• Assistant Product (category) Manager - 8 month FTC

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    2018-3125
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Category Management
    Brand
    Pentland Brands
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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

     

    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

     

    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

     

    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

     

    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

     

    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

     

    Key Purpose of Job:

     

    Supports in delivering our ranges and product lines in-line with the critical path.  You will assist the product team in the delivery of the seasonal product ranges, from concept through to bulk production, in-line with brand strategy and within agreed timescales and commercial guidelines.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Process and manage range data across required tools and systems.
    • Consolidate product information (e.g. features & benefits, range architecture) and support marketing teams with creation of supporting material.
    • Support team in meeting critical path with an awareness of how decisions can impact timings;
    • Ongoing administration and coordination activity to support product team
    • Searching and taking-on opportunities to learn and develop functional skills.
    • Build market and consumer reports & deliver market benchmarking analysis and manages ad-hoc data requests to support in decision making.
    • Where specified by line manager, take ownership of the creation and development of contained product capsules.
    • Manage the Special Make-Ups (SMUs).
    • Responsible for the system upload and management of all product data including product codes, MDM and updating /managing product range trackers
    • Monitoring FOB upload by the development team to ensure all data is completed OTIF.
    • Support in delivering product materials for trade and sales launches.
    • Identify process improvement opportunities, and supporting implementation.
    • Pro-actively contribute to the cross-functional team in day-to-day processes, meetings, review etc.

     

     

     What you need to have

    • Experience within a product-based environment, or of supporting a product development team.
    • Experience of working as part of a team within an operational or commercial role.
    • Ability to self-manage schedule and workload within a deadline driven environment.
    • Ability to monitor and report progress on small projects.
    • Capability to quickly assess and process information to make decisions.
    • Ability to communicate credibly and work with key external partners (suppliers, external agencies, collaborations) as required to support consumer categories.
    • Collaborates effectively to develop trustful relationships with peers across the business;
    • Confident communications skills with the ability to present ideas.

    What we need to see in you

    • Showing initiative, being responsive to change and thinking creatively.
    • Passionate about product and able to understand consumer and category needs.
    • Able to work and communicate cross-functionally at a variety of levels across the business.
    • A good listener and communicator with an understanding of cultural nuances.
    • Energetic, self-motivated and driven to exceed expectations.
    • Flexibility and ability to work independently or within the team.

     

     

     

     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

     

     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    

     

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