Interim Product and Range Manager

  • Job Reference: 105949
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Bradford
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products, Product and Design
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Interim Product and Range Manager

Joining us for approximately 3 months as a Product & Range Manager, we are open to an employed or contractor relationship. As a Product and Ranger Manager you will execute and commercialise range builds, brief product and trading requirements in line with the Product & Range strategy, bringing to life our creative vision for a specific product line.

You'll develop and commercialise product (end to end solutions including POS), build ranges and identify and action trading activity.

Interim Product and Range Manager Responsibilities:

• Delivery of an insight led market leading consumer product range builds.
• Execution of the product strategy within a value for money matrix
• Execute range builds, within a range strategy including architecture, pricing and fixture/display layout, including:
• Creation of shopping list for builds using sales data
• Using sales data to identify product for builds
• Building within architecture constraints, making recommendation and capturing data for financial roll up
• Actioning trade activity to maximise opportunity, including:
• Self servicing with sales data
• Identify trading intervention and activity
• Identifying product gaps at build and writing line level product briefs, in line with the creative vision
• Work with Marketing on all elements of the relevant marketing mix
• Collaborate with supply partners on supplier SLAs (service level agreements) to deliver right first time, right quality, right cost & on time
• Commentary and set up support for customer meetings
• Where relevant, and in conjunction with Procurement, develop & nurture brokered publisher relationships to ensure ability to provide category management approach in line with the creative vision & customer strategy
• Supporting the roll out global products and Hallmark Brand common SKUs within builds

Interim Product and Range Manager Requirements:

• You're immediately available
• Educated to degree level or experience within a product development/marketing discipline
• Experience delivering a strategy to fixed objectives and KPIs
• Experience building product ranges and articulating the rationale behind selections
• Product Development knowledge and experience, ideally creative led
• Experience writing line level product briefs collaborating with Creative
• Experience managing internal stakeholders
• Commercial acumen and experience of delivering profitable products within KPIs
• Experience self servicing with sales data to identify trends, give trading commentary and propose trading activity and intervention
• Knowledge and experience of retailer range validation - APO, price and product mix, variance vs. previous
• Knowledge and experience of costing and product pricing, sourcing, contract negotiations and supplier management
• To be resourceful, agile and resilient, whilst staying focused on objectives and targets
• Comfortable with insights driven decision making, data management and reporting for varying audiences

About Hallmark Cards Plc:

Here at Hallmark, we play a unique role in expressing friendship, family and love. For over 100 years we’ve been creating greeting products that help connect people. We are proud to be a family-owned business and we are committed to the highest standards of ethical and environmental performance.

Based at our Dawson Lane site in Bradford, close to key motorway links you’ll be able to take advantage of:

• Competitive salary
• 26 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Health cashback scheme
• Pension benefit
• Flexible working opportunities
• Free onsite parking
• A variety of other cultural and lifestyle benefits, aimed at promoting a positive work/life balance

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire BD4 6HN
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 3 months
Hours: Full Time

You may have experience of the following: Range Controller, Range Builder, Retail Merchandiser, Range Manager, Retail Merchandising, Category Manager, Category Management, Product Manager, Product Management, Range Planner, Range Planning, Buyer, etc.

Ref: 105 949