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Head of Product Management

Head of Product Management

Full Time
Category : Management Salary : R85,000 Experience(s) : 5 Year


Reporting into the Managing Director, the Head of Product Management will hold the responsibility of planning, developing, managing and implementing the Product strategy across all ranges for Ecco Safety Group.

About Tweedle

The company services a vast number of medium and large corporate clients in South Africa and elsewhere and conducts Business globally. We registered with the Department of Labour, and was established in 2014. The company’s mission is to develop above average human capital within organizations nationally as well as globally by constantly applying best practice in the recruiting process .Tweedle’s recruitment algorithm will automatically identify the most suitable candidates from our huge database of clients .Tweedle recruits executives as well as all support staff on all levels for companies in a vast field of sectors, specialisation fields and industries. Employers/Clients who wish to enquire or make use of our services, can contact us at our Cape Town branch based in the heart of the CBD Our Mission Our mission is to be the preferred and trusted recruitment partner to both our clients and candidates. To achieve this, we are committed to the provision of excellent customer service, quality staffing and competitive pricing. We will continue to work in close consultation with our clients to ensure that their staffing needs are adequately met to their complete satisfaction. Our Vision Our vision is to become the employers’ preferred Recruitment Agency of choice based on the extent and quality of our service. We also endeavor to be the preferred platform for candidates to discover and pursue exciting careers with their ideal organizations.

About Our Client
They are the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial and emergency vehicle warning and safety products.

They design, manufacture, and market back-up alarms and amber warning lights for over-the-road vehicles, earth-moving vehicles, material handling equipment as well as lighting and sound-based warning products for emergency service vehicles in law enforcement, fire, EMS and security industries.

Job Description
Reporting into the Managing Director, the Head of Product Management will hold the responsibility of planning, developing, managing and implementing the Product strategy across all ranges for Ecco Safety Group.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Developing and implementing a 3 year business plan of product ranges that ensures attainment of company targets in terms of sales and profitability whilst maintaining our leadership position within the market.
With a dotted line to the Global Director of Product Management you will ensure ESG is aligned to ESG’s Global platform using a set of standard processes and tools
Holding accountability for ESG’s budgeted sales, margins and targets
Identifying new products and business ideas in line with market requirements
Liaising with R&D to assist and prioritise new product developments
Evaluating of new ideas / technologies to improve the product ranges and identification of trends
Identifying of new vertical markets and products where synergies exist
Managing the full product life cycle (cradle to grave) including product pruning and price point reviews
VOC analysis as required by the business for new products and or value analysis / value engineering ( VA/VE )
Reviewing of the market for identification of partnerships , factoring opportunities and potential M&A identification
Responsibility for price lists and pricing structures
Providing weekly and monthly reporting as required to senior management.
Providing accurate competitive analysis including pricing, competitor activity and technological developments within key markets in conjunction with Marketing Manager.
Adhering to all company policies, procedures and business ethic codes and ensures they are communicated and implemented within the team.
Recruiting, training and developing the product management team in order to meet defined business objectives.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate for the Head of Product Management role will currently lead a team of Product Managers and have responsibility for all elements of the product mix. You will need to have a detailed understanding of this market, the customers and the competitors.

Having worked with large SKU sets (1,000+) in some form of electronics/electronic components will lend well to this role.

You will also be required to:

Have senior level experience in Product Management with technical components ideally in the Automotive aftermarket and or Automotive OEM sector
Have operated at a senior level with direct responsibility for contributing to the development of overall business strategy
Hold experience of product and brand management is essential
Hold a proven track record of success developing new ideas , products and markets
Be well developed in computer skills – specifically in Excel , Word and Power Point
Be degree educated in Business, Marketing or Engineering
Have previous measurable experience in this field
A second European language would also be advantageous.

What’s on Offer
On offer is a competitive salary in a highly successful, global organisation. You will have the opportunity to lead a team, grow/develop a large product range and be responsible for the entire Product Strategy.