Product Manager

Manchester
Reference No: 16013

What's the role?

The Regional Product Manager role is responsible for the coordination, implementation and control of the effective design and implementation of the local product leadership strategy (PLS) for a product portfolio segment within the Northern European region.

Who is Hilti?

Unless you work in construction, you probably haven't heard of us. We're a hidden gem.

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the professional construction sector. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us. So are our people.

We regularly win Great Place to Work awards globally and have been on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK for the past 13 years – we are proud to have been voted #35 in 2019.

Hilti offers the best of both worlds – friendly teams locally and roles across the UK combined with the opportunities only a company of 30,000 people spread across 120 countries can bring.

What does the role involve?

As a Regional Product Manager, your role will be to define the regional PLS and initiatives, defining targets, managing a product line over the entire life cycle. Contributing to the development of one-year marketing roadmap for regional HUB and drive implementation in the Market Organisations. Supporting Market Organisation Product Managers and sales with market knowledge, communication and training in line with Global Process Management Systems on Product Portfolio Management and Hilti Marketing Management steps.

You will work closely with Trade Managers to understand products, applications, market & competition. Identifying new business, developing segment specific INP to improve penetration and/or coverage. You will have Involvement in Brand Management creating a proactive approach to communicate product value e.g. internal & external PR and ensure consistent and clear communication of our brand promise “Outperform. Outlast.” in line with global and local brand strategy.

We have more than 200,000 interactions with our customers every day. It’s how we get to know their businesses, understand their needs and develop the precise products and services that will help them.

What do we offer?

We really value our people and we've worked hard to develop a competitive reward package that reflects this. Some of the benefits we offer include:

*Genuine career advancement (more than 80% of all leadership roles are filled internally)
*Competitive salary and above-average performance bonus
*6% employer pension contributions
*Private Health Insurance and Employee Assistance Programme
*33 days' holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) plus the ability to purchase 5 days more annually
*Paid leave to work on charitable projects
*Hilti Benefits Box, a reward platform offering a cycle to work scheme and shopping and lifestyle discounts/cashback
*Flexible working arrangements after 6 months' service (e.g. work from home options, compressed hours)
*Subsidised on-site canteen and free fruit and salad
*Free parking and excellent public transport links

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.

What you need is:

  • Master’s degree or MBA desired, with professional experience in management consulting, sales or marketing
  • Superior understanding of product marketing with the ability to contribute to the overall Hilti strategy and priorities of the corporation
  • Strong commercial acumen and marketing skills, e.g. market research, competitor sensing, product lifecycle, communications, merchandising, promotions, product
  • Strong communication and presentation skills across all levels and function, providing information and feedback to the wider business
  • Willing to travel approximately 20% nationally and internationally
  • For future career progression, you must be willing to relocate internationally and have previous international experience
  • Language skills in addition to English highly desirable

Whilst we still wish to invite applications for roles and will conduct first stage telephone interviews, please note that due to the current situation we will not be holding a formal interview process for some weeks and we ask for your patience during this time. If you have been successful after initial screening you will be informed of our intention to interview you in due course

“There’s a real family spirit and you can literally knock on any director’s door at any time. Also your line manager will work very hard to help you develop your skills, both professionally and personally.”

- Amer, Key Projects Manager

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