Job Title : Product Manager EMEA Pipes and Fittings
Location : West Drayton
RWC and our family of brands develop safe, sustainable and efficient solutions through a range of engineered and innovative products for plumbing and heating, smart homes and specialist industries around the world.
We offer a complete range of pipes, fittings and valves to help our customers deliver, control, optimise and solve in innovative, reliable, and simple ways every day.
We are proud to be the world’s largest manufacturer of push-fit plumbing products and valves for specialist water control.
At RWC, you will see a reflection of the shared beliefs, sheer dedication and focused ethics of every single member of our team.
There are no barriers and no dividers.
We’re an open company with an open culture to match, encouraging company-wide conversations and listening to everyone’s opinions to help us shape a better world.
We constantly strive to develop fresh ideas to keep people safe, efficient and comfortable. Inspired to succeed, our teams across the globe share the same goal to develop world-leading solutions underpinned by our SPIRIT : Simplicity, Passion, Innovation, Reliability, Integrity, Together as one team.
That is why we are at the forefront of shaping a better world, today and tomorrow.
The Product Manager EMEA Pipe and Fittings, is responsible for both current product / portfolio management and new product development.
Being able to Identify opportunities for enhancements to current products based on market needs, customer feedback and technical capability.
Key Responsibilities Include :
Lead the strategic development of product lines in terms of innovation and technology, and subsequent delivery of value to current and developing markets.
Primary point of contact for all product-line related issues working with technical support, service and quality as necessary.
Work with sales and marketing to identify market opportunities and customer requirements.
Collaborate with Group to understand, recommend and develop product opportunities.
Discover and qualify opportunities for profitable new product development.
Research identified opportunities to create product specifications, business cases and supporting information.
Lead project teams (with all relevant departments) to develop and execute the NPD process.
Proactive lifecycle analysis and portfolio management of current product lines; monitor and take / recommend action as appropriate.
Work with the marketing team to develop compelling collateral, packaging and campaigns for existing and new products.
Build strong working relationships with the quality and engineering teams to understand and influence the compliance bodies and shape industry standards.
About you :
Experience working as a product manager and / or experience working in a technical role in the development, introduction and technical support of a given product range.
Experience of the plumbing industry and knowledge of plumbing and heating systems is a distinct advantage.
Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor’s Degree required (Business, Marketing, or Engineering is preferred).
Extensive experience within product management role.
Significant relevant commercial experience.
Strong technical foundation
Experience of the product life cycle current product management and new product development including successful introduction to the market.
Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams
Self-motivation with the ability to keep many projects on schedule
Teamwork and decision making skills
Excellent verbal and written skills
Demonstrated ability to meet or beat assigned targets, KPIs, and deadlines consistently
Seasoned experience using Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Project
A competitive salary
25 or 31 days holiday depending on the role shift pattern
Flexible holiday buy / sell scheme
Recognition and reward scheme
Internal and external learning and development
On site Café (West Drayton site)
Employee Assistant Programme
Cycle to Work & Tech Scheme
Discounted gym membership (selected providers)
RWC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. RWC celebrates diversity, employment is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard, on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, in any of its activities or operations.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees.
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