Associate Product Manager

MP Recruitment Group

Posted on Mar 10, 2023 by MP Recruitment Group

Chesterton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
£28k - £35k Annual


The Associate Product Manager will play a key role in maintaining existing product portfolio and identifying and profitably meeting underserved market needs with new propositions. Working with the Product Manager and wider Commercial team, the Associate Product Manager will support the development of value propositions and accompanying go-to-market strategy to ensure new product introductions achieve the Company s financial objectives.

Duties and responsibilities

Developing New Value Propositions:

  • Contribute to, and gather feedback on, product concepts to rapidly determine their real-win- worth.
  • Contribute to requirements for, and rapidly gather feedback on, prototypes to determine specific, accurate go-to-market strategy (product, pricing, distribution, promotion).
  • Own Commercial documentation of product requirements, business cases, go-to-market strategies, and project tracking.
  • Support validation of go-to-market strategy prior to product rollout.
  • Participate in planning and execution of product rollout with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure seamless product introductions, including direct customers and channel partners.
  • Facilitate smooth introduction of new products into operations processes.

Maintaining Existing Value Propositions:

  • Support Product Manager to create and maintain a prioritised product backlog for software products and other existing products.
  • Maintain pricelists and part numbers.
  • Frequently attend trade shows, exhibitions, and customer visits to gain market insight, research competitors and collect customer feedback.
  • Be a subject matter expert on value propositions to support Marketing Executives, Channel Partners, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Act as Commercial point of contact for change requests and other questions from other internal departments.
  • Support Commercial Managers and Sales Operations with product queries with the support of Product Engineers.
  • Support Operations to forecast stock levels, process changes to existing bill of materials and manage end of life.

Essential skills:

  • Technical Understanding: Must be able to work and communicate effectively cross functionally across technical, commercial, and operational teams. Willing to travel in order to understand the industry and its needs in detail.
  • Market Understanding: In addition, candidates should be experienced in developing their market knowledge to maximise return on potential opportunities.
  • Value Propositions: Must be able to understand and demonstrate empathy with customer pain points and where appropriate drive product development activities to address these needs.
  • Commercial Awareness: Candidates will have experience of working in a commercial environment, rather than being a typical 'Technical Product Manager'

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job

Reference: 2508009241

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