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2019-01-28 13:25:171970-01-01Futura Recruitment
Job TypePermanent Full Time
AreaLeicester, EnglandLeicester
SectorProject Management
SalaryCompetitive Salary Plus Benefits, Dependent on Experience
Start Date
AdvertiserDaniel Abel
Job Ref4230
Job Views28

Product Strategy and Design for our Client is an international effort, and as part of this diverse team, you will be working with colleagues both in the UK and India to create evocative and meaningful experiences.
Our Client has a rich history as the longest continuously manufacturing motorcycle company, and a great expectation from our customers to steward that heritage into exceptional modern motorcycles. With a state of the art Technology Centre and Design Studio in the Leicestershire countryside, they are looking to expand their talented team with a Lead Product Manager

Reporting to the head of Global Product Strategy, you will be the owner and champion of a ‘product family’ within our clients range, delivering strategic product objectives for vehicle development; including feature requirements, pricing and volumes, defining strategy roadmaps and feature definition. Identifying brand and customer requirements, you will work to translate these requirements into deliverable engineering metrics to ensure successful product development. Your content and features will be innovative and competitive, ensuring the product life cycle maximises volume and profit potential, enabling sustained business growth and continued success.

First and foremost you must be passionate about motorcycles and fully immersed in the user experience. You will need to be out there testing the product, talking to users and getting feedback first hand. You will be the voice of the consumer inside the business.

You need to know everything about your markets and your consumers, and then blend all that information with your own insight and experience to help to define a vision for the product. Whilst you will not be engineering or designing the product, understanding the technology stack and most importantly understanding the level of effort involved is crucial to making the right decisions. A comprehensive understanding of the NPI process is vital. The ability to write design briefs, QFD documents and feature prioritisation is a must.

Once the product is in the market you will analyse data looking at how customers use the product, go out and talk to them about the motorcycle and generally eating, sleeping and breathing the product.

Finally you make proposals for when the product should be refreshed or replaced altogether. Then you will do it all over again. You’ll be doing this for a number of products or features at any one time, switching from strategy to tactics and back again.

● A passion for motorcycles and a motorcycle licence is absolutely essential.

● A proven track record in Product Management or Development in a product driven company with a global customer base.

● Experience of developing and managing product/feature business cases, including volume and pricing assessment.

● Proven success in all phases of the product lifecycle; identification of need, development of product requirements, product design, quality and production hand-off, launch and ongoing product management.

● Confident and effective negotiator; able to consistently reach positive outcomes whilst building positive internal and external relationships.

● Ability to work across borders in a complex environment with multiple internal and external stakeholders

● Willingness to travel and work unsociable hours.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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