Brand product portfolio within the business to deliver exceptional results for Own Brand products. Managing the product life cycle of the Own Brand ranges through leading internal and external strategic guidance, delivering great plans and driving the growth and profitability of these brands for the business and their Retail partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Assume accountability for the strategy of the own brand portfolios to ensure long term sustainable & profitable growth for the business.
  • To manage the Product Lifestyle for Own Brand from Ideation, Brief, Screen, Development, Launches, Margin Maximisation and ultimately to Repair or Relaunch or Remove.
  • Develop and manage relationships both internally and with key external stakeholders.
  • Set the areas of interest and direct the NPD team through key business briefs and project management.
  • Support and Align with Key Accounts on the customers requirements and enable better sales through developing key sell in stores.
  • To align to the category vision, support branding decisions (Brand v Own Brand) and equip the Sales team deliver seamless execution
  • In conjunction with the Technical Team, implement a process to ensure own brand products consistently meet the highest quality standards. Where issues arise, ensure they are addressed quickly, and all complaints are closed out professionally.
  • Review quarterly sales forecasting for Own Brand to ensure it is accurate.
  • Support the opportunity identification process; assessment, sell, commitment, action, and result. Reward and risk should be shared cross functionally.
  • To ensure that adequate procedures, processes, controls and reporting are in place to enable the business to maximise gross margin and minimise overhead.

Requirements:

  • BSc in Food Marketing/Food Science or related discipline.
  • Experience in Own Label NPD development or a commercial/marketing role involving bringing new Own Label products to the market
  • Understanding of the full NPD process and how to commercially evaluate new products.
  • Highly creative person with a keen interest in food and private label development.
  • A proven track record of working cross-functionally with NPD, Marketing, Commercial, Technical teams and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft packages.

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Please apply by sending your CV to Joanne Walsh at joanne@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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