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Product Planning Manager

  • Job added:   15 March 2011
  • Salary :   £40 - 46,000 + Benefits
  • Location :   Berkshire
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Company :   Signet Resources
  • Contact :   Iain Baker
  • Email :   iain.baker@signetresources.co.uk
  • Telephone :   01628817124
  • Website :   www.signetresources.co.uk

Our client is one of the leading global automotive manufacturers in the world. They currently have an exciting requirement for a skilled Product Planning Manager to join their business. You will combine your extensive automotive experience with sales, marketing and product planning knowledge to further enhance their management capability and to achieve the targets set across the European mainland.

Reporting into the Senior Product Planning Manager, you will lead and manage the customer and market information for all European markets. Through the utilization of this information, it will allow you to identify and propose future product requirements along with appropriate business plans. You will also manage the sales promotion flow and the formal PDCA of each model performance by customer and market. Other responsibilities include developing product concept and positioning plus specification requirements from a customer’s perspective.

To be considered for this role, you will need to have a strong knowledge of product planning within the automotive sector, ideally across Europe. Combined with this knowledge, experience of sales, marketing, supply or aftersales functions would also be beneficial. Within this type of role, excellent research skills are required, with a high degree of ability to interpret wide ranging data into structured and meaningful management information that allows a clear business direction. You must be a highly effective communicator and presenter, able to build good relationships across all cultures both internally and externally. You must be able to travel extensively within Europe and work effectively in an international environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading organisation with opportunities for future development.

Suitability for positions will be judged on relevant professional criteria relating to knowledge, skills, attitude and experience and there will be no discrimination on any other grounds.

Role: Product Planning Manager
Salary: £38-46,000 plus excellent benefits
Location: Berkshire

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