Head of Product Management



Head of Product Management

Head of Product Management.

The purpose of the role:

This is a key hire for a successful global business, you will be responsible for the direction and performance of the company's safety product portfolio, helping to drive both company growth and profitability.

You will be expected to work with a Product Management team of four, and other relevant teams across the business to lead the development of ambitious, yet sustainable product roadmaps, before planning for and ensuring delivery to specification, time and budget.

Whilst innovative technology and new products are essential, a balance must be struck between delivering these and maintaining and growing the existing product range, which already covers multiple technologies.

Understanding of safety concerns in the commercial vehicle and mobile machinery sectors will be critical to success, and therefore similar industry exposure is highly desirable. This is an office-based role with some travel to meet with customers and understand product applications will be required both in the UK and overseas. Relationships across the business will also be vital. The creation of strong internal collaborative relationships with, especially, the Engineering, Purchasing, Sales, and Marketing functions is essential. The position includes leadership and management of a team.

Key Responsibilities:

Department Management

Product Roadmap Development & Management

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Sales Forecasting, Reporting & Review

Ad hoc projects and other activities

Person Specification:

Candidate should be educated to Degree level (ideally in a marketing or product management discipline), or hold relevant industry experience.

Strong commercial project or product management experience vital with a track record of success

Experience of running and managing a Product Management team, ideally in safety and/or electronics and/or automotive sectors.

Proven ability to deliver cross-departmental projects

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