Product Manager - Environmental Control

£Competitive, 27 days holiday, bonus, pension, healthcare, onsite gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Description

This role provides a unique opportunity to contribute to identifying our strategy for products beyond the one to two year horizon. Dealing with questions that impact right across all aspects of a category, the role holder will gain real insight and hands on experience of the development of mid to long term product strategy.
They will play a pivotal role in shaping our product strategy by driving commercial input into product development at Dyson. The role will be responsible for helping develop new machines across a range of categories – new and existing.
The role will then help steer projects through the development milestone process and work with wider marketing and sales teams to implement profitable range and pricing strategies and manage successful product launches.
Success in the role will be dependent on influencing and working cross-functionally with engineers, sales and group marketing departments to deliver strategic objectives.

Market Overview

Dyson is rapidly expanding; in its new and core categories, and across all of its global markets. The next four years are going to be Dyson’s biggest and busiest yet. By 2020, we'll be hitting £4 billion in revenue. We'll have brought in 5,000 more people. And we'll have launched a further four brand new product categories. With this pace of growth, these ambitious plans, and the complexities of global expansion, it is natural that Dyson is now thinking about the best ways to organise itself and manage its exciting new product ranges to best effect.

Function Overview

Bringing brand new technology to life – and to the world – requires inventive marketing. Clarity of message. Vast reach. And engagement in more innovative ways. Working closely with our engineers, our marketeers develop powerful claims through scientific research. And from traditional channels to cutting-edge events, retail experiences, social media and PR, we seize every chance to tell the Dyson story.

Accountabilities

Product Managers will need to develop key product strategies working closely with the engineers and the commercial marketers.

• Work closely with our engineers to map out commercial 5-year plans by owning research, market insight, market sizing, and pricing and routes-to-market analysis.
• Provide commercial and market input to RDD teams to help focus research on the right technologies for future products
• Identify all relevant competitors in the market. Identify key claims, technologies and price points.
• Build business case scenarios to determine potential for new product launches.
Be the product champion and expert for your category
• Responsible for delivery of the product strategy briefings to the markets to support wider marketing teams and deliver ranges, pricing and volumes for exec sign off and to populate NPI notes.
• Lead the detailed product briefings to the markets

Skills

  • Ideally you will have experience and solid knowledge from working within this type of product management previously.
  • Someone who is genuinely interested in getting under the skin of how the business operates. Has at least a basic understanding of the core concepts that make for a successful product strategy. Develops thoughtful but pragmatic solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills: Capable of logically de-constructing an issue or problem. Able to handle large data sets and provide quick, timely analysis in keeping with demanding time pressures for projects. 
  • Works well with cross functional teams to deliver against priorities. Personable and open style. Engages easily with external and internal colleagues, across different cultures and capabilities. Develops solutions that have the buy in of the relevant business areas.
  • Persistent, challenging approach: Confident and skilled to challenge current working assumptions of others. Able to constructively question, present arguments and evidence, and influence others to revise their views.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops.
With a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 4-May-2017

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