Product Manager


Competitive salary, car and benefits


Sector: Automation
Function: Marketing
Contact: Matthew Heath
Phone: 01384 446187
Job Ref: 67392

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Product Manager

Our globally established and highly recognised Client continues to be the market leader for the design, manufacture and supply of an extensive range of machine tool equipment. With a manufacturing operation in the UK and with direct activity across a range of sectors in the UK and European markets, they have a requirement for a proactive Product Manager.

The Product Manager plays a key role in the strategic development of future machine tool products, strategic marketing research and product support for sales and relating promotional activities. This position supports the discovery, design and launch of future products to support their further competitive market success.

Reporting to the European Group Product Manager and with close engagement and interaction with the engineering and marketing teams across their UK and international sister representation companies, product management forms part of the overall European Sales Engineering organisation.


Specific responsibilities include:

-    Provide the product development team with a product vision and strategy, outlining key features and specification, price positioning and the intended market.

-    Conduct market and competitor research visiting domestic and overseas customers to determine product performance and requirements.

-    Represent the customer within the development process 

-    Develop core positioning and messaging for the product and support marketing with creation of product collateral and launch activities.

-    Manage the product throughout its lifecycle from concept to end-of-life

-    Develop and deliver sales training and competitor argumentation for use at product launches, sales training events and major trade shows.

-    Be the recognised expert within the business on the product, market, relevant technology and the competition.

-    Develop price list and option package bundles for globally produced products throughout the product life.


The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and organised to deliver on tight timescales, displaying clear communication and strong presentation skills. This role will work closely with the UK and European teams as well as with the Japanese head office.

Having an in-depth knowledge of CNC machine technology together with a commercial awareness of sales and marketing within the industry, suitable candidates must be able to form authentic and trustworthy connections with both internal and external stakeholders.

Candidates not possessing all the above attributes and experience potentially can be considered, training for development into the role is available. However, a core engineering and/or applicational awareness is required. Ideally candidates should have some form of relating higher level qualification and experience working within a similar role and environment.

This position is office based in Worcestershire and will require travel to sister sites, customers, industry forums and exhibitions. This position offers an attractive salary, car and benefits.


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

In order for your CV to be processed effectively, please ensure your name, email address, phone number and location (post code OR town OR county, as a minimum) are included


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