Office Depot has an exciting opportunity for a Product Manager to join the growing team in the UK & Ireland . The role is a full time, permanent position offering an excellent salary and benefits package.
We are Office Depot. We provide business supplies and services to help our customers work better - whatever their workplace.
We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.
Benefits of joining us :
An attractive and competitive salary
Excellent benefits scheme
Free onsite parking
About the role :
As our Product Manager , you will support the Merchandising Manager to realise the merchandising strategy and determines the assortment selection and plans for the assigned product group.
You will also optimise the selling of products and services at Office Depot for the assigned product group for all channels and all countries in scope.
Key duties and responsibilities of our Product Manager :
Contributes to developing the strategy for the assigned category
Recommends and executes the agreed tactical plans and budgets for the assigned product group. Identifies and outlines the products to be featured in touch points, develops and implements promotional and pricing plans in order to promote products and services, in line with the agreed commercial business strategies (category, price, promotion, placement)
Determines and realizes the optimal category assortment, determines the product selection and portfolio for different customer groups, in alignment with the product life cycle.
Identify and select new customer groups and sub categories aligned with the go-to-market’ strategy and in coordination with Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain and Procurement
Reviews and evaluates product performance, measuring progress across all KPI’s, taking insight and making commercial decisions and actions that drives touch point, product and category performance in a timely manner
Recommends price positioning and alignment across product assortments and countries, understanding the competitor position and the potential impact within the market
Develops promotional plans to maintain, recover or improve performance, identifying opportunities to offer a competitive advantage to customers
Ensures the assigned category is merchandised across all touch points in an optimised, compelling way to secure customer demand
Partners with Procurement, Supply Chain, Item Operations, BI and Content Development which makes up the matrix Category Team , working together to ensure the assigned category meets customer needs effectively and efficiently
Skills and experience required to be our Product Manager :
Academic degree with 2-4 years of relevant experience in category management, merchandising or sales in B2B or B2C retail, distance selling or contract based business
Knowledge of products and the office products industry essentially packaging and mailing is a distinct advantage
Strong customer focus and customer awareness
Has organizational agility, is result driven and able to motivate others
Planning and priority setting skills, able to work under pressure
Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment and to travel internationally
Fluent knowledge of English, spoken and written. Other language skills (Dutch, German) would be a distinct advantage
Packaging and mailing experience would be an advantage
Want to join our team? If you feel you have the skills and experience required for the Product Manager role, please click Apply’ today and take your next step towards a career with Office Depot.