Senior Product Manager

Senior Product Manager

Job Title: Senior Product Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 2738739
Contact Name: Lisa Canning
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2018 18:16

Job Description

What’s in this for you?
  • A ‘real’ chance to shine, learn and be part of a passionate and driven business that ‘other’ wholesalers envy,
  • The opportunity to work in a Senior Product role with a difference; different product mixes and service offering...where you create solution-based design initiatives for your clients,
  • Report to a dynamic, supportive and trusting leader and be a part of the ELT,
  • Autonomy to drive the performance of your team and product portfolio. You’ll have ‘all the tools’ to get it done!
  • Part of a team that works hard, plays hard and has fun in a collaborative and creative environment,
  • A seriously fun place to work; they take the time to laugh even when under the pump.  
Your prospective employer:
This progressive Australian company specialises in the design and distribution of contemporary and innovative homewares and furniture that are inspirational, stylish and bold. They have created a global brand offering that is inspired by color, texture and is uniquely Australian. Fast paced and forward thinking, it’s the care and investment they have for their own team and the real partnership and ability to provide true innovation and value to their clients; that has afforded them significant success and growth over the last fourteen years.

What will you do in an average week?
  • In collaboration with the broader Marketing and Design team, you will develop new product lines that deliver growth over and above, through skilled category management and range optimisation,
  • Own and know the performance of your categories – i.e. be on top of all reports, analyse the data, find all the answers and then be always making recommendations and plotting courses of action
  • Mentor your team of four, who are accomplished in their own right, take them to new heights!
  • Take part in global and local sourcing trips and attend industry trade fairs
  • Create a fiscal plan by category; numbers ‘is’ your thing.
  • As with everything in this business, the end-game is to further elevate the customer experience, this is full end to end Product Management. Deliver a solutions-based difference offer to your clients.
Here’s what it will take:
  • Your love of Lifestyle Furniture or Homewares and your extensive Product Management experience in these categories is the first criteria,
  • You are able to articulate the secrets to your success, which will include a keen understanding of the commercial and planning focus of your role; this is paramount!
  • You innately understand commercial product that is on trend and have built your expertise negotiating with suppliers to ensure sound trading terms are in place,
  • You have an enviable reputation for your relationship building expertise and lead your team to achieve personal and company goals,
  • Sound business acumen is critical, as is an ability to forecast and develop insightful product plans and you will do this through your data insights,
  • Flexible and adaptable: You embrace change and are not precious; you roll with the punches,
  • Brilliant communication: this is crucial to your success, where your ability to translate the “vision” into day to day sales performance comes naturally.

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