Product Manager - Northern Europe

Manchester
Reference No: WD-0001654

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 are very proud to have been placed on the Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the UK by our employees for the past 10 years.

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 product leadership strategy and initiatives, defining targets, managing a product line over the entire life cycle. Contributing to the development of a one-year marketing roadmap for regional HUB and drive implementation in the Market Organisations. Supporting Market Organisation marketing and sales functions 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 and competition. Identifying new business, developing segment specific new products (INP) to improve penetration and/or coverage. You will be involved in Brand Management creating a proactive approach to communicate product value e.g. internal and external PR and ensure consistent and clear communication of our brand promise and value proposition in line with global and local brand strategy.

We fill 80% of our management positions with our own internal candidates. It’s testament to how much we value and develop our people.

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:

*Different ways to work flexibly including working from home and compressed hours so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview
*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
*Free parking and excellent public transport links

Our Head Office is currently based next to Old Trafford but in early 2021 we will move to state of the art new premises at Circle Square in Central Manchester. We will continue to offer free parking for employees and will be located a short walk from Oxford Rd train station and St Peter's Square tram stop.

Why should you apply?

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

What you need is:

  • MBA, with professional experience in management consulting, sales or marketing
  • Engineering degree, with previous experience in Engineering
  • 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 functions, 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

Click through the 'Apply Now' button where you will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of short questions – the whole process should take around 90 seconds. If we like what we see, you'll be invited to a telephone interview.

If you need any support with your application please contact gbcareers@hilti.com.

“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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